Yellowstone actress Jen Landon pens a sweet comment to her brother after posting a hospital selfie.
Jen Landon’s older brother, Christoper, recently took to social media to share some tough news. The 46-year-old film director noticed his body was off and decided to get it checked. It turns out the diagnosis was kidney cancer.
On June 11, one of Jen Landon‘s many siblings revealed he has a similar disease to what killed their father. Film star Micheal Landon died when he was just 54 years old in July of 1991 from pancreatic cancer that had spread to his liver. Thankfully his son caught it early.
Hopeful Hospital Selfie
Christopher Landon posts a photo from his hospital bed, explaining the events that have occurred in the last few weeks.
“Whelp….where to start. About a week ago, I was diagnosed with kidney cancer,” states Landon. “I was rushed into emergency surgery to have part of my kidney removed. I wasn’t going to post about it, but I kinda need to because I got lucky and caught it early. It was a fluke that it was discovered, and it hadn’t spread yet.”
According to the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the 5-year survival rate for kidney cancer patients is 75-percent. However, survival rates depend on several factors, including the type, cell type, and stage of the cancer when it is first diagnosed.
For people that the cancer is only found in their kidneys, the survival rate skyrockets to 93-percent. If Christopher Landon would have waited and the cancer spread, he would have had around a 13-percent survival rate.
Thankfully, Chris was lucky. He gives advice on how to catch cancer in its early stages. Landon also gives a shout-out to his support system, including his younger sister Jen Landon.
“PSA time: watch your bodies. Get a physical, get tested. Get imaging when you can. Some of these cancers are silent killers. You don’t know they are there until it’s too late. I could have spent years walking around with this without symptoms. I’m so grateful to my doctors, my husband, my family, and friends. I’ll get through this, but PLEASE be vigilant too. ❤️”
Jen Landon, along with plenty of other worried celebrities and fans, flocked to the comment sections to send their well wishes. His sister kept it simple with her love.
“Love you so much!!!!!!”
Like her movie buff father and brother, Jen Landon has kept herself busy on the big screen. In the last few years, the 37-year-old actress has starred in Within These Walls as Mel Carver, our beloved Yellowstone as Teeter, the Helstrom series as Dr. Katherine Reynolds, and FBI: Most Wanted as Sarah Allen.
Excited Yellowstone fans are currently waiting for season four to premiere so we can see more of our colorfully-worded, bad*ss cowgirl.
In the meantime, Outsider is sending our love and support, Chris! Kick cancer’s butt!