Sabrina1982's Journey with Classic Hodgkin Disease

Spouse/Partner: Hodgkin Disease > Classic Hodgkin Disease

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Male, Age: 36

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Starting Afinitor tonight.

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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    My now husband (then boyfriend), Derrick, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma for the first time in 2007. We were told that radiation and chemo would put it in remission and that some where around 90% of people who are treated for HL never see it reoccur. In 2009 it came back, and he was treated with intense chemo and a stem cell transplant using his own cells. Remission came but in April 2012 the HL had returned. They started him on a new treatment that was for HL patients and it worked great but then for some unknown reason stopped and sent him into a spiral of problems which resulted in a 6 week hospital stay. His doctor sent him to the University of Kentucky for a consult on a donor bone marrow/stem cell transplant. We were told by the doctor's there that Derrick's immune system no longer recognized cancer as a bad thing, that he would need a transplant in order to get a new immune system that would fight cancer but the risks of this transplant would be very high. Option 2 is to live with it and maintain it......we choose this option.

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