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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Danielle Doyle

Diagnosis: Hodgkin, Stage 2
Cancer details: Diagnosed at age 25
1st Symptoms: Swollen lump on right side of neck/chest area, continued to grow
Treatment: ABVD chemotherapy (3 cycles = 6 infusions)
Status: Remission

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Helicon Kuan

Diagnosis: Hodgkin, Stage 2A
Cancer details: Found lymphoma cells in adenoid tissue
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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Wade Winslow

Diagnosis: Hodgkin, Stage 2A
Cancer details: 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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Fabiola Lopez

Diagnosis: Hodgkin, Stage 2B
Cancer details: Stage 2 with bulky disease, relapsed after 1st chemo. Remission after 2nd chemo & bone marrow transplant
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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Stephanie Ou

Diagnosis: Hodgkin, Stage 2B
Cancer details: Stage 2 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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CC Webster

Diagnosis: Hodgkin, Stage 4
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