Hank Green Reveals He’s Been Diagnosed With Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Greatest-selling creator and TikTok star Hank Inexperienced introduced that he has been identified with most cancers. 

“Excellent news [and] unhealthy information. One is, it’s most cancers,” Inexperienced, 43, revealed in a Friday, Could 19, YouTube video. “Excellent news is it’s one thing known as Hodgkin’s lymphoma [and] it’s some of the treatable cancers. It responds very effectively to remedy, the objective is treatment [and] the process to get there may be pretty well-known if disagreeable.” 

The VidCon cofounder shared that whereas he’s “nonetheless ready on a scan” to “verify” particulars, it “appears probably that we caught mine early.” Inexperienced added that even when this explicit most cancers is caught later or spreads “in a number of components of the physique,” Hodgkin’s lymphoma is “nonetheless tremendous treatable.” 

The An Completely Outstanding Factor creator defined he has “few danger components” for lymphoma together with “treatment,” an “autoimmune illness” — he was identified with ulcerative colitis in 2006 — and having mono as a toddler, which meant the illness was one thing he was “looking for” and is “comfortable everybody took it severely.” 

The Alabama started his assertion on Friday by recalling how he arrived on the prognosis, saying, “There have been a number of instances over the previous few weeks this has grow to be an increasing number of actual. That is the massive one although,” earlier than recalling going to the physician after noticing his lymph nodes have been “large.” 

After sharing {that a} biopsy confirmed the most cancers, Inexperienced revealed he’d be beginning a “system” of chemotherapy “very quickly” that may final round 4 months — and is leaning on family members to stay optimistic.

“I’ve a buddy, amazingly sufficient, who has been by means of a prognosis and remedy and remission and is 10 years submit with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. It’s been very nice to have that in my again pocket for texting and to be like, ‘Is that this regular? Am I panicking? Please inform me I’m going to be OK.’” 

Hank — who shares son Orin, 6, with spouse Katherine Inexperienced — famous that he might be lacking this 12 months‘s VidCon conference, which is scheduled for June 21 to July 24 in Anaheim, California. (Hank and his brother, creator John Inexperienced, began and created teh fan meetup in July 2010.) 

“I do know that this sucks most for me, however I additionally know that it sucks for everyone on this group,” Vlogbrothers cocreator stated. “So I really feel like apologizing, however that will be silly. So I’m not going to. However I feel what I imply.”

Relating to his on-line presence, the Crash Course host stated that he’ll play it “by ear” after taking a deliberate break from posting. “I’m wrestling with the fact that that is now a part of how individuals are going to think about me. It’s an identification I’m having thrust upon,” he defined. “I need to be fun-goofy-science man, not struggling-with-anxiety most cancers man.”