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Hodgkins Lymphoma

These Powerful Photos Show What ‘Defeating' Cancer Really Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.30.2016 | Healthy Living

WebMD wasn't a research option when Ivy Brown was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in 1974, so her mother looked up her 12-year-old daughter's condit...

Did God Give Me Cancer?

Zack Hunt | Posted 05.21.2017 | Religion
Zack Hunt

Sadly, there are many self-professed Christians who are convinced in their utmost being that the God does indeed give people cancer (while also intentionally inflicting every other imaginable form of evil on creation).

Bradley Cooper Speaks Out For Man Whose Life Depends On Finding Bone Marrow Donor Within 1 Year

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact

Anthony Daniels may be battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma for the fourth time, but don't think he's letting it get the best of him. "I'm not going to le...

The Emotional Moment When A Toddler Sees His Mom After Her 3-Week Chemo Treatment

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.03.2015 | Parents

Single mom Laura Martancik has been battling Hogdkin's lymphoma since July 2013. After undergoing standard chemotherapy and radiation treatments, she ...

The Ethical Dilemma of Forced Chemotherapy on a Teen

Ruth Macklin | Posted 03.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Ruth Macklin

The philosopher Immanuel Kant wrote that "whoever wills the end, wills the means." However, even those who initially support a plan to force treatment on a young patient are morally bound to question the means required to do so.

5 Things Everyone Should Know When First Diagnosed With Cancer

Ben Teller | Posted 02.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Ben Teller

There are many reasons I highly recommend not going to the Internet for answers, but the biggest one is that everybody's experience with cancer is different.

Some Days All You Feel Is Your Cancer

Bret Hoekema | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

There was a merger -- God knows when or why -- that made cancer a mid-level manager. Cancer is fat, lazy, and unaware. It manages maniacally from a fluorescent-lit, second-floor office window.

DJ Quiana Parks and DJ for a Cure Raise Thousands for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Marjoriet T. Matute

Once under the DJ's trance crowds move their feet and the power of music infuses their souls. Satisfying party goers with rhythmic sensations lures th...

New Year! New Normal?

Bret Hoekema | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

After I was diagnosed, I can't remember who first suggested that I find my new normal or the first time I saw it written in quotes -- "new normal" -- but it wasn't long before I developed what is presumably an abnormal distaste for the idea. Since then, I've thought often on why it bothers me.


Bret Hoekema | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

I am home. Back in Chicago. Gathering my wind from the Windy City. A second chance from the Second City. After one hundred and eleven days in New York City for medical treatment, I am home.

Becoming LampStrong

Matt Lampson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Matt Lampson

The experience of being on the brink of death and fighting for one's own life truly changed me. It made me realized what was most important in life. My values, goals, desire, passion, priorities and drive had all changed. If I was capable of beating cancer, there was not a thing in the world that I could not do. Cancer has made me the person I am today.

Remission With an *

Bret Hoekema | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

Asterisks aside, no one on my medical team seems disappointed by the PET results. In the eyes of many, I am in remission. I will learn to accept this as good news. I'll continue to believe that I'm on the cusp of complete remission.

The Big Picture

Bret Hoekema | Posted 10.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

I am 41 days out from my allogeneic stem cell transplant. I did my best to prepare. I knew it would be brutal. I now have to admit I hadn't a clue what I was to face.

I Don't Know How to Be Anything But a Patient

Kate Sievers | Posted 10.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Kate Sievers

I was the patient. I was the sick one. I was the one who could've died. I was the one who had the chemo, the surgery, the radiation -- and I was okay with that. I don't know how to be anything else.

Cancer Is Not All I Have

Karin Diamond | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Karin Diamond

Sometimes I want to leave it all, unable to handle the weight of my fate staring me in the face. But then good days come, and I forget about the cancer, the chemo, the infertility, so blinded by the gratitude that I get to be here, to do this, to enjoy this world and the people in it.

The Good Kind of Cancer?

Emma Kelly | Posted 08.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Emma Kelly

I vividly remember two or three different people telling me that I was lucky to have Hodgkin's, "the good kind of cancer." But no cancer is "good," and no treatment "easy," especially when you're the patient.

A Complicated Relationship

Karin Diamond | Posted 08.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Karin Diamond

My relationship with cancer will forever be evolving. I hope for a clean break. Yet, even when we say goodbye for good, it will take a long time to heal from the forever imprints our time together has made on my being -- a tattoo inked during a four-year (and counting) bender.

Def Leppard Guitarist Reveals He Has Cancer

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.10.2013 | Celebrity

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell revealed Monday that he has been diagnosed with cancer. Campbell said after coping with a "cough that wouldn...

Loving Your Reflection

Alyssa da Silva | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Alyssa da Silva

In the end it is humorous to me that a surgery to change my appearance brought my hidden cancer to my attention -- and that this cancer has essentially reversed how I feel about beauty.

Young Adult Caregivers: Where Do We Fit In?

Alice Whitney | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Alice Whitney

As the girlfriend of a young adult with cancer, I also faced a unique struggle that caregivers of children or adults don't face: trying to find my place and purpose in all of this. Since Chris' parents were his caregivers, what was my job?

Finding My Niche, Post Cancer

Kate Sievers | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Kate Sievers

I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, stage 2A with bulky mediastonal disease, when I was 22. Most people know that cancer is expensive, but I didn't think that most people understood what that meant for a twenty-something.

How a Facebook Page Helped Us Find the Joy in Mother's Day Even When Mom Is Sick

Justin Klein | Posted 07.10.2013 | Good News
Justin Klein

What had started out as local support transformed into a worldwide movement that is averaging more than three donor matches a month to help save the lives of other mothers, fathers, sons and daughters battling blood cancer.

The Semantics of Cancer

Karin Diamond | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Karin Diamond

We should be more sensitive to how we speak about and to those dancing on the cancer life-and-death line. Leave the stereotypes and the judgments aside and listen. Let's turn up the love and respect and turn down the need to pounce with our own solutions.

Belen Grad's Unusual Path To The BCS Title Game

Miami Herald | Susan Miller Dignan | Posted 01.06.2013 | Miami

Arturo Martinez was a sports-loving ninth grader at Belen Jesuit in Miami, pulling straight A’s while running cross-country and playing basketball, ...

Cancer Survivor Gets Tattoo Of Biggest Donor's Twitter Handle

Jay Scott | Posted 02.03.2013 | Impact
Jay Scott

The name Drew Olanoff may be one that you have heard before. If you are a twitter aficionado (like me!), you may have once utilized the hashtag #blame...