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Silvio Berlusconi Bites Off More Challenges

Italian former Premier Silvio Berlusconi has found himself in a precarious health situation, battling a lung infection caused by chronic leukaemia, a disease that has been affecting him for some time. Despite the gravity of his condition, Berlusconi, 86, is resolute in his determination to overcome the challenges he faces, saying in a phone call “It’s hard, but I’ll make it once again.” This phrase captures the essence of his personality, known for overcoming difficult situations in the past.

The media mogul and three-time Premier has been hospitalized in intensive care at Milan’s San Raffaele Hospital, where his doctors have signed off on a medical bulletin confirming his diagnosis. The bulletin reveals that Berlusconi’s cancer of the blood cells, known as chronic leukaemia, is in a persistent phase and the current treatment strategy involves treating the pulmonary infection as well as specialized treatment aimed at limiting the negative effects of the disease.

According to foreign minister Antonio Tajani, quoting Berlusconi’s personal doctor Alberto Zangrillo, the former Premier is alert and responding to treatment. Berlusconi’s diagnosis is a type of leukaemia that usually affects people in advanced age and is characterized by an increase in white blood cells known as monocytes.

Silvio Berlusconi (Via Silvio Berlusconi/Twitter)

The treatment options for older patients like Berlusconi can be complex, and may involve a stem cell transplant, which can be challenging. Another option would be to control the white blood cell count. Berlusconi has a history of health issues, including heart ailments and Covid-19, and has undergone several surgeries, including a procedure to replace an aortic valve in 2016.

Despite his struggles, Berlusconi remains optimistic about his chances of recovery, saying “I managed, also in delicate and difficult situations, to pull myself up.” This spirit of resilience is a testament to his determination to overcome adversity and may serve as a source of inspiration for those around him.

As Berlusconi navigates his treatment, his fans and supporters will be closely monitoring his progress, hoping for a full recovery. His resolve and determination are a shining example of the human spirit, and a reminder that even in the face of challenges, one can overcome and emerge stronger. With his characteristic grit and determination, Berlusconi is likely to tackle his health issues with the same tenacity he has shown in his political career, leaving his fans and supporters hopeful for a successful recovery.

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