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Mark Hoppus ‘grateful’ as he finishes fifth round of chemotherapy

Mark Hoppus has been undergoing chemotherapy after his cancer diagnosis (Picture: Getty)

Mark Hoppus has shared an update on his cancer battle with fans, saying he’s finished his fifth round of chemotherapy.

The Blink-182 frontman, who revealed his diagnosis earlier this year, said he’s ‘grateful’ to have made it through another round.

He said: ‘Today I’m grateful to not be going in for chemotherapy.

‘It’s been three weeks since my last treatment. Normally I’d be going in
today. “Normally.” Damn. Getting pumped full of poison every three weeks
is my normal.

‘On the 29th I get scanned and will know if it worked. (sic)’.

The I Miss You singer opened up about his diagnosis in June and later explained: ‘My classification is diffuse large B-cell lymphoma stage 4-A, which means, as I understand it, it’s entered four different parts of my body.

I don’t know how exactly they determine the four-part of it, but it’s entered enough parts of my body that I’m stage 4, which I think is the highest that it goes. So, I’m stage 4-A.’

Large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is one of the most common types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and occurs in white blood cells and can form tumours throughout the body.

Mark has been sharing updates with fans (Picture: Mark Hoppus / Twitter)

It is an aggressive lymphoma that can arise in lymph nodes or outside of the lymphatic system, in the gastrointestinal tract, testes, thyroid, skin, breast, bone, or brain.

While he was told he may have to undergo alternative treatments like a bone marrow treatment where the chemo not working, he was delighted to be told later that month that the chemotherapy was doing its job.

Mark lives in Beverly Hills with his wife of 20 years Skye and their son Jack, 18.

He is one of the original members of Blink-182, which he founded in 1992 with Tom DeLonge and Scott Raynor, and also formed the duo Simple Creatures with Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low.

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