Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Battling Cancer
Billionaire, 56, given diagnosis of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 16, 2009 6:55 PM CST
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen in a photo from July 10, 2009.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has been given a diagnosis of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a type of cancer that affects the immune and lymphatic systems. Allen, the 56-year-old billionaire entrepreneur who owns the NFL's Seattle Seahawks and the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers, overcame Hodgkin's disease in the 1980s—a victory his sister mentioned in today's email to employees, Tech Flash reports.