I was diagnosed with early stage melanoma last summer. And my husband, Dennis, was diagnosed with stage IV non-Hodgkin lymphoma this past January.
Both of us went to MD Anderson for our cancer treatment. We choose MD Anderson because we knew that its doctors and their teams are the best in the world.
My cancer treatment was very minor compared to my husband’s, though. All I needed was a simple surgery. But without MD Anderson...
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...