A little over a year after Jamie Dimon said he has throat cancer, the "other" big bank CEO, Lloyd Blankfein just sent out a memo, in which he revealed he has too has cancer in the form of lymphoma, which however is "highly curable", and will continue "leading" Goldman during treatment.
The full memo:
To my colleagues, our clients and our shareholders,
Late this summer after several weeks of not feeling well, I underwent a series of tests, which culminated in a biopsy last week. After the biopsy, I was told by my doctors that I have lymphoma. Fortunately, my form of lymphoma is highly curable and my doctors' and my own expectation is that I will be cured.
My treatment plan will include chemotherapy over the next several months in New York. My doctors have advised me that during the treatment, I will be able to work substantially as normal, leading the firm. I will, however, reduce some of my previously planned travel during the treatment period. I have discussed this approach with our Board of Directors and they are supportive.
There are many people who are dealing with cancer every day. I draw on their experiences as I begin my own. I have a lot of energy and I'm anxious to begin the treatment. I appreciate your support and good wishes.
So the two most important US bank CEOs both get cancer within a year of each other?
We wish Lloyd well - there are more appropriate venues to be held accountable (to both god and the people) than a hospital room.