In very tough news to read today across social media, One Life to Live alum, Eddie Alderson (Ex-Matthew Buchanan) came forward via his Instagram account that he had been diagnosed with Lymphoma cancer.
Eddie shared: “This weekend has been a crazy one to say the least. Some of you may already know, but Friday I was diagnosed with lymphoma cancer and will begin chemo therapy sometime this week. While this journey may not be easy, I know that together with all of my family and friends, we will beat this! Just a bump on the road of life. I will keep you all updated as we go along.”
And in a heart-tugging photo on her Instagram account, Eddie’s sister, Kristen Alderson (Ex-Starr OLTL and GH, Ex-Kiki, GH) shared this: “My beyond precious and amazing brother (and best friend) Eddie Alderson got diagnosed with Lymphoma Cancer last Friday. Ever since, we’ve been surrounded by love, support, and optimism. He is so strong and determined, I know he’ll beat this. Please pray for Eddie’s journey w/ us. I’ll keep you all updated as always.”
UPDATE this afternoon: Kristen took to her twitter account with more news on Eddie’s health scare: “The power of prayer is amazing. As of this morning, Eddie was scheduled for surgery tonight. They said his first biopsy did not have enough tissue to determine the exact kind of lymphoma. This would have pushed his diagnosis/treatment and would have meant more time in the hospital. Only four hours after he announced with cancer (and you all responded with such beautiful words and prayer) a doctor came in and said he no longer needed surgery! They were able to diagnose him using the sample they already had. (GREAT news). And he officially has Hodgkins Lymphoma, (w2hich is very treatable). He’s going home today and will start chemotherapy on Monday.”
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