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Jolanda

Jolanda
Bio: I am a Hodgkins Lymphoma survivor. I am in remission since September 2008. My journey commenced in 2006. I started my Masters degree in chemistry at the NMMU (Port Elizabeth, South Africa). My research project was on “The Development and the Improvement of Chemotherapeutic Agents”. Not once thinking that soon I will be treated with chemotherapeutic agents myself! During that…more
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Hodgkins Lymphoma Symptoms: Rapid weight loss, persistent cough, itching, night sweats and fatigue.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: splenectomy - an operation to remove your spleen - in August 2008.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemotherapy from August 2006 - September 2007. Some of the chemotherapies were ABVD, ARA-C and carboplat. Side effects experienced were hair fell out, constipation, low white blood and platelet counts, nausea, vomiting, pain in joints.

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Ester

Ester
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Follicular B cell Non Hodgkin Lymphoma, Grade 2, stage 4

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