Dr. Jeff Young Cancer 2023 Update: He has an important message to share!

Dr. Jeff is not just any ordinary veterinarian —  he is also a hero who has dedicated his life to saving the lives of animals in need. Fans and viewers around the world have seen some of the most heart-wrenching rescues in the hands of Dr. Jeff. Through his TV series, “Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet,” fans and viewers get a glimpse of his heroic efforts to save the lives of other people’s pets. Read about the Dr. Jeff’s Cancer update in 2023. Is it back?

However, what many people might not be aware of is that this amazing veterinarian has been fighting his own health, gaining cancer while saving his furry patients. It all started with shooting pain in his arm and jaw.

After undergoing several tests, Dr.Jeff received the devastating news that he had B-cell lymphoma, a cancer that forms in white blood cells called lymphocytes.

Despite the shock and the daunting task of fighting cancer, the amazing veterinarian and TV personality was determined to stay positive and continue helping animals.

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As the lead star of “Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet,” he knew that his journey with cancer would be a difficult one, but he refused to let it get the better of him.

He received the standard chemotherapy treatment of cyclophosphamide, prednisone,  vincristine, and doxorubicin and faced the challenges of cancer head-on.

This amazing veterinarian even called his cancer a “Nuisance” in an interview and refused to let the deadly disease control his life. 

The story behind How Dr. Jeff Found His Cancer

Image of the show Dr. Rachel Nichols was in, Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet
The show Dr. Rachel Nichols was in, Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet

In an exclusive interview with “Heal,” he talked about the moment he received his cancer diagnosis, and it all started with a routine massage. Dr. Jeff said that he was just getting his massage like how he does do his day after a long day of Karate.

But, when the masseuse was working on his back, Dr. Jeff subtly felt a strong pain down on his arm. But sadly, the TV personality only think that it was nothing serious but was just a pinched nerve.

But the pain just got worse, and two weeks later, Dr. Jeff experienced the same pain, but this time, it was in his jaw and down his left arm.

Dr. Jeff Young

Afterward, he did go to the emergency room, thinking it might be a heart attack. Then the doctors did an X-ray with the veterinarian, and what they found out wasn’t a heart attack, but an 8-centimeter mass next to his heart.

Dr. Jeff was in shock after what happened in the hospital and never expected it to be a serious deadly disease, cancer.

  A few days later, the diagnosis was confirmed – B-cell lymphoma. The veterinarian’s life changed in an instant. He went from saving the lives of animals to fighting for his own.

But Dr. Jeff did not let this diagnosis bring him down. Instead, he turned it into an opportunity to inspire others to fight cancer with everything they’ve got.

He started sharing his journey with his fans, hoping to motivate others to get screened and take their health seriously.

Dr. Jeff Young On Shaving His Signature Long Hair

Dr. Jeff is a true fighter. He has spent his life dedicated to saving the lives of animals in need, but his most significant battle has been a personal one – fighting cancer.

Dr. Jeff Young Rocky Mountain Vet

In a touching and emotional moment captured in an exclusive sneak peek of his show, “Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet,” fans and viewers witness the love and support of his family and staff as they come together to help him prepare for cancer treatments.

Petra, his wife, takes on the brave task of cutting his famous long wavy hair to prepare him for the chemotherapy that will follow. The whole office, including Dr. Jeff’s daughter, Melody, watches on as Petra tenderly cuts and then shaves his head.

The veterinarian’s daughter, Melody, fights back the tears and shares how her father has always believed that his hair is his strength. But in a moment of bravery and selflessness, Dr. Jeff lets it all go, knowing that his life is more important.

Despite his illness, Dr. Jeff remains grateful for all the blessings in his entire life. The amazing veterinarian and TV personality reflects on all the beautiful moments he once had, such as standing on mountain tops, scuba diving in oceans, and teaching hundreds of veterinarians.

Dr. Jeff sees his fight against cancer as another mountain to climb and another ocean to dive into. To him, losing his hair is a small price to pay for the chance to fight and win against cancer.

Dr. Jeff On Why He Shared The Cutting of His Signature Hair Publicly

In an interview with Heal, Dr. Jeff revealed the reason why. He explained that his hair had always been a source of pride and strength for him. It was the feature that the veterinarian was famous for, and even he had even joked about cutting it and revealing it in the past.

However, when he was diagnosed with cancer, Dr. Jeff knew that he would eventually lose his hair due to the treatments such as chemotherapy. 

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Rather than waiting for his hair to fall out on its own, the TV personality decided to take control of the situation, shave it off, and shared it with his fans. 

Dr. Jeff understood that losing his hair could be a difficult and emotional experience, but he also knew that he had to maintain a positive attitude and push through it.

The veterinarian wanted to show his fans that even in the face of difficulties, you can still find moments of strength and humor.

Dr. Jeff Young’s Biggest Challenges

In the midst of his cancer treatment, Dr. Jeff faced one of his biggest challenges – not being able to work as much as he was used to.

For more than two decades, the veterinarian had been coaching kids in distance running, but his energy levels just couldn’t keep up with his passion.

The chemotherapy left him feeling nauseous and fatigued, and Dr. Jeff missed the exhilaration of running with his students.

Despite this setback, Dr. Jeff remained determined not to let cancer change his life entirely. He understood the importance of maintaining a positive attitude, even in the darkest of moments.

For him, cancer was just another hurdle to overcome, much like the injuries he saw in his animal clinic. He remained committed to his work and his patients, drawing strength from their resilience and determination.

Dr. Jeff Young’s Important Message

The veterinarian and TV personality’s experience with deadly cancer taught him an important lesson. It is treading cancer is just about just taking drugs; it is also about treating the whole body.

