Not easy for Thijs Kroezen. Seven times, Bredanaar was diagnosed with cancer and had to undergo surgery. Resist again and again. But now he’s diagnosed with cancer again, he wrote on Instagram. However, Thijs remains positive. “Life is better than just sitting and taking a sip.”
This time, metastases were discovered in his lungs. “Another big explosion,” responds a resident of Breda. “One is on the right and the other is on the left. They are both about five millimeters in size.” But according to him, doctors are present early and metastases can be treated well.
“This time it was decided to irradiate,” says Tegs. He will soon leave for the VU Medical Center in Amsterdam where the treatment plan will be drawn up. “I have seen the doctor for a short time and I am very confident.”
In August, after his seventh treatment for cancer – when the metastases were in his stomach – Theiss had already announced that “he would be surprised if the metastases did not occur after that.” “Of course you hope so.”
Thijs was first diagnosed with cancer in 2008. Then he developed bone cancer in his left arm. Then his arm was completely amputated. In 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015 he had metastases in his lungs. A metastasis was discovered in his pancreas in 2017 and a metastasis followed in his stomach in the summer of 2019.
But with his perseverance, he went into battle again and again, escalating. Many people call Thegis a hero, but he himself sees it differently. “I don’t see cancer as a battle with winners and losers. It happens to you.”
Despite the new tap, he refuses to give up. “Life is better than just sitting and taking a sip.”