Microsoft Co-Founder Diagnosed with Cancer

by: cancercompass

Billionaire investor Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft Corporation, has publicly announced he has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Employees of Vulcan Inc., Allen's Seattle-based investment firm, were notified of his diagnosis yesterday afternoon.

According to The New York Times Allen, 56, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease in 1983. He left Microsoft to fight the disease and ultimately succeeded, but never returned to day-to-day Microsoft operations. Since then Allen has been a major investor in technology companies.

According to a family member, Allen has begun chemotherapy.

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