- CEO says he was able to handle the treatment `pretty well'
- Therapy included 600 hours of chemotherapy, Blankfein says
Lloyd C. Blankfein, chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., said he’s “probably cured” of lymphoma after undergoing 600 hours of chemotherapy.
“From the moment I got the diagnosis, I just went about it, I dealt with it, and it turns out, I was able to handle the meds pretty well,” Blankfein, 61, said in an interview Wednesday on CNBC, his first public appearance since November. Blankfein said he “was able to go to work” and that he found the treatment manageable.
Blankfein, one of the banking industry’s longest-serving CEOs, said in September that he had a “highly curable” form of lymphoma. A Brooklyn native and Harvard University graduate, he joined the firm in 1982, climbed through its currency and commodity trading unit, and took over when Henry Paulson left to become U.S. Treasury secretary under President George W. Bush.