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Paul Allen Announces Return of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma

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Allen was previously treated for the disease in 2009.

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Portland Trail Blazers and Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen announced via twitter that his non-Hodgkins lymphoma, which he was originally diagnosed with in 2009, has returned:

Allen also released a statement on his website, the text of which is below:

I learned recently that the non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that I was treated for in 2009 has returned. My team of doctors has begun treatment of the disease and I plan on fighting this aggressively.

A lot has happened in medicine since I overcame this disease in 2009. My doctors are optimistic that I will see good results from the latest therapies, as am I.

I will continue to stay involved with Vulcan, the Allen Institutes, the Seahawks and Trail Blazers, as I have in the past. I have confidence in the leadership teams to manage their ongoing operations during my treatment.

I am very grateful for the support I’ve received from my family and friends. And I’ve appreciated the support of everyone on the teams and in the broader community in the past, and count on that support now as I fight this challenge.

Go Seahawks! Go Blazers!