MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) â Jarrod Lyle is in a hospital getting treatment following a recurrence of the cancer he has twice overcome.
Golf Australia issued a statement Wednesday on behalf of the Lyle family, saying the 35-year-old golfer was in Royal Melbourne Hospital for what doctors suspect will be a third fight against leukemia. He beat the acute myeloid leukemia in 1998 and in 2012.
Lyle’s wife, Briony, later was quoted on the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper’s website as saying the diagnosis had been confirmed.
“We’ve just received confirmation that Jarrod does have a relapse of AML, which is what he’s had twice already,” Briony Lyle was quoted as saying. “Right now, as we’re in this room, he’s beginning his chemotherapy treatment. We’re not sure how long it will be for. The aim of it is to get him into remission.”
A routine blood test returned abnormal results and Lyle was immediately admitted to a hospital and placed under the care of his previous medical specialist.
“The doctor said today it is a curative intent. The aim is to provide some sort of a cure,” Briony Lyle was quoted as saying in the newspaper. “They’re still doing quite a few more tests. He will require another transplant and it does sound as if the technology has come a long way in the past five years.
“He’s got a good track record and that’s what everyone keeps reminding themselves. He’s done it before, why not a third time?…