Karen's story

Karen tells the story of how her 19 year-old son Jaryd was diagnosed with hodgkin lymphoma for Redkite.

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  • Lymphoma Australia resources, hotlines and more

    Lymphoma Australia is the only national charity dedicated to Lymphoma. Lymphoma Australia’s resources include: a factsheet on all you need to know about hodgkin lymphoma and the different subtypes. It explains the cancer, how it is diagnosed, the treatment involved, supports available and treatments under investigation. It is available to download and print from Lymphoma Australia website. a resource booklet for anyone with a new diagnosis of lymphoma including all information you need to know about this cancer, the lymphatic system, how it is diagnosed, different treatments, supports available and clinical trials. It is available to order online, download or print through […]

  • Finding hope during childhood cancer – Nancy’s story

    Not ‘just’ a moment is a heartfelt and poetic piece written by Nancy Hamner about finding hope, published on the US website 2Surviveonline. Nancy is a mother whose son Ryan was first diagnosed with cancer at aged six. He has survived four occurrences of hodgkin lymphoma during his childhood. In her personal story she offers up pieces of wisdom such as:  Life is not always what it appears; it is possibly never what it looks like. [H]is doctor has given us a plan, and with that is bestowed the option of hope—a place we choose to live. May you see joy and […]

  • “TJ’s Cancer Journey” – A mum’s blog about her teenager

    TJ’s Cancer Journey is a blog about my 15-year-old son who was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma at the age of 14. I am documenting my son’s journey with cancer so that one day he can look back at it and remember everything he went through during this difficult time. Hopefully our experiences will be able to help others who are going through similar. It is a journal of his cancer experience so far and includes: how he felt when he was diagnosed; how cancer has affected him and those around him; what treatment he is receiving; what tests he has completed; […]

  • Introduction to understanding lymphoma

    Introduction to understanding lymphoma is a three-part video series developed by the Leukaemia Foundation with information and support for individuals diagnosed with lymphoma. Part One Lymphoma: what lymphoma is, diagnosis and treatment is 22-minutes long and features haematologist and clinician researcher, Dr Kylie Mason.   Part Two Lymphoma: living well after a lymphoma diagnosis is 11-minutes long and features haematology advanced practice nurse, Priscilla Gates.   Part Three Lymphoma: personal accounts from people living with lymphoma is 22-minutes long.   Cancer Advisor has a range of resources on lymphoma, but we’re always looking for more content. Leave a comment below, share your own story or recommend a resource.

  • Cancer Australia: Hodgkin lymphoma in children

    Cancer Australia gives an overview of Hodgkin disease (Hodgkin lymphoma) including: risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, support, chance of cure, and clinical trials. Before you go … If you’ve been affected by childhood or young adult cancer, please share your insights and knowledge to help other people facing cancer. Join the Cancer Advisor community and register now.

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