Australian actor Tom Long has opened up to The Project's Lisa Wilkinson about his terminal cancer battle, revealing he has just months to live.
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In last ditch effort, following years of chemotherapy and bone marrow transplants to fight multiple myeloma, and incurable blood cancer, Tom hopes a new medical trial in the US will help him out-live his three to 12 month prognosis.
"My chances elsewhere are not that good, so I don't really have a choice," he told Lisa in the interview which aired on Network 10 on Sunday night.
If selected, the beloved SeaChange and The Dish actor's T-cells will be collected and genetically modified to attack his cancer cells.
"I'm very aware that I could be taken any time," said Tom, who was in palliative care when he doctor put him forward to be selected for the trial. "But it's the hope I think. I go for hope."
Tom was first diagnosed with blood cancer just prior to collapsing on stage during a performance at the Sydney Opera House in 2012. At the time he was given just two to three years to live - that was seven years ago. "Essentially I thought, That's it."
We wish Tom all the best in his on-going battle.