Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: Remember other celebrities diagnosed with Jorge Aragão’s disease


Singer Jorge Aragão, 74, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system and which represents the eighth most common type of tumor, without considering non-melanoma skin, according to Inca (National Institute of Cancer).

However, before him, other celebrities had already received the same diagnosis. Among them actors Reynaldo Gianecchini, Edson Celulari, former president Dilma Rousseff and writer Gloria Perez.

Gianecchini treated the disease with chemotherapy and underwent a bone marrow autotransplantation in January 2012. In March of that same year, he was back on stage in São Paulo, and in August, he was starring in a remake of the comedy “Guerra dos Sexos”.

Almost three years after receiving the diagnosis, he relived the experience on television in the soap opera “Em Família” with a character who discovered he had a serious illness.

Celulari received the news that he had lymphoma in June 2016. In addition to chemotherapy, he underwent 12 sessions of radiotherapy and revealed that he was cured in November of that year.

Gloria noticed a lump on her neck in 2009 while writing the plot “Caminho das Índias”. After confirmation of a thyroid tumor, she underwent chemotherapy and removal of the lymphoma.

Dilma was still Minister of the Civil House when she treated lymphatic cancer. She also underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy sessions and was free of the disease in 2009.

Inca data indicate that Brazil should close 2023 with 12,040 new cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma — 6,420 in men and 5,620 in women. The estimate is the same for 2024 and 2025.

Source: Folha

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