Latest cancer test 'clean,' says Paul Allen

Latest cancer test 'clean,' says Paul Allen

Credit: Trailblazers

Paul Allen sits down with Mike Barrett for a wide-ranging interview.

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by KING 5 News and Michael Rollins, KGW staff

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Posted on September 14, 2010 at 11:06 AM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 14 at 2:36 PM

PORTLAND -- Microsoft co-founder and pro sports franchise owner Paul Allen said his latest test last week for Non-Hodgkins lymphoma has "was clean."

"It brought a smile to my face as you can imagine," he said in an interview with Portland Trail Blazers announcer Mike Barrett.

"I just had a test this week," Allen said in an interview with Portland Trail Blazers announcer Mike Barrett. "And it was clean, which brought a smile to my face as you can imagine. I'm just happy to be here and be healthy, and I'm feeling better than I have in a long time." 

Allen has been fighting non-Hodgkin's lymphoma since late last year and has undergone chemotherapy and other treatments.

Along with Vulcan Inc. and other business ventures, Allen owns the Portland Trail Blazers, The Seattle Seahawks and has holdings in the Seattle Sounders FC.

Allen said he has made it a point to keeping working during his health issues and attending Seahawks and Blazers games. He said those games provided a good break during the treatments.

"It is therapeutic and it gives you something that completely takes your mind off whatever other things you're having to go through," Allen said, "And you can root for your team, if you're involved  with the organization you can go back to the locker room and tell the guys you're thinking about them, and that was really important to me."

 

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