Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein reveals he has cancer

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein announced Tuesday that he was diagnosed with lymphoma.

Blankfein, 61, wrote that he was diagnosed after a series of tests and a biopsy. "Fortunately, my form of lymphoma is highly curable and my doctors' and my own expectation is that I will be cured," he said.

Blankfein said he will undergo chemotherapy over the next several months in New York. "My doctors have advised me that during the treatment, I will be able to work substantially as normal, leading the firm. I will, however, reduce some of my previously planned travel during the treatment period."

"There are many people who are dealing with cancer every day. I draw on their experiences as I begin my own. I have a lot of energy and I'm anxious to begin the treatment. I appreciate your support and good wishes," Blankfein added.

He has held the CEO post of the investment bank since 2006.

Last year, JPMorgan Chase's CEO, Jamie Dimon, underwent treatment for throat cancer.