Bio: Hello; I am an 21-year-old college senior at the University of Michigan, and in October 2008, during my first-semester as a freshman, I was diagnosed with Stage 3A Hodgkin's lymphoma. That year, I took a lighter load of classes…more
Cancer Type: Hodgkins Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Cancer Symptoms: I first noticed a lump on the left side of my neck and pursued it, finally having a different lymph node removed and classified as cancerous.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: To be diagnosed, I had a lymph node on the side of my neck removed to be tested in late October, 2008. That was what confirmed the diagnosis of Hodgkins lymphoma. I also had a (purple power) port…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: ABVD treatment; my nausea was well-controlled with prescriptions, but I was often tired in the days following chemo. I went every other Friday so I could recuperate over the weekend and be ready to go back to school Tuesday-Thursday.…more