30 year childhood Leukemia cancer survivor

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jeepgirl76
jeepgirl76 Member Posts: 4 Member
edited June 2022 in Childhood Cancers #1

Hi, my name is Rebecca. I was diagnosed with ALL November 15, 1988. I was 12 and in 7th grade. I was treated at the Valerie Center in Summit, NJ.

This year will be 30 years since my diagnosis and I'm doing pretty well . I'm looking to chat with fellow childhood cancer survivor and see how everyone is doing in their adulthood.

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  • pbunch
    pbunch Member Posts: 2 Member
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    Hi Rebecca,

    I have a very similar start.

    The summer of 1988 I was diagnosed with ALL at 11 years old. I was overseas and treated at a research hospital in the UK and finished it out here in the USA.

    I'm doing alright at 42 I suppose. But it has been a struggle. Please feel free to chat.

  • BeckyLyn
    BeckyLyn Member Posts: 2 Member
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    I’m also quite similar! My name also Rebecca!!! Diagnosed Nov 1989… I was 16 in 11th grade. I am now 51 and a 35 year survivor. Just now assessing my survivor effects… getting my head around what is normal aging and what is possible side effects from my chemo/radiation Therapy!

  • jeepgirl76
    jeepgirl76 Member Posts: 4 Member
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    Hi...I'm 48 now. I'm 2018 o was diagnosed with am autoimmune disease. I wonder if it is a long term side effect of all the chemo.

    Hope you are doing well.