Vicki Gunvalson’s on-again off-again boyfriend Brooks Ayers is making headlines again and this time it doesn’t have to do with his relationship with the Bravo star. Ayers reveals to RadarOnline that he has been diagnosed with an â€œaggressive and fast-movingâ€ form of Stage 3 cancer.
â€œLife is funny sometimes. Sometimes it is not,â€ Brooks said. â€œMy reality is that I have, once again, been diagnosed with a form of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma specifically diffuse large B cell lymphoma.â€
â€œI appreciate the prayers, support, and positive vibes from anyone who would wish to send them,” he said. “Let me assure you that I am going to remain positive and continue to battle this disease vigorously with much tenacity along with seeking the appropriate medical care. Finally, please respect my familyâ€™s privacy in this matter as we walk through this challenging time.â€
â€œI am determined to fight this horrible disease and am surrounded by love and support from people who truly care about me,â€ he added.
Brooks explains, â€œNon-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is the most common type of lymphoma. Although there are more than 50 types of NHL, diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common type, making up about 30 percent of all lymphomas. In the United States, DLBCL affects about 7 out of 100,000 people each year. DLBCL is a fast-growing, aggressive form of NHL. DLBCL is fatal if left untreated, but with timely and appropriate treatment, approximately 60 percent of all patients can be cured.â€
Brooks did not comment on the status of his relationship with Vicki.
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