Francis M to undergo 4th chemotherapy on Friday

MANILA, Philippines - Master rapper Francis Magalona, who is battling leukemia, will undergo his fourth chemotherapy cycle at The Medical City on Friday.

“Friday I begin my 4th cycle which is a Hi-Dose kind, as will be taking 6 grams of Cytarabinâ„¢ a day every other day for 3 days,” said Magalona in an article posted on his web log (

Magalona was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday. The Medical City is located on Ortigas Avenue in Pasig.

Magalona also said that by February he would be doing his radiation treatment. He will also undergo a peripheral blood stem cell transplant (PBSCT) by March.

To kill time, Magalona said he brought with him DVD movies and reading materials, including the Bible.

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