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Max Parrott still won Olympic champion after 12 chemotherapy treatments

Max Parrott still won Olympic champion after 12 chemotherapy treatments


Max Parrott still won Olympic champion after 12 chemotherapy treatments

After 12 chemotherapy treatments, Parrott, the Winter Olympic champion who conquered cancer, was reborn from the ashes! Chemotherapy is not so scary! Relapse prevention is key!


Max Parrot is not only a Winter Olympic champion, but also an anti-cancer fighter! That is Canada’s Max Parrott, who won the championship in the men’s snowboard sloping skills final at the Winter Olympics.



Max Parrott still won Olympic champion after 12 chemotherapy treatments

Max Parrott 



For the Canadian star, being able to return to his beloved ski slopes is full of countless difficulties and hardships. He was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma shortly after the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

According to statistics, the incidence of Hodgkin’s lymphoma is low, accounting for about 9% of all lymphomas, with a good prognosis and a high cure rate. With early treatment, 70% to 80% of patients can be cured.


Throughout 2019, he underwent 12 chemotherapy treatments, kept a diary every day, and shared his anti-cancer experience with netizens. The hard work paid off.

By the end of 2019, Parrott had overcome the disease and returned to the game. He said bluntly: “12 chemotherapy sessions are the hardest thing I have ever experienced, which will definitely make people stronger!”

At the same time, he also said that cancer has changed a lot of himself, and he is grateful for everything and is active and relaxed. The mentality allows him to reduce the pressure and fully enjoy the fun of the game.


So, today we go straight to the topic, is chemotherapy really that scary? People often talk about cancer discoloration, and also talk about “chemical” discoloration.

In fact, some people in the current society have misunderstood or exaggerated the side effects of chemotherapy and ignored the active role of chemotherapy in treating malignant tumors. “The patient was still alive, but chemotherapy killed him!” The side effects of chemotherapy circulating in the market are daunting.


People fall into two extreme understandings about chemotherapy, either they are too afraid of chemotherapy and worry about the side effects of chemotherapy;

In fact, chemotherapy can be said to be a double-edged sword. As long as the doctor applies it properly and the patient cooperates with the treatment, it can cure the disease and save the life, and the benefits outweigh the disadvantages!


Correct treatment of chemotherapy, chemotherapy for cancer patients should seek advantages and avoid disadvantages!

Chemotherapy, as a systemic treatment method, is the main method of current tumor treatment. No matter what route of administration is used (oral, intravenous and body cavity administration, etc.) organization. Early-stage, mid-stage, and advanced-stage patients all need chemotherapy, especially for chemotherapy-sensitive tumors such as lymphoma and leukemia.


Because many patients are afraid of the side effects of chemotherapy, as well as symptoms such as leukopenia, hair loss, and vomiting caused by long-term chemotherapy, and worry that it is difficult to kill all tumor cells, they are particularly entangled in whether to do chemotherapy. In fact, experts say, the key lies in how to “seek advantages and avoid disadvantages”.

When chemotherapy is required, chemotherapy must be done in a timely manner, and do not be too concerned about the so-called side effects of chemotherapy. For cancer types and patients who are suitable for chemotherapy, the benefits far outweigh the disadvantages.


As long as we cooperate with a comprehensive treatment plan during chemotherapy, and strive to achieve the best anti-tumor effect, we should pay attention to preventing and reducing the adverse reactions of chemotherapy drugs, and chemotherapy will achieve a good anti-cancer effect.

Moreover , with the development of molecular targeted therapy , immune checkpoint inhibitors, and cellular immunotherapy , the advantages of chemotherapy are gradually weakening. , immunotherapy and other treatment methods synergize to achieve greater clinical benefit.



In 1998 the World Health Organization stated:


Appropriate use of chemotherapy has become curative in some tumors:

Malignant trophoblastic tumor, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Hodgkin lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, testicular cancer, acute myeloid leukemia, embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma, neuroblastoma, small cell lung cancer and ovarian cancer;

Tumors that may be cured with adjuvant chemotherapy:

Breast cancer, osteosarcoma, colorectal cancer, osteosarcoma, retinoblastoma, soft tissue sarcoma and Wilms tumor, etc.

The palliative treatment effect of chemotherapy in some advanced tumors (prolonging the patient’s life, reducing symptoms and pain, etc.):

Gastric cancer, esophageal cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, head and neck cancer, kidney cancer, melanoma, prostate cancer, endometrial cancer, etc.





Max Parrott still won Olympic champion after 12 chemotherapy treatments

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