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Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein has “highly curable” lymphoma

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein announced Tuesday that he has lymphoma, but described it as “highly curable.”

The executive said that he will continue to work during his chemotherapy treatment, though he will cut down his travel schedule.

“There are many people who are dealing with cancer every day. I draw on their experiences as I begin my own,” Blankfein wrote.

Blankfein has led Goldman since 2006, when President George W. Bush tapped his predecessor, Henry Paulson, to be Treasury Secretary.

Here’s Blankfein’s note in full:

To my colleagues, our clients and our shareholders,

Late this summer after several weeks of not feeling well, I underwent a series of tests, which culminated in a biopsy last week. After the biopsy, I was told by my doctors that I have lymphoma. Fortunately, my form of lymphoma is highly curable and my doctors’ and my own expectation is that I will be cured.

My treatment plan will include chemotherapy over the next several months in New York. My doctors have advised me that during the treatment, I will be able to work substantially as normal, leading the firm. I will, however, reduce some of my previously planned travel during the treatment period. I have discussed this approach with our Board of Directors and they are supportive.

There are many people who are dealing with cancer every day. I draw on their experiences as I begin my own. I have a lot of energy and I’m anxious to begin the treatment. I appreciate your support and good wishes.

Lloyd