Binh Dongen Duong, 64, a retired general, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia last month, according to his son, who said the diagnosis left him in shock.
Binh Dongan, a former Army captain, and his wife, Nguyen Thi Thanh, were on a trip to Vietnam when Binh, a member of the military, developed the disease in April, his son said.
He is now in a hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, where he has been treated for two months.
The Duong family, whose home was in the village of Huy, Vietnam, where Binh grew up, said they were shocked when they learned of the diagnosis.
“Binwong and I both had our hearts broken and we’re very grateful that we have been able to find a way to help him, said the Duongs, who live in Hoang Dinh, about 50 miles west of the capital, Hanoi.
Nguyen Thi Thun, the Duong’s daughter, said her father, who served in the United States Army from 1986 to 1994, was a “very hard-working man” who took care of his family.
He was a decorated combat veteran who worked in the Vietnam War and the U.S. military, he said.
We have no idea how he could do it, but we’re thankful he’s alive.””
He was such a good man.
We have no idea how he could do it, but we’re thankful he’s alive.”
Binhs wife Nguyen Thong Thun declined to comment.
For many of Vietnam’s elderly, the diagnosis is a blow, but not a shock.
They have had many cancer-related treatments, and they say they have no regrets.
They believe Binh’s treatment will help reduce his chances of developing a second disease.
Doctors said they found that the Duons had a small amount of the mutated virus that causes acute lymphocytic leukemia, the same type of cancer that Binh had.
But their doctor said there is no indication of how much the virus has mutated.
While there is limited research into the virus’s genetic makeup, some researchers believe it may be able to be isolated from the virus.
One of the most common cancers among the elderly, this type of lymphoma, is thought to affect more than 4 million people in the U-19 age group, the National Cancer Institute said.