Hank Green, a seasoned YouTuber, and best-selling book, has revealed that he has Hodgkin’s cancer.
We most likely caught mine. First, it seems. In a video posted to YouTube on Friday, Green stated, “I’m still awaiting a scan to sort of corroborate that. He stated in the video’s caption that his first treatment started “precisely as this video goes live.”
In a 13-minute video titled “So I’ve got cancer,” which he and his brother, author John Green, present on the vlogbrothers YouTube channel, he described how he was discovered to have the disease.
His doctor ordered an ultrasound when he discovered his lymph nodes were swollen, him.
He recalled that the technician in the ultrasound room said, “I’m going to go get a doctor.” “That’s not what you wanted to happen,” she said.
According to the Mayo Clinic, the lymphatic system, a component of the body’s immune system that fights infection, is impacted by Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Swollen lymph nodes and other growths throughout the body are symptoms of Hodgkin’s lymphoma caused by white blood cells called lymphocytes that develop out of control.
Although he claimed that over the past few weeks, “this has become more and more real,” it is one of the more curable illnesses. He said one of his pals had Hodgkin’s disease and underwent treatment and remission. It has been ten years since the diagnosis.
He remarked, “Having that in my back pocket has been nice. Is this typical for texting and acting like way? What about my anxiety? And if I’m going to be okay, please assure me.
Green pointed to his brother offscreen and added, “I said, you know, ‘This is the ideal time, so far in human history, to get lymphoma’ — a very Hank Green thought. And then you remarked, “Well, a year from now would’ve been better,” which struck me as John Green.
Additionally, he said that even if his condition might affect his work in the future, he would try to give the occasional email update.
Green stated, “I’m playing it by ear. I anticipate feeling terrible and finding it to be quite uncomfortable.
Knowing me, he continued, “I will continue to find satisfaction in producing and speaking with people if I can. And putting things in writing and publishing them in a newsletter will probably be the most straightforward, lowest-lift approach.
We love you, @hankgreen ❤️
Due to his recent diagnosis, Hank will no longer be able to attend VidCon Anaheim 2023 next month. To our Co-Founder, go-to science guy, and only person on the internet who seems to understand where all the candle wax goes: we're sending all the love… pic.twitter.com/MVNyaZJhIS
— VidCon (@VidCon) May 19, 2023
But he still had a request for the audience.
“I would appreciate suggestions for lighthearted movies, TV shows, and video games. Like, there was no emotion, he remarked. The conclusion is that no one could cry over foolish things.
“Reply with some good movie and media recommendations here,” his brother urged in a pinned comment. NOTHING BUMMERS.
The Green brothers founded VidCon, an annual gathering of fans and digital innovators. The owner of CBS News, then-Viacom, now-Paramount Global, purchased the event.
Hank Green had been scheduled to attend VidCon in Anaheim the following month, but upon his announcement, the conference posted a statement on Instagram.
Summary of Hank Green's video that I wrote for Diana, in case anyone wants to know what he said but doesn't have the time to watch it 💖 + pic.twitter.com/1XjKGTXcDD
— Niamh 💙 (@Only4GTLive) May 19, 2023
The Instagram post states, “Due to his recent diagnosis, Hank will no longer be able to attend VidCon Anaheim 2023 next month.” We’re extending all the love from the VidCon community and beyond to our co-founder, our go-to science expert, and the lone internet user who appears to comprehend where all the candle wax goes.