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BY Amy Lee

In May 2019, a few days after my son’s high school graduation, I woke up to a large lump as hard as a tennis ball on my side. My family and I thought it was a hernia.

I called my doctor and scheduled a CT scan. A biopsy confirmed my diagnosis: aggressive diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. In addition, I had a handful of extra cells called Burkitt's lymphoma. My cancer was in my inguinal lymph node...

Large B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma survivor Amy Lee with her daughter, Evans

BY Devon Carter

B-cell lymphoma isn’t one disease. There are about 63 subtypes, with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) being the most common. A chemotherapy...

BY Krista Lusby

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...

BY Ronda Wendler

When Maribeth Holzer asked her family doctor about a curious lump in her right armpit, she never suspected it was follicular lymphoma.  Her doctor said it was probably an ingrown hair caused by shaving, or perhaps a blocked pore due to antiperspirant use.

But when a purple, dime-sized spot suddenly appeared on Maribeth’s face, she decided to visit a dermatologist.

“I felt fine,” she says, “but thought I should...

Lymphoma survivor Maribeth Holzer

BY Devon Carter

A cancer diagnosis can provoke a range of emotions and prompt endless questions. So throughout the year, we shared dozens of insights from...

BY MD Anderson staff

Most people don’t look back on their cancer experience with fondness.

But Jacqueline Wallace is not most people.

The 60-year-old...

BY MD Anderson Staff

When it comes to facing cancer, follicular lymphoma survivor Michael Baker says laughter is the best medicine.

Well, actually lenalidomide...

BY Allie Moreno

When I was diagnosed with my primary mediastinal large b-cell lymphoma diagnosis in November 2017, I was in the second trimester of my pregnancy...

BY Rob Moss

I’ve never taken illegal drugs, and the only time I ever had a needle in my arm was when a doctor was on the other side of it. So my best...

BY Allie Moreno

During the first trimester of my pregnancy, I had a lingering cough that would not go away. I thought it was allergies, so I procrastinated...