The governor of Valle, Clara Luz Roldán, reported this Monday that she was diagnosed with follicular non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which is why she had been hospitalized for days at the Imbanaco clinic.
Through his Twitter account, Roldán indicated that he will initiate a treatment that he will follow to the letter and that he will continue to lead his work in the Governor of the department “attending to the needs of our great people.”
“I want to tell you that here I am, firm in my task of continuing to contribute to the achievements that will make the Valley an increasingly important department in the country and in our lives. Hand in hand with God as always, I will overcome this moment. Willing to assume this new test, and carry out this treatment as an exceptional opportunity to show, as a Valle del Caucana that I am, that it is with our attitude, our firmness, that we have shown the world and we will continue to do so, that we are invincible, “he wrote in his account of Twitter
He then published: “in God is the final decision about our lives, but in us is the task of overcoming challenges.”
The Governor was hospitalized on September 2 at the Imbanaco clinic for a “respiratory condition,” for which she was tested for covid-19.
On September 8, Roldán reported negative results for three covid-19 tests while still in hospital, but reported that he was in stable health.
“In life we are presented with moments that we do not want to live, that may even make us regret thinking why me? But that we must take as opportunities to demonstrate the character, the firmness, the faith that guides us. above all, they are the great moments of our life, in which God takes us by the hand and accompanies us to take each step forward, “he wrote on Twitter.
The Imbanaco clinic, with the consent of the Governor, reported that the prognosis of the disease is positive and that it will begin a treatment of six cycles of chemotherapy, with an interval of 21 days between each of them.
“They will be performed on an outpatient basis in the Oncology Service of our institution, which will take approximately 5 months. During this process, you will have partial medical disability and this pathology will not prevent you from continuing with your activities.”
What is non-Hodgkin lymphoma?
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a type of cancer that forms in the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system, which protects the body against infection and disease.
According to the National Cancer Institute of the US Institutes of Health, focilucar non-Hodgkin lymphoma, “is the most common type of slow-growing non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It is a very slow-growing type of lymphoma that it begins in B lymphocytes. It affects the lymph nodes and sometimes spreads to the bone marrow or spleen. “