Xylon van Eyck best known to ONE Gospel viewers as
the gregarious and often irreverent presenter of the young adult show This Generation Loud (TGL) has been diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. Hodgkin's lymphoma — formerly known as Hodgkin's disease — is a cancer of the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system. Advances in diagnosis and treatment of Hodgkin's lymphoma have helped to give people with this diagnosis the chance for a full recovery. The prognosis continues to improve for people with Hodgkin's lymphoma often reporting recovery rates as high as 80%.
The 27 year old was diagnosed in February after a CT scan revealed enlarged lymph nodes. Originally from Port Elizabeth, but now based with his wife in Johannesburg, Xylon has already begun chemotherapy treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma. Chemotherapy is expected to last for 6 months and Xylon is hoping to be well enough to present This Generation Loud on channel 331, DStv for the duration of his treatment.
Cancer is not something most young adults think they will be battling but Xylon remains upbeat: "At least no one will be able to see if my hair falls out," Xylon jokes, "Seriously, I believe that God doesn't give us anything that we can't cope with and I believe that he is with me through all the treatments, stresses and unexplained moments. My prayer remains the same: simply that he will open my eyes to see what he is doing in my life."
This Generation Loud broadcasts every Tuesday night at 7pm only on DStv, channel 331.
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