Kyedae says she’s completed her chemotherapy for cancer

By George Geddes


Sep 28, 2023

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Popular Twitch streamer and content creator Kyedae Alicia Shymko has said that she’s off chemotherapy and will continue her other treatment on her road to recovery. 

A few days ago, Kyedae said that she’s finished chemotherapy, which is used to treat cancer by utilizing chemicals to kill the cells in the body. She still has other treatments to complete, but she shared the good news with her fans and the rest of the community, who are eagerly awaiting her recovery. 

“I am officially off of chemotherapy now. It is something that before I wanted to share with you guys, I wanted to make sure it was 100 percent done and over with,” she said a few days ago on Twitch. 

She shared that her hair and nails have started to grow back. Typically, when a patient is on chemotherapy treatment, rapid-growing cells such as hair and nails are attacked as a side effect. 

Kyedae announced her diagnosis earlier this year 

Kyedae announced she was diagnosed with cancer in March earlier this year. She said that she has Acute Myeloid Leukemia and has been on cancer treatment since. The news of her moving away from chemotherapy is a hopeful sign for her recovery. 

“Leukaemia is cancer of the white blood cells. Acute leukemia means it progresses quickly and aggressively and usually requires immediate treatment,” according to the United Kingdom National Health Service.

Kyedae said she experienced several symptoms prior to her diagnosis. She said that she felt tired all the time and was dealing with body aches and pains. The most telltale sign, she said, was that she lightly bumped her arm, and a huge bruise formed around the area. 

“Tyson [TenZ] like tapped my leg, and I got the biggest f****** bruise on my leg,” she said on stream, which was later re-uploaded to YouTube

According to the NHS, symptoms of Acute myeloid leukemia can include looking pale or “washed out,” feeling tired or weak, breathlessness, frequent infections, unusual and frequent bruising or bleeding, such as bleeding gums or nosebleeds, and losing weight without trying to. 

Anybody dealing with these symptoms or is worried about the condition should speak to a healthcare professional. Cancer support helplines can be found via the American Cancer Society for those in the States or via Macmillan for those in the United Kingdom.