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Hodgkin lymphoma (HL)

I was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) three years ago at age 25. I started feeling pain in my neck when I drank alcohol, and then I started noticing my neck lymph nodes getting pretty big. After multiple blood tests, CT scans, and a biopsy of the neck, I was diagnosed with HL. I had to undergo 12 rounds of chemotherapy in total. I was so scared of all of the symptoms ― nausea and my hair falling out (but thankfully, my hair didn’t fully fall out, so I didn’t have to shave it, which was the least of my problems). I gained weight because of the fluids, and the first two to three days after chemo, I was very nauseous and couldn’t eat well. Thank God, I am in my third year of remission and stronger than ever. I’m eating healthy, going to the gym, and always going to my appointments with my oncologist. I am stronger than ever!

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