September 12, 2011 by staff
Non-hodgkin Lymphoma, The star of the hit New Zealand, Spartacus, died at the age of 39 on Sunday after a long battle with 18 months of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The actor’s wife released a statement talking about his last moments. She said he died in his arms, surrounded by his family on a beautiful sunny morning, Sydney spring. Spartacus The actor was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in March 2010.
He began treatment for cancer in New Zealand, which slows the production of the second season of Spartacus. In June 2010, Whitfield was able to complete their treatment and even given a clean bill of health.
However, in September 2010, the cancer returned, and Whitfield was to fight his last months in severe pain.
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is cancer of lymphoid tissue that affects the lymph nodes, spleen, and the entire immune system. Most often, the cause of this cancer is unknown. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma manifested by different signs and symptoms. The most common symptoms are fever, chills, itching, night sweats, weight loss, and swollen neck, groin, armpits or other lymph nodes.
Some may even have abdominal swelling and pain, and when the cancer affects the brain, headaches, trouble focusing, and seizures may also be observed.
Low-grade lymphoma non-Hodgkin type can not be treated with chemotherapy alone. For people with this type, the cancer progresses slowly over many years. Chemotherapy may, however, be useful for people with different types of high-grade lymphoma.
The series network, Starz, expressed deep sadness at passing of Whitfield.
His co-star Lucy Lawless said it was “a kind man who never said a bad word about anyone, a talented photographer, engineer, and a brilliant actor.”
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