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    I am starting my second type of chemo after the first failed. I'm down, but don't count me out!

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    RockTom asked a questionHodgkin Disease

    I have relapsed after having ABVD treatments, I am going to start something new in 3 weeks.

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      Gorgeous23

      Most of the time protocol is to do an auto transplant. But first they have to get you j to remission. I am assuming you have lymphoma. If you do here is a great Facebook group to join. There are people from around the world on here and we answer all questione and give honest answers. https://m.facebook.com/groups/24106758410

      17 days ago
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      HOHOHO07

      I had eight months of ABVD in[phone number redacted] and when my Hodgkins recurred in 2001, I underwent an autologus (self-donated) bond marrow transplant. The other option was radiation and chemo but my first doctor had already told me that if I relapsed, to go for the BMT and my new doctor agreed. I prepped with two 10-day rounds of BEAM chemo in hospital. Still going strong after 16 years.

      17 days ago
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      HOHOHO07

      Why does it think that 1995 through 1996 with a hyphen is a phone number?

      17 days ago
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    RockTom asked a questionHodgkin Disease

    Two of her children have cancer at the same time. I can't imagine

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      geekling

      The people of Southern Idaho were down wind of the US above ground nuclear tests in the 1950s. Just to make sure none of them breathers escaped unscathed, industry then built cobalt mines along the Southern rivers. Those mines have since been closed.

      I met so many touched by cancer. My tentmate lost a daughter. Her neighbor lost a son and a daughter. A member of the 501.3c lost a first spouse. The owner of the rafting company lost both parents to cancer. 50% of men and 40% of women have or will have a cancer are today's stats. When I was a teen, it was 1 out of 3. My parents did not much know of it until after the World Wars.

      Something was created in the 1st war and poisons were thereafter begun to be sprayed onto food. Monsanto began experimenting with genetic engineering to the end of WW II. By the Vietnam War, molds were being turned into bombs.

      These poisons are still in use and ruining the air we breathe, the water we drink, the quality of the food we eat as well as the soul in which it grows. Our livestyles have turned sedentary from the work demands and the isolation is growing.

      It is downright revolutionary to have a home garden and to learn or relearn how to best care for ourselves.

      Definitely not easy.

      Best wishes

      about 1 month ago
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      LiveWithCancer

      Man. It would be hard enough to watch ONE child.fight cancer. To have to watch TWO fight the same disease would be pure h e l l.

      about 1 month ago
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      barryboomer

      Pray for her....Sometimes God really needs to step up to the plate and do a better job....ugh...

      about 1 month ago
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    RockTom asked a questionHodgkin Disease

    How many have been cured of Hodgkins Disease but then had it return later?

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      Erik1059

      I had hodgkins that had returned multiple times, Once you get out of the five year mark, there is a lot less worry. I have now been disease free for 23 years. I am definitely not typical. Please read my story below.

      https://www.whatnext.com/blog/posts/from-a-devastating-diagnosis-in-his-20s-to-23-years-of-surviving-and-thriving

      over 2 years ago
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      berly462005

      I have been cancer free for 5 years now but its always not far from my mind that it could come back or as another type. I try not to dwell on it like I used to but everytime something different is going on with your body-that's the first thing that comes to mind. My doctor told me I was cured but I never say that, I just tell people I am in remission.

      over 2 years ago
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      Kathy1

      I'm two years out and still cancer free and I am really hoping to keep it that way.

      over 2 years ago