Feb 5, 2018

Facebook executive has 'incurable' cancer

A British Facebook executive has revealed she has a form of blood cancer called follicular lymphoma. Follicular lymphoma is a slow-growing form of cancer that in most cases cannot be cured. It is the fifth most common form of cancer diagnosed in the UK, but the 46-year-old executive, Facebook's vice-president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said it was currently "Not a high-profile cancer" and she hoped to raise awareness about the disease. "Follicular lymphoma is currently incurable," wrote Lady Mendelsohn, but she added "60% of people with lymphomas live more than 10 years, and that percentage is rising". The executive said she had been helping to publicise a fledgling Facebook group for patients with the disease - it has since expanded from a few hundred members to 3,500.

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