In 2016, my husband and I were trying to expand our family. A swollen lymph node almost derailed our plans entirely.
I’d felt the lump in my neck by chance one day, when I rubbed my hand along the underside of my jaw. I thought it was an abscess caused by a failed root canal.
It turned out to be advance stage high grade B cell lymphoma, a subtype of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Though grateful not to be pregnant at the time...