Talk show host, Xolani Gwala, has taken a few weeks off the radio to deal with a “serious medical condition” according to a local radio station. The star has since revealed that he is undergoing treatment for colon cancer.
Xolani spoke on Radio on Friday and updated his listeners on his condition, revealing that his cancer was in an advanced stage.
He bravely spoke of how the cancer had spread to his liver and that he has already had one operation and would be starting chemotherapy next week.
“It’s going to be a long fight‚ but a fight that I’m ready for,” he added.
Briefly.co.za learned from Times Live that Xolani revealed that he had found out about the cancer after suffering a bout of fever earlier in the year.
“This was so sudden. In April‚ I was running the London marathon. Suddenly you have a fever‚ you go to the doctor and you are told you have cancer,” he reflected.
"I have asked for time off from the station so that I can address this issue and also deal with the treatment when necessary. I will appeal for privacy and your understanding on these matters. Other than that I certainly will be back as soon as everything is sorted out," he said.
Xolani has thanked his listeners and friends for their support and has asked for privacy to allow him to focus on getting better.
Colon cancer often has no symptoms but with regular check-ups, to the doctor, it can be diagnosed and treated. If someone experiences unknown abdominal pain, a change in bowel habits or unexplained weight loss than a trip to the doctor is advised.
Colon cancer is treatable and survivable.
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