Paul Allen, Owner of Trail Blazers, Seahawks Battles Cancer Again

November 17, 2009

(ChattahBox)—Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft and owner of the Portland Trail Blazers and Seattle Seahawks, has accomplished a lot in his life, but the biggest achievement has been his successful fight against cancer 25 years ago. And now the business mogul is having to face that dreaded prospect once again, as he announces his new cancer diagnosis.

Allen, 56, was first diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease in 1983. After a grueling round of radiation treatments and a successful bone marrow transplant, Allen beat the disease.

The 32nd richest person in the world, according to Forbes, is also known for his philanthropy, awarding $30 million in grants annually to nonprofit organizations. Besides his sport franchises,  Allen runs Vulcan Inc., a private asset management company.

Vulcan CEO Jody Allen, Paul’s sister, wrote a memo to employees of the company detailing her brother’s condition, which was posted by CNET.

“Doctors say he has diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, a relatively common form of lymphoma,” the memo read on CNET’s site. “This is tough news for Paul and the family. But for those who know Paul’s story, you know he beat Hodgkin’s a little more than 25 years ago and he is optimistic he can beat this, too,” wrote Jody Allen.

Jody Allen added that her brother is currently undergoing chemotherapy for his cancer.




One Response to “Paul Allen, Owner of Trail Blazers, Seahawks Battles Cancer Again”

  1. Stephen on November 17th, 2009 3:08 pm

    Hope he get well soon

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