Life Paul de Leeuw is not changed by a cancer diagnosis
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The life of Paul de Leeuw is not changed by the mild form of bladder cancer that last year when he was found. “No, it’s just pure, pure bad luck,” said the presenter.
“My doctor said:’ you die earlier with cancer than to cancer. Often it is a chronic disease has become,” says the presenter Monday on Qmusic. That is also true for The Lion, which as of Monday night four weeks on the tube with his ‘late late night program’ Tasty!. “In the case of bladder cancer, if it is mild, and that I have, it is very treatable.”
The presenter was silent for months about his illness. “I wasn’t screaming. You can little if you have it, just sitting still, to the doctors listening and hope that it is gone. If people when asked ‘how goes it’, I had no answer to that question, because I was still in the middle.”
The Lion was on 18 april and were declared clean. “I’ve been lucky, but don’t want to be dramatic about. In my case, it is treatable. There are a lot of people who also have cancer and there is a lot worse.” In the coming years, The Lion is still under control. “It may come back. It was a very unpleasant period, but it is under control.”