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BY Brian Heard

I often joke that parenting is more difficult than cancer treatment. Some days I feel that statement holds true, but fatherhood is a challenge that I never take for granted.

In November 2007, I was diagnosed with stage IV Burkitt’s lymphoma, a rare and aggressive type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. At the time, I was 29, and my wife and I hadn’t yet started trying to conceive.

Fertility preservation before non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma...

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma survivor Brian Heard