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Hodgkins Lymphoma

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.

Home

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...

Uninsured Student Advised To ‘Beg’ For Cancer Treatment (WATCH)

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.26.2012 | Health and Fitness

During his third year of law school, Freddie Effinger was diagnosed with late stage Hodgkin's lymphoma. While trying to cope with this news, Effinger...

A Christmas Miracle

Hillary St. Pierre | Posted 02.03.2012 | Parents
Hillary St. Pierre

The first time I heard the wish was in April, eight months before Christmas, when most children have forgotten that Santa is watching. "Mom, for Christmas, I am going to ask Santa to make you better."

Things to Never Do When Someone Tells You They Have Cancer

Hillary St. Pierre | Posted 01.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Hillary St. Pierre

The first time someone uttered the words, "You still have hope" in response to my cancer, I almost slapped them.

Ethan Zohn, 'Survivor' Star, Says His Hodgkin's Lymphoma Has Returned: What Is It?

The Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living

"Survivor" star Ethan Zohn has announced that his Hodgkin's lymphoma has returned, according to news reports. Zohn, who won "Survivor: Africa," tol...

Yes, There Is An Upside To Being Terminally Ill

Hillary St. Pierre | Posted 12.27.2011 | Healthy Living
Hillary St. Pierre

Even though I have the label "terminally ill," I know my chances and my time is what I make it. Medical knowledge has been doubling every ten years and maybe, just maybe, I'll be here when my cure comes.

After Cancer Bout, Rocky Mountain's Karp Inspires Team For Playoff Run

Mike Laughlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Mike Laughlin

Last July, Rocky Mountain senior Garrett Karp, an athlete and a forward on the basketball team, heard some news he hadn't planned for. He was diagnosed with stage two Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

Survivor Winner Supports Cause While Battling Cancer

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Ethan Zohn, winner of "Survivor: Africa" in 2002 is facing a different challenge as of late. The reality celeb was diagnosed with a rare form of Hod...