Prince Bernhard Discusses Cancer Battle

  February 8, 2015 at 6:11 am by

Prince Bernhard of Orange-Nassau has discussed his battle with lymphoma on the television program RTL Late Night.

Visit the Lymph & Co website at the image

“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.

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4 Responses to Prince Bernhard Discusses Cancer Battle

  1. Leslie says:

    Good for the Prince for being so open about his diagnosis. My dad has lymphoma, and like the Prince, he is in remission. We must have more funding to find a cure!

  2. Barbara Tate says:

    I am so glad you are now in remission. This is a horrible diease that take the life of too many good people too soon. I have angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma and am not a candidate for the stem cell transplant. My only option is to remain on chemo as long as the drugs are available. Once I have taken all the available drugs for this type cancer, it will be over.
    I will be praying daily for your continued remission, that you may have a long happy life.
    I only ask that you, in return, pray for me and my minor child who will be left an orphan when i die.
    Good luck to you and your family. And thank you for your work in trying to find a cure for this killer.


    What a horrible experience. I wish him well.
    How is he a Prince of Orange-N? His father is not a prince.
    Just curious.

  4. JessRulz says:

    Queen Juliana wanted her grandchildren to be ‘equal’, and issued a decree that gave children from Margriet and Pieter’s marriage the title and style HH Prince/ss of Orange-Nassau. The children of Queen Beatrix naturally had titles as the children of the heir, and the children of Princess Irene had titles through their father, the Duke of Parma. Princess Christina renounced her rights to the throne when she married, so no titles we given to her children.

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