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Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus reveals the kind of cancer he’s fighting

A couple of weeks back, Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus dropped a bomb: He was receiving chemotherapy for some form of cancer. Now he’s revealed what exactly the problem is: a blood disorder called stage 4-A diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), an aggressive form of non-Hodgkins lymphoma . This is the same type of cancer is mom had–and beat.

Mark says “The cancer isn’t bone-related, it’s blood-related,” he said. “My classification is diffuse large B-cell lymphoma Stage 4-A, which means, as I understand it, it’s entered four different parts of my body. It’s entered enough parts of my body that I’m stage 4, which I think is the highest that it goes. So, I’m stage 4-A.”

Mark held a Q&A on his Twitch account, saying that he has a doctor’s appointment coming up that will gauge how well he’s doing with the chemo. Regardless of the update, he’ll need at least three more rounds of chemo and perhaps a bone marrow transplant.

And he really, really misses his hair.

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