Are you a fan of the popular Twitch streamer, Kyedae? If you are, you may have probably heard the news of her being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, a type of cancer. In this article, we will get to know more about this illness that Kyedae has been suffering with.
If you are reading this article but don’t know why Kyedae is and decided to keep going through this piece, well, Kyedae is a popular content creator and Twitch streamer of Japanese-Canadian descent. Her real name is Kyedae Alicia Shymko. She shares content that feature her exceptional gaming skills in the well-known first-person shooter game, “Valorant,” which have earned her a considerable follower base in the gaming world.
This Twitch streamer is also regarded as one of the top players in the “Valorant” community. She is also a member of 100 Thieves, an eSports organization.
Kyedae is engaged with Asian-Canadian YouTuber Tyson Ngo, more popularly known as TenZ. Together, the two have formed a duo that the gaming community highly respects.
However, last March, Kyedae shocked the gaming world when she announced that she had been diagnosed with cancer, particularly a disease known as acute myeloid leukemia.
Kyedae Reveals Battle With Cancer
That month, she revealed her disease via her Twitter account. She posted, “Hi everyone, I’ve recently been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (cancer).”
During that time, she also said that she would undergo treatment but is unsure how her body will react to the treatment.
Messages of support from her fans poured in after this announcement. For instance, netizen @Asunaa said, “If you need anyone, always here for you and wishing you a healthy recovery. Don’t feel too pressured to stream or anything, take your time. We are all here for you. (heart emoji)”
The tweet of her announcement has already garnered more than 30 million views as of this time of writing.
But what really is acute myeloid leukemia?
About Kyedae’s Disease
Acute myeloid leukemia is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. This illness is considered the most common kind of acute leukemia among adults. This type of cancer usually worsens quickly if the patient is not treated immediately. Acute myeloid leukemia is also referred to as acute myelogenous leukemia and acute nonlymphocytic leukemia.
According to health experts, acute myeloid leukemia’s causes and risk factors include aging, previous cancer treatment, exposure to radiation, exposure to dangerous chemicals, smoking, and genetics, among others.
Fever, bone pain, lethargy, fatigue, shortness of breath, pale skin, frequent infections, easy bruising, and unusual bleeding are the symptoms of acute nonlymphocytic leukemia.
So far, the only available pieces of news about this are Kyedae’s announcement of her disease last March and the update from her last May that she will not be able to attend engagements she has been invited to due to her illness.
From us here at PVP Live, we wish for Kyedae to get well soon.