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Billy Baldwin’s teen son battled cancer quietly, now he’s in remission

October 28th, 2019

Some people prefer to keep their battles private, and that’s exactly what Vance Baldwin, the son of actor Billy Baldwin, has done during a very difficult time in his life.

Vance Baldwin, the 17-year-old son of actor Billy Baldwin and singer Chynna Phillips, has announced that he had been quietly battling cancer for the past year and is currently in remission.

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The teenager announced his battle with cancer and the fact that he’s now in remission on his personal Instagram profile, @vazsers.

“Got diagnosed a year ago today, been clear for months now,” he wrote along with the hashtags #keepyourheadup and #f—cancer

In the image, we see a dapper-looking Vance buttoning up a white dress shirt with some kind of pattern. The next image provides a closer look at that very pattern, which actually says ‘F#ckCancer’.

Father Billy Baldwin reposted the image and message on his own profile, which quickly went viral. Vance’s own Instagram account is set to private, but the word got out via dad.

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People were completely shocked that this brave young man has been battling such a horrible disease privately and was able to keep his spirits up.

Hundreds of comments were posted in support, some of them by other celebrities such as Cindy Crawford.

“A year ago today my son Vance was diagnosed with cancer… he was 16 years old,” dad Billy Baldwin wrote. “He kept it very quiet… we all did. He went through 28 rounds of chemo yet stayed VERY positive, focused and kept his life as normal as possible… every single day.”

“Kid’s a tough son of a b—,” he then added in the touching Instagram post. “Sharp as a tack. Funny as hell. Tough as nails. Heart of gold. Courage, strength, bravery, attitude, warrior… never seen anything like it. Never been prouder. Love you son.”

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He emphasized that some close people knew about Vance’s condition, but Vance didn’t want the public to know.

Despite having to battle this terrible disease and undergoing no less than 28 rounds of chemotherapy, father Billy says that Vance always stayed positive and led his life as normally as he could.

“So much love & gratitude for how all his boys, teachers, coaches, parents… the whole SB community stepped up for him during this difficult time,” Baldwin posted. “Thanks gang… you know who you are… Vance, Chynna, Jameson, Brooke & I love you all. Your love, kindness & support definitely helped get him/ us through this difficult time.

“Our baby. Our hero.” mom Chynna Philips wrote as a comment.

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The actor also had some kind and praising words for Dr. Lawrence Piro, the doctor who treated Vance in the hospital.

“You are an amazing man!” he simply said.

The message is absolutely heartfelt and touching, both the original post by Vance as well as the warm words from his mom and dad.

Vance has two sisters, the 14-year-old Brooke, and 19-year-old Jameson. The young man will also soon be a cousin again, as Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria are expecting another child. Recently, the Baldwins also made the trip to South Carolina for the wedding of niece Hailey Baldwin to pop star Justin Bieber.

“So cool to get the both families & friends together for some bonding and good old fashioned par-taying!” an excited Billy wrote on his Instagram.

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Vance’s cancer has been gone for months and he is officially in remission, and it feels like he’s finally able to pick up his life again without worries. What a brave and courageous young man!

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A year ago today my son Vance was diagnosed with cancer… he was 16 years old. He kept it very quiet… we all did. He went through 28 rounds of chemo yet stayed VERY positive, focused and kept his life as normal as possible… every single day. Kid’s a tough son of a bitch. Sharp as a tack. Funny as hell. Tough as nails. Heart of gold. Courage, strength, bravery, attitude, warrior… never seen anything like it. Never been prouder. Love you son. ♥️ So much love & gratitude for how all his boys, teachers, coaches, parents… the whole SB community stepped up for him during this difficult time. Thanks gang… you know who you are… Vance, Chynna, Jameson, Brooke & I love you all. Your love, kindness & support definitely helped get him/ us through this difficult time. Thank you #drlawrencepiro… you are an amazing man!! #VBcrew #warhorse #fuckcancer

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