Glen Cove lymphoma survivor recalls diagnoses after Jeff Bridges announcement
A Glen Cove resident is recalling his diagnoses with lymphoma after actor Jeff Bridges announced he is battling the disease.
Jesse Giordano was diagnosed 35 years ago after his mother saw a lump on his neck during a Little League baseball game.
Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges announced Monday that he has been diagnosed with lymphoma but did not go into specifics.
Bridges tweeted the news writing, "Although it is a serious disease, I feel fortunate that I have a great team of doctors and the prognosis is good. I'm starting treatment and will keep you posted on my recovery."
The 70-year-old has a career that has spanned six decades. He received a lifetime achievement award last year at the Golden Globes.
Doctors say possible treatments could include chemotherapy, immunotherapy or a bone marrow transplant.
Giordano has advice for anyone newly diagnosed with lymphoma.
"Keep your friends and family close," he said.
Giordano now volunteers with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He also advises patients who are newly diagnosed to reach out to other survivors for encouragement and advice.