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'Real Chance of Love' Star

Starting Chemotherapy

to Attack Colon Cancer

3/23/2013 5:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The star of VH1's "Real Chance of Love" -- who was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer -- will begin intense chemo treatments this week in order to fight off the disease ... TMZ has learned.

A rep for Ahmad Givens -- who goes by Real -- tells TMZ that the reality star met with doctors Thursday at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles. The docs advised him to begin oral chemotherapy -- which is chemo taken in the form of a pill rather than an IV -- ASAP. The entire process is likely to take at least two years.

The rep tells us Real is raising money to cover the staggering medical bills -- claiming his insurance will only foot about 40% of the costs.

We're told Real's devastated by the news, but staying strong for his family. And wants to do everything in his power to get better.

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1.

Sandi    

Two words: KETOGENIC DIET

Cancer cells feed on glucose, if you starve them of glucose they die, they cannot feed on fat because of bad mitochondria so eat no carbs and kill the cancer.

Do your own research.

496 days ago
2.

Decker    

Universal care is the only civilised system - US system blows.

496 days ago
3.

verlinda    

I wish him Luck. My Mom took the oral chemo, better than the IV, less nauseous. Stay strong

496 days ago
4.

princeluvr41    

Ahhh very sad

496 days ago
5.

SAYITWITURCHEST    

Exclusive?? Mediatakeout been reported this ish. it's crazy because he's young. Make you cherish your life more

496 days ago
6.

luvat1stsite    

Get well soon, Real :,(

496 days ago
7.

RealityBites    

Praying for you Real....you were my favorite on the show and you seemed like a really nice guy.

496 days ago
8.

TheBestHeEverHad    

Its sad that he didn't put his money in a CD or a rainy day account, cause now he has to raise the money. I'm not one to count other people's money, but he made a decent amount of money with the two or three reality shows he did.

496 days ago
9.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

Praying for a real miracle for him.

496 days ago
10.

Minime85    

F$&@ Cancer!!! Prayers up

496 days ago
11.

LunarJunk    

Fu*k Cancer! Get well soon

496 days ago
12.

BE    

Life can be so unfair. I wish him the best. He has the most beautiful hair. I couldn't stand to see him lose it. :-(

496 days ago
13.

barf    

All the best to him. Stage 4 is bad, colon cancer is the worst. Lost my mom to it. Get well soon!

496 days ago
14.

california66    

He should cut his hair sale it to help another cancer patient and help pay for his own therapy

496 days ago
15.

Miss Red    

Sending you love healing prayers.I loved you on the show.

496 days ago
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