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    ddkk3 asked a questionHodgkin Disease

    What's the soonest you've heard of someone relapsing?

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      lilymadeline

      I'm a breast cancer patient, and I know that sometimes cancer comes back very quickly from my own experiences. So of course you have to check everything out, and I am glad that you are having the biopsy....but I just wanted to let you know that my boyfriend battled advanced stage Hodgkin's lymphoma back in 1994, it was rough but he beat it and now he is still doing just great. So sometimes it doesn't come back and I hope that you do as well as he has!

      5 months ago
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      cam32505

      You're doing the right thing, check it out and then deal with it, if necessary. Many people are long-term survivors of many different kinds of cancer. We have long-term pancreatic cancer survivors on this website. I work with a young man (about 25) who has battled lymphoma. He just had a bone marrow transplant and is doing well. He works full-time, from home more than in the office.

      5 months ago
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      GregP_WN

      26 years ago I was dx'd with hodgkins, treated for about 9 months. Was told good to go on with life, about 6 months later was back on the other side of neck. However, my treatment was stopped before the scheduled amount was reached in radiation that first time. I often wonder if they would have given me all the treatment, would it have came back?

      5 months ago
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    Did you ever get headaches when your hair was growing back?

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      cam32505

      My head hurt when the hair was falling out, but not when it came back in. I would definitely let the doctor know.

      6 months ago
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    ddkk3 asked a questionHodgkin Disease

    Everyone is noticing my new "hair cut" ! How often did you tell acquaintances about your diagnosis/chemo?

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      HeidiJo

      It depended on the situation and how well I knew them. I would just kind of nod and smile, and if they persisted, I would tell them.

      7 months ago
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      Carool

      SueRae1, and the other half of the universe knows about MY cancer! One thing I forgot to mention is how many people responded, "I had cancer, too," when I told them about mine. I learned that two women in my apartment building had had breast cancer; in fact, one had been misdiagnosed by the same radiologist as the one who misdiagnosed me (and there is no shortage of radiologists where we live)!!!

      7 months ago
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      WonderKitty

      It all depends on how comfortable you are with your situation. If its someone that you don't know well, or don't care to elaborate with, just say "thank you! I thought it was time for a change." If its someone you think should know, or you would end up telling anyway, then do. Just tell them. I just had a cashier comment on my cute short hair in my drivers license from 3 years ago (it being short from just finishing chemo), I said thank you! And she proceeded to tell me that she had hair that short once too, but it was from chemo. So because she shared with me, I felt comfortable sharing with her too. We chatted about having short hair for a time, and how much fun it was, even if it was only temporary. Don't feel bad about not sharing if you don't want to. My ability to share varied day to day. Now I don't mind at all, but at the beginning, I felt like it was my issue, and none of your business. I say, own that short hair, and take all the complements you can get!

      7 months ago