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!