Mr Bridges did not specify what his treatment involved, but options vary depending on the type and severity of the cancer, the clinic said. These options can include chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and radiation therapy.
Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma are the two main subtypes of lymphoma. There will be more than 77,000 new cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2020, according to the National Cancer Institute, accounting for 4.3% of all new cancer cases.
About 2.1% of people will be diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in their lifetime, the institute said, based on data from 2015 to 2017. In 2017 alone, more than 719,000 people were living with a non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the United States.
Mr. Bridges comes from a family of actors, including his father, Lloyd, who died in 1998, and his brother, Beau. He began his acting career in the late 1950s and has appeared in more than 90 projects, according to IMDb. He won seven Oscar nominations and won the Oscar in 2010 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for “Crazy Heart.”
But his role as Jeff Lebowski – aka “The Dude” – in “The Big Lebowski” (1998), earned him a cult following.