Hodgkin Lymphoma Stories

Adult Hodgkin lymphoma is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the lymph system. According to the National Cancer Institute:

Understanding Hodgkin Lymphoma

Hodgkin Lymphoma Patient Stories

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Hodgkin, Stage IIA

• Name: Helicon Kuan
• Cancer details: Stage IIA
• 1st Symptoms: Difficulty breathing with blockage in nose, surgery to remove tissue resulted in discovery of Hodgkin lymphoma cells
• Treatment: ABVD chemotherapy (4 cycles), radiation (20 sessions)
• Status: Remission

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Hodgkin, Stage IIA

• Name: Wade Winslow
• Cancer details: Stage IIA, diagnosed at 18 years old
• 1st Symptoms: Enlarged lymph nodes (around neck), diagnosed at 18 years old
• Treatment: ABVD chemotherapy (2 cycles), AVD chemotherapy (4 cycles)
• Status: Remission

 
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Hodgkin, Stage IIB

• Name: Fabiola Lopez
• Cancer details: Stage II with bulky disease, relapsed after 1st chemo, 2nd chemo & bone marrow transplant before remission
• 1st Symptoms: Shortness of breath, dry cough, fatigue
• Treatment: ABVD chemotherapy (6 cycles), IGEV chemo, bone marrow transplant, BEAM chemo, brentuximab
• Status: Remission

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Hodgkin, Stage IIB

• Name: Stephanie Ou
• Cancer details: Stage II with bulky disease
• 1st Symptoms: Shortness of breath, dry cough
• Treatment: Stanford V chemotherapy (12 weeks, 1 infusion each week), radiation (20 days)
• Status: Remission

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Hodgkin, Stage IV

• Name: CC Webster
• Cancer details: Diagnosed at 29. misdiagnosed as mono
• 1st Symptoms: Achiness, extreme fatigue, reactive rash on chest and neck. Later: chills, night sweats
• Treatment: ABVD chemotherapy (6 cycles)
• Status: Remission