Kate Langbroek reflects on son Lewis’ childhood cancer battle during regular check-up

Radio star Kate Langbroek is reflecting on her son’s tough childhood battle with leukaemia.

The 56-year-old posted a photo on Instagram to update fans on Lewis’ condition, revealing he needs to visit the hospital regularly for “long-term effects check-ups”.

Lewis, 18 — who made a full recovery in 2013 — was pictured lying on the hospital bed as Langbroek penned an emotional caption.

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“My darling son who had childhood leukemia now has long-term effects check-ups… (this may sound ominous to civilians but to those of us who have trod the unpaved cancer road, it is a fraught blessing),” the TV presenter wrote.

“Anyway, today Lewis is getting his thyroid ultrasound to check that seeds from previous radiation have not enlarged… we hope they have not — but Lewis certainly has. My lanky boyo is now too long for the bed. Praise be.”

Langbroek finished her post with a message for those who are struggling or facing a similar situation.

“Also, always — blessings and strength to those who are in the midst of battle,” she added.

Langbroek’s son Lewis was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2009 as a six-year-old. The now-teenager endured the cancer for three and a half years before beating it in 2013.

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The former radio host also opened up about Lewis’ cancer battle in 2020, revealing Lewis had “almost died”.

“Today is an important day. It is my eldest son’s birthday; 17, which seems like a miracle because in 2009, when he was six, Lewis Lewis nearly died,” Langbroek wrote on Instagram.

“He had leukaemia and it was a gruelling, terrible, frightening and painful three and a half years before he returned to health. Today he is tall and strong and healthy and ALIVE and we give thanks; to doctors and nurses and friends — and to those who came before us.”

Langbroek and her husband Peter Lewis also share children Sunday, 16, Artie, 13, and Jannie, 12.

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