JP Morgan chief executive Jamie Dimon is "clear of cancer"

 
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Dimon was diagnosed with throat cancer earlier this year (Source: Getty)

JP Morgan boss Jame Dimon has told employees he is clear of throat cancer.

In an internal memo sent to staff, the 58-year-old boss of the US' largest bank said there was "no evidence of cancer left in my body" after CAT and PET scans three months after treatment.

The good news is that the results came back completely clear, showing no evidence of cancer in my body. While the monitoring will continue for several years, the results are extremely positive and my prognosis remains excellent.

Dimon was diagnosed with throat cancer in July, undergoing an eight-week course of radiation and chemotherapy, which he completed in September. Although he took time off to recuperate, he remained involved with the bank's day-to-day activities.

In October he resumed public appearances for the bank, telling Crain's Chicago Business that "it hasn't changed what I want to do with my life".

Could it? It could. I still love what I do and I still have to do something. I still want to make it a better world.

In a note to shareholders at the time of his diagnosis, he said he had an "excellent prognosis".

Warren Buffett, who received treatment for prostate cancer in 2012, praised Dimon for the way he handled the public disclosure of his illness, wishing him well and advising him to "rest often".

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