Janice’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Hodgkin’s Lymphoma)


Janice's Story (Hodgkin Lymphoma)When I was 35, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, borderline stage 3.

I went through 9 months of chemotherapy consisting of (ABVD) Adramycin, Bleomycin, Vinblastine, and Dacarbazine.

Luckily I had a wonderful doctor in Columbia, Missouri at Ellis Fischel. That was 14 years ago.

It’s hard. It really is. You just have to tell yourself you will fight it and take life one day at a time.

Upon much reflection, I had really good doctors, nurses, and a husband that stood by me – not to mention a town that really supported my fight.

I thank God every day that I fought like a girl!

Submitted 9-29-2012

The informational content of this article is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.


  1. I have a good friend with melanoma at Ellis Fischel right now. Your story gives me hope for him! God bless you and congratulations on being cancer free!

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