Kate Langbroek shares a picture of her son getting a check up after his childhood cancer battle 


Kate Langbroek shares a picture of her son getting a check up after his childhood leukaemia battle


Her son Lewis battled leukaemia during his childhood.

And on Wednesday, Kate Langbroek gave an update on his condition and shared a photo of the 18-year-old lying in a hospital bed and getting a check up to her Instagram page.

‘My darling son who had childhood leukemia now has long-term effects check ups,’ Kate, 56, began her post. 

Health update: Aussie comedian Kate Langbroek shared a picture of her son getting a check up after his childhood leukaemia battle

In brackets the comedian said: ‘This may sound ominous to civilians, but to those of us who have trod the unpaved cancer road, it is a fraught blessing’. 

Kate then gave further detail into the check up and what the medical staff were looking at.

‘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.’

Kate then gave further detail into the check up and what the medical staff were looking at. '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'

Kate then gave further detail into the check up and what the medical staff were looking at. ‘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. Also, always – blessings and strength to those who are in the midst of battle,’ she added.

Lewis was first diagnosed with leukaemia back in 2009 at age six.

Kate recounted her son’s battle with cancer on 10’s The Project last year during a discussion about a three-year-old Melbourne boy Oli, who was suffering from stage 4 Neuroblastoma. 

Carrie Bickmore reached for Kate’s hand during the exchange, both women clinging to one another and fighting tears 

Hard: Kate recounted her son's battle with cancer on 10's The Project last year. Carrie Bickmore reached for Kate's hand during the exchange, both women clinging to one another and fighting tears

Hard: Kate recounted her son’s battle with cancer on 10’s The Project last year. Carrie Bickmore reached for Kate’s hand during the exchange, both women clinging to one another and fighting tears

‘Childhood cancers are particularly difficult. My son was diagnosed with [leukaemia] – you remember, Carrie, and I remember when we were first in hospital, and I saw the other little bald children, all I saw was the baldness.’

‘And then after we had spent time there and my own son was bald, I learnt to see the child and once you see the child, you will do anything to help the child. It’s very powerful,’ she said. 

Lewis battled leukaemia for three and a half years before reaching full recovery in 2013.  

He now goes for annual check ups.  

Recovery: Lewis battled leukaemia for three and a half years before reaching full recovery in 2013.  He now goes for annual check ups. Pictured here at a check up in early 2020

Recovery: Lewis battled leukaemia for three and a half years before reaching full recovery in 2013.  He now goes for annual check ups. Pictured here at a check up in early 2020

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