By Matt Artz
Thursday, December 18th, 2008 at 12:05 pm in Ohlone College.
Bill McMillin knew something was up last month his feet were too swollen and his body was too achy to play his usual tennis match. On Monday he learned that he has an acute form of leukemia. He’ll be heading to the hospital next week for a month of chemo.
Technically, he has been diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a type of cancer much more serious than the prostate cancer he beat five years ago. McMillin said doctors told him that recovery rates were 50 percent. Recovery, he said, is defined as living for another five years.
The 66-year-old McMillin said he plans to live into his nineties, just like his mom and dad. He also plans on returning to the board in February.