Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Fancy Fights Back

I was diagnosed today with Hodgkin's Lymphoma.  I will be sharing my story here along the way and hope to increase awareness in the process.  I work in health care and had no idea that the symptoms I have been experiencing pointed to cancer. 

*Itchy skin
*Night sweats
*Weight loss

I thought everything was related to my chronic sinus problems/allergies, and didn't take action until the lymph nodes on my neck were noticeably "swollen".  The CT scan showed a mass in my chest, which explained my shortness of breath...I thought I was just out of shape!  Apparently this diagnosis is common among the 15-40 crowd.  While there is nothing you can do to prevent Hodgkin's Lymphoma, early detection is always a good thing.  

I'll update when I know more.  Thank you for all of the prayers!

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