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Posted 2014-01-22T23:57:23Z

Jan 22 - Diagnosis

It is official, we have a diagnosis - Mediastinal large B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

The great news is that this isn't just treatable, but it is the type of cancer that you CURE and move on from.  My bone marrow biopsy is Friday morning.  My PETScan is Monday morning.  These will be the last bits of info we need to move forward.

There are multiple successful ways of treating this particular variety of lymphoma.   Dr. Unger has reached out to his colleague at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston to discuss how they are currently treating it.  It is nice to know that we will have input from them as well.

At my appointment Friday we should be able to discuss preliminary treatment options.  When we know what the scoop is, we'll reach out and line up the help we need.  Thank you to everyone sending their support.  Please don't feel pressure to communicate through this website, but use it if it works best for you :)

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Comments (4)

  • Rhonda Betcher
    Rhonda Betcher

    Jess - I am so glad to her your diagnosis is very positive. I have been praying for you. I hope that the days ahead won't be too tough on you. Thanks for posting your journey as it will also help all of the people who care for you :) Rhonda

    6 years ago · Reply
  • Tracey Dean
    Tracey Dean

    Yay! Great news! So glad to hear this.

    6 years ago · Reply
  • Ian McEwen
    Ian McEwen

    Jess, When I found out this morning, I was stunned. Its also an eye opener to how much your friends mean to you when this sort of thing happens. I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking and praying for you and your family. I know your a determined and positive person which are two great traits to have in a situation like this. Be Well and God Bless Ian

    6 years ago · Reply
  • Judy Bacon
    Judy Bacon

    Hi Jess and Levi. I spoke with your mom yesterday, Levi, and she says you are approaching this with positive energy and being very proactive. I'm sorry you're having to go through this, but appreciate this form of communication and your allowing us to be updated and involved. The prognosis is beyond good news. We're so happy about that, but we know that the route to that good health is not going to be easy. If we can help you PLEASE let us know. I am available to give your mom respite with Campbell almost any time. Please call me if you need me. We love you both. Judy and Bob

    6 years ago · Reply
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