Hi there! My name is Jess. I’m 29 years old and I live in Florida. I was diagnosed with Stage 4B Hodgkin’s Lymphoma after 3 years of going misdiagnosed. I had all of the symptoms of Lymphoma, but about 10 different doctors brushed it off as allergies and acid reflux. That is, until I went into respiratory failure and ended up in the emergency room right before my 29th birthday. Happy Birthday to me right? I started immediate chemotherapy in the hospital. I had 4 cycles of BEACOPP after being in complete remission after two. After the fourth cycle, my cancer came back. I had 20 immediate radiations to basically my entire body, and then two more cycles of BEACOPP. I am currently in remission as of August 18, 2016, after a grueling 7 months. Miracles do happen.
Throughout my journey, I created a blog/Instagram page to help raise awareness, document my journey, and help other cancer patients in the process. I found that the response from other fighters out there was so touching, that I wrote a book, entitled “Talk Cancer to Me”, since there is no real guide book to cancer.
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