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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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Lymphoma Sisters

by Kimi-Kali Powers

To hear the words “You have cancer” is devastating for any one person to handle. When you have two complete strangers brought together by the same exact diagnosis, months apart, it makes you stop and think, How did this happen? Did we drink the same water? Sit on the same toilet seat? Breathe the same air?

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Facing Cancer Together

by Laura Shipp

Country music’s Charlie and Nan Kelley faced the toughest year of their lives when they were each diagnosed with cancer within months of each other.

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On Purpose

by Wendy S. Harpham, MD, FACP

During the disorienting weeks after a diagnosis of serious illness, people often ask “Why me?” This question never once enters my mind in the weeks after my cancer diagnosis, which I attribute to all I’ve seen over the years as a physician. If anything, “Why not me?” Then, after weeks of wrestling with fear of death, an unexpected concern erupts: “What if I survive?”

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The Hope Protocol

by Dennis “Doc” Knowles

There are a few million things I want to know before I die. High on my list, Is there life after death? As you can plainly see, I’ve tried to confine my investigation to useful information. There are, of course, questions that are more mundane. Lately, much of what I want to know is about life after cancer.

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A Hair-Razing Experience

by Katy Huth Jones

My pride has always been my long, wavy hair. It’s a huge part of what defines me. Then at 47, I learned I had fast-growing lymphoma. Chemo had to begin right away.

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Toppings

by Nicole Patterson

My hair didn’t come out all at once or in big clumps like I had heard about from others enduring chemotherapy treatments. It fell out gradually, strand by strand.

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