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Lymphoma Survivor Stories

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Cancer Can’t Dance Like This

by Daniel Stolfi

It was Valentine’s Day 2008. I know this because my roommate wanted the apart­ment to himself so he could have a “special” night with his girlfriend. The moment I stepped outside of my apartment building to give him some space, the cold winter air hit me like a punch to the face. This strange ill feeling in my bones swept through my body, and I thought to myself that I must have been getting the flu. This didn’t feel like your nor­mal, run-of-the-mill flu, but I went on with my life thinking it would pass on its own. Well, it didn’t pass.

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Fighting Cancer with Colors

by Marisol Del Sol-Auten

“I’m sorry,” the doctor said. “It’s lymphoma.” The scenario was surreal. I was 40 years old. I had just married the love of my life and gotten my MBA in international business through a program sponsored by my employer, a prestigious worldwide oil company that had offered me a promotion as an international sales and marketing executive.

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Not As I Pictured

by John Kaplan

As a well-known photo-journalist, I was used to documenting life’s challenges, and even the worst that life could offer a human being. In my more than 25-year career, I had covered revolution in the Philippines, the worst tornadoes to hit the United States in a century, and many other devastating circumstances.

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Life After Cancer

by Elise Silverfield May

Most people will tell you that once you’ve had cancer, you’re never really quite the same. Hearing the diagnosis has a way of putting things into perspective. You learn to value what is truly impor­tant – life.

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A Look through My Window

by Ryan Hamner

It’s been 14 years since my last bout with Hodgkin lymphoma, but regardless of the medications I was on at the time, I vividly remember looking out the hos­pital window while battling an infection just before my stem-cell transplant. It was an infection that left me with a fever like I had never had before; I couldn’t move and was in a great deal of pain.

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Cancer and Fertility – Young Women Speak Up

Many more adolescents and young adults are surviving their disease, resulting in a substantial and growing number of female cancer survivors of reproductive age. Young cancer survivors are less likely to have biological children than non-cancer survivors, mainly due to the effects of cancer treatments on future fertility.

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Sportscaster Ernie Johnson Jr. on Living with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma – The Complete Interview

by Laura Shipp

Ernie Johnson Jr. is the host of TNT’s Inside the NBA, alongside former basketball stars Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith. Ernie has twice won the Sports Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality, Studio Host, once in 2002 (when he tied with Bob Costas) and again in 2006. In 2003, Ernie was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma after noticing some swelling on the left side of his face. Here, he shares his story with Coping® magazine.

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Former New England Patriots Lineman Joe Andruzzi Tackles Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

by Laura Shipp

During his 10 years in the NFL, Joe Andruzzi won three Super Bowl Championships with the New England Patriots, facing off against some of the toughest, most aggressive defensive linemen in the league. But none of them could com­pare with the aggressive form of cancer he battled in the summer of 2007.

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