Sports journalist Darnell Fyfe says he’s not worried about his future after his cancer treatment was revealed.
The NRL star has been revealed as the first person in Australian history to be declared cancer free following the discovery of a cancerous growth in his throat.
The 31-year-old has been living in a Queensland hospice for three weeks with his wife Amanda, daughter Chloe and their two young sons in a private facility.
“It’s going to be fine, I’m not worried.
I’ll be there as long as it takes,” he told ABC Radio Melbourne’s Triple M Breakfast.”
When it gets better I’ll do it again, because it’s a very special time.”
We have been through so much together.
The most important thing is to keep going.
“The Broncos star had been under treatment for two years after suffering a recurrence of cancer in his right shoulder.
The diagnosis came when his liver was damaged by the aggressive treatment of the drug cyclosporine, which is used to treat lung cancer.
Mr Fyfres said he was shocked and grateful for the support he had received from friends and family.”
I’m just so thankful that the support has been there.
It’s just the support I’ve been getting, it’s amazing,” he said.”
The support from friends, family, my girlfriend and all the family has been amazing.
It has really helped me in a big way.
“You never know when you get something like this.
But I just wanted to make sure it was OK and that I was okay.”
The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) is still investigating the circumstances surrounding Mr Fyfers death.
The NSW Department of Health said Mr Ffryers had been receiving chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment in Queensland since August 2015, but that his symptoms were not progressing.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time,” Dr Lisa Pritchard said.
The Queensland Premier said he would hold a private memorial for the star at Parliament House on Monday.
“Darnell will be remembered as a great athlete, who inspired his team mates and the world with his incredible skills and commitment to his community, and who will be missed by so many,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said in a statement.
“He will be sorely missed by his teammates and fans.”
Mr Ffries mother Amanda said the star was “really kind to everyone”.
“He’s been a real gentleman, and his spirit is still with us,” she said.
Mr Gaffney said he had not spoken to Mr Fryfs family since the news of his diagnosis came to light.
“There’s a lot of people in my life that are still dealing with cancer and I just don’t know if I’ll talk to them,” he tweeted.
“But we will talk when we are ready. RIP Darn.”