Ben Grosskopf, a 14-year-old social media personality, has announced that he is in the hospital.
Grosskopf is well-known for his lip-syncs and videos about his day-to-day life. Though he continued to post content on TikTok, he had not made a public appearance since September last year. Continue reading to learn more about his diagnosis.
Ben Grosskopf, a TikTok star, discusses his cancer diagnosis.
Ben Grosskopf posted the diagnosis on TikTok on January 23 and shared it with his followers in a video. He said the post would not be joyful like his other posts, but he did not announce the diagnosis earlier because he wanted to inform his family and friends first.
"I've been told for three or four days that I have cancer," he said, adding that he had to go through several tests in the hospital before the doctors could determine what was wrong with him.
Grosskopf has disclosed that he is suffering from lymphoma cancer, which isn't diagnosed in stages like other forms of the illness; instead, it's classified into types A, B, and C. The content creator is currently battling Type B, the most common form of the condition.
Four months of chemotherapy will be required for the TikToker.
Grosskopf will now undergo four months of chemotherapy, which may be shorter or longer depending on how his body responds to the therapy. He expressed his gratitude that the cancer did not exist in his bone marrow, which would have required two additional months of treatment.
Ben talked about the fear of losing his hair, stating that he will be using a 'cold cap' to combat the condition. He is hoping that the cap will work.
Ben says, "Not that my hair is the most important thing right now, but it's the only thing I care about because I'm not going to die." He says that his family and friends have supported him.
Ben said that he was dissatisfied with having to withdraw from school for a few months, but that he was optimistic that he would recover soon and return to his classes in New York. He promised to keep his followers informed of his daily activities and said he loved them.
Ben has over 1.1 million followers on TikTok, including fans of Mariah Carey and Lil Nas X.
Ben Grosskopf's recovery is speedy, so please keep an eye on our blog for further information and updates.