Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs chief executive: "I have lymphoma"

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Blankfein has been diagnosed with cancer (Source: Getty)

The chief executive of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein has been diagnosed with lymphoma.

He said he will be undergoing treatment for the cancer, continuing to work as normal except for reducing his travel, and that he expects to be cured.

In an update Blankfein, who has been chief executive and chairman of Goldman since 2006, said:

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.

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