Geoff’s story: living well with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) | Leukaemia Foundation

Geoff’s story: living well with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL)

Geoff has led an active life with many proud years in the military, running marathons and playing AFL. At the age of 57 his GP in Kalgoorlie gave him the unexpected news, he had stage 4 mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) and needed immediate treatment.

Six months of chemo and a stem-cell transplant put Geoff into remission for three and a half years before relapsing. With few options available his haematologist suggested an oral targeted therapy. Now he’s back to feeling like his old self and living life to the full, staying fit and hoping to go back to work.

His life goal is to make it to 100 and he’s well on the way to getting there with a new lease on life – just 39 years to go!


CLICK HERE to learn more about MCL symptoms and treatments.


The Leukaemia Foundation is there to support people, like Geoff, with blood cancer and help them navigate that journey.

Remember, discussing treatment options for MCL with your haematologist is important to ensure you are on a treatment plan that works best for you. If you’re starting a new treatment plan it’s important to find a way that works for you to build a habit and stay compliant with treatment protocols – a diary, checklist, time of day – all help to keep you on track.

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Posted on July 1st, 2019

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