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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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National Cancer Survivors Day® Was Held Sunday, June 5, 2011

America's 12 million cancer survivors joined survivors around the world in observing the 24th annual National Cancer Survivors Day® on Sunday, June 5, 2011. In cooperation with the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation, Coping® magazine is pleased to provide you with the official coverage of NCSD 2011, including the NCSD 2011 Photo Gallery.

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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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My Doctor Fired Me!

by Michele Forsten

“You’re no longer my patient,” Dr. L, my trusted gynecologist of 15 years, told me. “Where do you want me to have your records sent?” What had I done to deserve this? Argue relentlessly about a bill? Get caught stealing K-Y jelly? None of the above. What I did was try to take care of myself the best way I knew how.

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Now I’m in Your Corner

by Becki Brown

When a malignant tumor is found on your 10th birth­day, you have few stories to share about your life before “the big C.” As a fourth grader, I enjoyed play­ing outside with my friends and battling my little brother in video games. But that changed when my parents explained to me on a cold November evening that I had osteosarcoma (a type of bone cancer) of the rib.

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Fuzzy Brain

by Deborah J. Jesseman

It has been nine months since my breast cancer diagno­sis. My doctors have been wonderful and professional. I have received information, known my choices, made decisions, and been aware of the consequences. But one thing I was not prepared for was chemo brain, or as we call it at our house, “fuzzy brain.”

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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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