Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor first revealed his cancer diagnosis through a letter his bandmates read during the group’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction – and he’s now talking about his battle.
During a recent interview with Britain's Channel 5, Taylor said he first got the idea that something might be wrong during a run four years ago -- when he noticed what he called an "arthritic sort of pain, [and] then began to have these symptoms, and didn’t recognize them for what they could be.”
The guitarist sought treatment after lumps began to appear on his neck, but he may have waited too long. His biopsy showed what he called "a death sentence" -- the cancer had spread widely in his body.
Taylor said he doesn't foresee being clear of the disease, but concluded the interview being more upbeat, saying “Every minute is like an hour, every day is like a week. You really want to get the most out of life. And I’ve been very fortunate. I’ve had so much in terms of living the dream. It’s really helped me to live with the pessimism of an incurable disease, but the optimism of creating music.”
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