Prince Bernhard Discusses Cancer Battle
Prince Bernhard of Orange-Nassau has discussed his battle with lymphoma on the television program RTL Late Night.
“It is a huge scare not only for yourself, but also for the people around you,” the Prince said of his mid-2013 diagnosis. He was on holiday with his family when he felt something was not right when he had difficulty completing a mountain bike ride. “Then I got an intestinal stricture, I have Crohn’s [Disease], so I thought I knew it [the problem].
“But a scan showed that it was [non-Hodgkin] lymphoma. My world stood still,” Bernhard told the show’s host Humberto Tan on Friday’s episode.
The Prince also said that he is now in remission, “I have no more treatments. I do have antibiotics because my immunity is not so good.”
Prince Bernhard, who is the second eldest son of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven, has founded an organisation named Lymph & Co. to raise funds for lymphoma research.
View the video of Prince Bernhard on RTL Late Night here.Filed under The Netherlands
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