Apr 06, 2010 - 11:16 am
I am in a doctor's lobby waiting for my appointment so can't go into all the details of my history with non hodgkins lymphoma but the main point is one of hope. I am a 20 year cancer survivor having had one recurrance which led to a bone marrow transplant 2 years later that saved my life.
Today is a new day in cancer treatments and even though my treatments were so long ago here I am to tell you that cancer can be cured, the doctors use the word and I will take that. Twenty five years before I was diagnosed my Grandmother had the same kind of lymphoma and there was nothing they could do, no bone marrow treatments were in sight then and no chemo drugs like the ones we have today and radiation differences that today serve us much better as patients than in years gone by. She had no chance and died of her illness. Flash forward to 20 years ago and look at all that changed. How much more will change in the next 20 years?
Have faith and make the tough decisions and with support and faith and good doctors who can relate to you and you to them, you can do it too.