In September 2010, I was 20 years old, and my lower hip started hurting at nighttime. Only at nighttime would my hip hurt. Then in October my back started hurting, and then my legs. The pain would be so unbearable that I would have to take four aspirin at night to …Read More »
Holly’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Lymphoma)
I was diagnosed with lymphoma on Feb 1st 2012, after nine months of being told my health issues were all in my head or due to menopause. Finally, someone figured out what was wrong with me. Relief! Oh my God, I have cancer. Fear! Biopsy, scans, port, and then five …Read More »
Kayela’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Lymphoma)
My daughter graduated high school at the end of May. She was 17 years old. Around that time, she complained of being tired. I explained it away by telling her to quit going to all of the graduation parties and staying out so late. Then she said that she lost …Read More »
Can a Diet High in Fruits and Veggies Reduce the Risk of Lymphoma?
Many people feel helpless in the face of cancer. Even if they don’t have it, they worry about getting it. Fortunately, lifestyle factors such as avoiding smoking and excess alcohol, and leading an active lifestyle help to reduce the chance of developing this sometimes devastating disease. Now, a new study shows that diet may be important for reducing the risk of lymphoma, or cancer of the lymphatic system. This relatively common form of cancer kills over 16,000 people each year.Read More »