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    American Idol contestant Luke Menard has been diagnosed with lymphoma, a relative of the singer confirms to PEOPLE.
    Menard, 29, thought he had walking pneumonia when he first sought medical treatment for a persistent cough. After doctors ran several tests, they found a mass behind his heart and removed a node from under his left collarbone.
    According to the relative, a biopsy showed the mass to be a symptom of Stage Two Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system.
    While in Los Angeles, Menard, who frequently visited Idol to watch the show since being voted off on March 6, received an outpouring of support from his castmates. David Cook and Carly Smithson visited him at the hospital, while he received encouraging emails from other finalists. “That really meant a lot to him,” the relative says, adding that he and Cook are close.
    Now back in his hometown of Crawfordsville, Ind., with his wife Lara, Menard is in treatment for the disease. “He is surrounded by his family,” the relative says. “They want to help him beat this and move on.”
    His odds are good: with treatment, the survival rate is about 95 percent.

    American Idol’s Luke Menard Diagnosed with Cancer - PEOPLE TV Watch

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    That's really messed up. He seems awfully young to be getting something like that.

    Hope he get well, soon.

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    That's awful news. I hope he pulls through it.

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    aww i hope he gets well soon
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    I liked Luke from the beginning!!! Awww... get well Luke!!

    And that is just NOT cool of the family member to blab his medical business to the press!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honey View Post
    His odds are good: with treatment, the survival rate is about 95 percent.
    That's encouraging. Hopefully he'll be in that 95%.
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    Ohh noooo-I am so sorry this happened to him.
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    Oh no! More sad news. I'm sorry about this, too.

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    As has been said, Hodgkins is one of the most curable cancers. One of my girlfriends survived stage 4 Hodgkins and is still cancer free (and the mother of 2 kids) 15 years later. The whole situation sucks for him and his family, but he should be ok.

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    Sorry to hear it,Best wishes.

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