LiezaK's Journey with Hodgkin Disease

Patient: Hodgkin Disease

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: almost 9 years ago, Female, Age: 41

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    • LiezaK
    • Experience with Hodgkin Disease
    over 8 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    Having the IV port was how I knew that it was cancer. I went in for surgery to do a biopsy and I knew that if I woke up with a UV port, the diagnosis was clear. My surgeon also told me that it was Hodgkin's right as I was waking up from the anesthesia. I barely remember it, but I do remember that I cried quite a bit in the recovery room and was comoforted by the wonderful nurse who told me about her 16 year old neice and how well she's doing after treatment.

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified