Well-known Twitch streamer Kyedae Alixia Shymko, better known as Kyedae, recently shared her cancer and leukemia diagnosis with her fans, prompting messages of support from her community.

In her most recent tweet, Kyedae mentioned that she was recently diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Thanks to the AML, Kyedae said that she would be “starting up treatment very soon.” She apologized that her stream schedule might not be consistent, as she was “not too sure how [her] body will react to the treatment”.

AML, according to an explanation from cancer.gov, is a “type of cancer in which the bone marrow makes a large number of abnormal blood cells.” Normally, the bone marrow creates blood stem cells, which eventually turn into red and white blood cells, as well as platelets. However, when a person has AML, the resulting blood cells and platelets can become unhealthy and abnormal. These are called leukemia cells and can spread throughout the body. This then causes various problems, such as anemia, easy bleeding, tumors, and more.

AML is the most common type of acute leukemia in adults. It is also a type of cancer that gets worse quickly if left untreated. As such, it is good that Kyedae's doctors were able to detect it early. If the cancer is still in its early stages, immediate treatment will definitely help in increasing her chances of recovery.

Soon after posting this tweet, Kyedae's Twitch community, as well as her friends, were quick to show their support for the streamer. Not only that but various sports teams, as well as Twitch, sent their love and support her way as well.


Thankfully, it would seem that Kyedae at least feels well enough to attend large events. Not only that, but she also has the energy and strength to even joke about her condition. During the recently concluded Streamer Awards, Kyedae won the Best Valorant Streamer. During her acceptance speech, she mentioned that she “didn't have a speech prepared” as she was expecting someone else to win. She then followed this up by saying “But I did talk to QT on the sidelines and this was my Make-A-Wish, so thank you very much, everyone, I appreciate it.” The Make-A-Wish comment received a lot of love from her fans, praising her for her sense of humor, as well as her composure.

Of course, once her treatment starts, this might no longer be the case, as chemotherapy does have a lot of side effects. One such common side effect is hair loss, something that Kyedae talked about during a stream. In fact, during a recent update, Kyedae mentioned that she had her “BULD BUFF ACTIVATED“. A picture of her and her friend, Daphne, now both bald, has also made its rounds on social media, garnering support for the Twitch streamer.

Kyedae underwent chemotherapy afterward. And now, six months after her original cancer announcement, Kyedae announced in a Twitch stream that she is now officially off of chemo.

In a recent livestream, she had the following to say:

I am officially off of chemotherapy now. It is something that, before I wanted to share with you guys, I wanted to make sure 100% that it was done and over with. It does not mean that all of my treatment is done yet, but for now, my hair has started to grow back.

Although the treatment is not yet over, it's still good to hear that she is now on the road to recovery, both from the chemo side effects, as well as the cancer itself.

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