In an interview with Heal, Dr. Jeff shared his frustration with his doctor’s lack of interest in discussing nutrition, yoga, meditation, and other forms of support.

The veterinarian and TV personality believes that cancer treatment should not just focus on the disease but should also include an approach to treating the patient’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.

Dr. Jeff then said that the 8-centimeter lump is not him, and he truly believes that changing his own diet makes him feel better, and he keeps doing that. He then said, “Do your research. Drugs are part of the battle — not the whole battle.”

Dr. Jeff Cancer 2023 Update: it’s Back

Years after winning the battle against the deadly, Dr. Jeff had to go through the same pain again. Back on July, 2023, he revaled on a facebook post that, his cancer is back and he has been under chemo therapy and some drugs. According to him, the symptoms are getting better but he hasn’t been able to work the same way he used to. Please keep him in your prayers.

Here’s the video of Dr. Jeff Young, updating fans about his health. This video was posted by him on October 2023.


25 thoughts on “Dr. Jeff Young Cancer 2023 Update: He has an important message to share!”

  1. prayers for you and family. i had radiation on upper right lung and the spot shrunk from 9 mm to 3mm and is now showing only scarring. will have ct scan July 12th to see if all is still ok.

  2. Dr jeff I do admire you for all u do .you are the greatest man I know.prayers for you and your family and all the workers in your clinics.may God bless you..love always .marsha Campbell,winnsboro,tx

  3. I love Dr. Jeff. He has spent his treating animals and help people who cannot afford expensive treatments. I will be praying for Dr. Jeff that he can overcome this cancer.

  4. What an inspiration this man is!! I know he has mentioned bad knees, bad back and then cancer but he pushes through it all. God bless him, his family and his staff who obviously love and respect him. Thank you for all the things you do for people and most of all, for the animals.

  5. Has Dr. Jeff and Dr. Petra decided to not move to the new clinic for a while? There was supposed to be an open house in the new clinic toward the beginning of May 2023. With the reoccurence of cancer, the schedule has changed. Healing and Good things for both Dr. Jeff and Dr. Petra with God’s help and Blessings, now and forever, Amen!

  6. I’ve always watched Dr. Jeff and saw all of the episodes during his illness, recovery and the reoccurance. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2022. I had chemo and when my hair started falling out I shaved my head too. His example of keeping his sense of humor and pushing on in life really helped me. He’s an amazing Vet, and human being! I wish him only the the best and good health!

  7. My prayers go out to Dr Jeff and his family keep on keeping on many prayers from Oklahoma City😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

  8. It has been a Joy to watch such a human approach to Vet care for so many animals and his caring for the humans that Love such animals. True Humanity!
    May God be beside you in this journey.

  9. Praying for healing. I am a 74 yo female and love all God’s creatures. It is clear that the love you give is sooo far reaching and includes humans as well as animals. This world is a better place because of your unselfish healing animals which helps humans to heal. We love our babies sooo much and a good vet is hard to find. Not only that the unselfish free clinics you run in areas that are impoverished is that of a saint. My prayers will continue, not only for you, but also the amazing staff and pet owners who love you and are praying. God Bless you, your family, and your staff.

  10. I started watching your show years ago and became a fan because money wasn’t your first concern, the animal was. I was hooked. I started praying 🙏🏻 for you when I heard about your cancer and I continue to. I know you will beat this because the world needs people like you. Your wife, daughter and staff are amazing and will be there if you need them, lean on them. Your daughter and wife love you and will always be there for you. You will always have your fans. I always see on Facebook people looking for where or what channel your show is on. You have a huge following who love ❤️ you. We are all rooting for you. Love you

  11. Dr. Jeff is the most compelling and loving vet in all. I have met a lot and the animals are not afraid of him or any of his staff.They are all good vets. Please get well. My prayers are with you Petra and all the staff. God Bless You

  12. Prayers for Dr Jeff. We wanted to know the status of his condition and this wonderful and touching story told it was told by Dr Jeff. Thank you for sharing.

  13. Is the same cancer back? You are one of the world’s best humanitarians. I think of you every day and pray for you. God bless and keep you wrapped in his embrace.

  14. Dr Jeff, I hope you are getting better every day that passes. Your love of animals speaks very loud to all who get to watch your show. All of us viewers want to see you again as soon as possible, so please get well for us. We all care for you and your practice, just wanting to know that you will be back on our tv screens soon.sincerely, Janet Truncali Orange County New York

  15. Thank you so very much for all you do to care for our pets. I hope you can pull through this second bout and I hope to see your show return from my home town of beautiful Denver, Colorado. Please take care

  16. I started lifting up prayers for a complete recovery the day I learned Dr. Jeff had cancer. He is sooo important to the animals and the humans who love their fur babies and his mission needs to continue. Dr. Jeff, you are an inspiration and I love you and I love your strong wife, Petra. Your entire staff is loved, too. I just wish they would air more episodes of
    Dr. Jeff Rocky Mountain Vet and more often. Stay strong and stay well!

  17. Your the best with or without hair,God bless you please keep up the good fight.I had breast cancer the fight isn’t easy as you know,but I know you can do it ,Love ya!

  18. I love Dr.Jeff and Petra Young. I pray he is healthy and everything is well. I will pray for his family as well. God bless you Jeff Young…..❤❤❤❤❤❤

  19. Thank God for men like Dr Jeff. He doesn’t look at injured animals as a money grab. He goes out of his way to really care about helping animals and out of the goodness of his heart helps those who just can’t afford the outrageous costs that many vets charge. I wish him the best with his health challenges and look forward to many more years of good health for him.

  20. I love your show Dr. Jeff. You are a great person and I wish I lived closer so you could treat my dogs! And I’m just in love with you Dr. Jeff!! Thank you for being you


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