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Starting Long Fight With A Win

Starting Long Fight With A Win

29 August 2017

Jarrod Lyle has won the first battle in his fight against leukemia, but the war is far from over. Lyle, 36, was officially declared in “remission” last week when his blood counts returned into a “normal level” for the first time since he began chemotherapy in late July. But while Lyle’s wife Briony was delighted the champion golfer had taken the first important step, she said Jarrod had larger hurdles to clear before he could return to a normal life.

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Fighting off the course

Fighting off the course

28 August 2017

Hi everybody.

I wanted to start out by saying a huge thank you to everybody for your messages of support over the last 5 weeks. They haven't gone unnoticed. We have been inundated with support, and it’s very overwhelming and humbling.

After being diagnosed in late July, I spent 3 weeks in hospital in Melbourne having my first brutal round of chemo. I was surprised by how well I was able to handle it this time, with only a few bad side effects and a couple of miserable days. The main goal of the first round of chemo was to get rid of the leukaemic cells and get me into remission, and I responded very well and accomplished that goal.  As of just last week I’m now in remission, so with this big step forward we can now definitely look towards a bone marrow transplant in the near future. This is the only way forward to get a complete cure from this disease and one that my doctors are keen to get organised. 

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Golf world rallies around Jarrod Lyle as he faces blood cancer for third time

Golf world rallies around Jarrod Lyle as he faces blood cancer for third time

26 July 2017

The outpouring of support for Jarrod Lyle shows just how much the Victorian means to Australian golf as the 35-year-old returned to hospital to face a recurrence of acute myeloid leukaemia.

Lyle's wife Briony confirmed the diagnosis on Wednesday afternoon after Lyle had been in for a routine test on a cough. Those results would show blood abnormalities and Lyle now faces cancer for the third time.

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Lyle suffers suspected cancer relapse

Lyle suffers suspected cancer relapse

26 July 2017

Champion golfer Jarrod Lyle has returned to hospital for what doctors suspect will be a third fight against leukemia.

Lyle, 35, is resting at Royal Melbourne Hospital as doctors undertake a series of tests to determine the exact nature of his illness.

A family spokesperson said: “A routine blood test conducted earlier this week returned abnormal results and Jarrod was immediately admitted to hospital and placed under the care of his previous medical specialist. He will remain there at least until a full diagnosis has been made.

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Lyle takes the long way to WA PGA Championship

Lyle takes the long way to WA PGA Championship

16 May 2017

Making the road trip from Perth to Kalgoorlie, Jarrod Lyle is excited to be in the Aussie outback for the TX Civil & Logistics WA PGA Championship.

The opportunity to play a tournament in one of the unique locations the ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia visits was a big drawcard for Lyle.

“I haven’t played a lot of golf in WA during my career, so this was a good opportunity to come and do something different,” Lyle said. “To come to Kalgoorlie, a place I have never been to, a place I never knew if I would get to; having this tournament here and my being back in Australia at the same time too, is the reason I am here. I have never been in Australia when the WA PGA has been on and now I am not travelling, it’s nice to come to places like this, experience something new and play golf tournaments.”

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