Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein Admits He Has Cancer

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein Admits He Has Cancer
Lloyd C. Blankfein and Daniel Goroff Financial Times / Wikimedia Commons CC BY 2.0

With great courage, Goldman Sachs Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein had issued a statement recently to advise his co-workers as well as clients and shareholders that he has been dealing with something unfortunate very recently. In fact, it was only last week when he discovered that he has a form of lymphoma.

Blankfein explained that the events leading to his diagnosis actually started during the summer when he was “not feeling well” for weeks. This resulted in him undergoing some tests and then, a biopsy last week. The biopsy then revealed that Goldman Sach’s top executive had a lymphoma that fortunately is said to be “highly curable.”


And as Blankfein begins a course of treatment that includes chemotherapy in New York over the coming months, he assures everyone that he still able to report to work and confidently lead the company. However, Blankfein was also quick to admit that the treatment period will make it impossible for him to continue with some travel plans that have already been previously arranged. Blankfein had also said that the Goldman Sach’s Board of Directors fully supports his plans.

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According to the American Cancer Society, 78% of all cancer cases are actually diagnosed on people aged 55 or older. As much as 1,650,370 are expected to be diagnosed with cancer this year. And over the years, the survival rate from cancer has increased due to early diagnosis for certain forms of cancer as well as improvements in treatment.

As he prepares to begin treatment, Blankfein admits that he is anxious. Yet, he also continues to “have a lot of energy,” keeping in mind that there are a lot of other people who live with cancer every day.

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