On January 17, 2004 my daughter, KC, was diagnosed with Nodular Sclerosing Hodgkin's Lymphoma Stage 2-B. She began chemotherapy on January 23, 2004 and completed chemotherapy on April 9, 2004.
As cancer goes, hers was an easy one. We were told that if you have to have it, hers is the one to get. A strange way of putting it to say the least! That she was lucky is also strange to say, because who feels lucky when there is a cancer diagnosis? However, she was lucky. Hers was caught early and addressed early. She participated in a study and thankfully was randomized OUT of having to have Radiation therapy.
Now, KC is a freshman in college and is doing really well. Healthy, smart and hopefully in line to get a great job paying lots of money so she can take care of us in our dotage when she graduates!
Our Hospital of Saviors:
Lombardi/Georgetown Comprehensive Cancer Center - Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic
Our Fabulous Doctor:
Aziza T. Shad, MD
Our Favorite Fundraiser:
Light The Night
2 great resources for information and offering financial support to research:
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Lance Armstrong Foundation