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Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell Expects Lifelong Cancer Fight

09/28/2015
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(Classic Rock) Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has accepted that he'll probably have to deal with cancer for the rest of his life. He was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2013 then announced last year that he was in remission - before revealing in June that it had returned. Treatment continues as Def Lep work through a North American tour.

Campbell tells the Salt Lake Tribune: "It's going very, very well, thank you. The bad news is this cancer keeps coming back. The good news is the treatment I'm doing largely continues to work, which is a big, big part of the recovery for me, to be able to continue to do what it is that defines who I am.

"I've had a couple rounds of chemo - actually, three rounds of chemo. And last October I did a stem cell transplant. I kind of naively thought that would be it, and I was done with it. I guess, given the benefit now of my experiences with this, I kinda realize that I'll probably be dealing with it for the rest of my life."

But his medical team continues to approach the issue from every possible angle. "I'm trying a process called immunotherapy, which is the latest and greatest thinking in how to treat cancer," says Campbell. Read more here.

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