Lyle knows he’s on a long road in bid to beat cancer
Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle still faces a long battle to beat cancer despite doctors declaring him to be in remission.
Lyle, 36, began chemotherapy in late July for acute myeloid leukaemia and his blood counts returned to normal last week.
But though the Victorian said he’s heading in the right direction to beat the cancer for the third time, there is still a long path to being completely cured.
“The only way to cure it is to have a (full bone marrow) transplant,” he told Melbourne radio station RSN yesterday.
He returns to hospital today for ’consolidation chemo’ to try to keep his blood count at a normal level.
Meanwhile, he said it was nice to be spending time at home with his young family.
Lyle and his wife Briony have two girls, aged five and one.
He spent Tuesday night teaching his five-year-old daughter how to ride a bike for the first time without training wheels.
“She smashed it,” he said enthusiastically.
Lyle said he took positives from the fact he’d beaten the cancer twice before.
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