May 16th, 2018
| Patient: Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
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Patient: Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
The first time Jacqui heard the word cancer she was 7 years old, when her father was first diagnosed with Leukemia. He passed away after a 2 year long battle with his illness and then she got to experience her own first cancer just one month after his passing. She was 9 years old. Her first cancer was a Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, for which she had surgery and 6 months of chemotherapy to help her recover. After years in the clear she eventually developed a kidney cancer that is rare in adults (Wilm's Tumour) which led her to having a radical nephrectomy (kidney removal), 6 months of 3 chemo agents (27 cycles) and radiation. She eventually recovered from this but around 8 years later she was diagnosed with her 3rd cancer (Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma with Follicular variant). I underwent two surgeries and did a dose of radioactive iodine which didn't quite eradicate the cancer. I was re diagnosed with thyroid cancer 6 months later and underwent yet another surgery where they removed 30 nodes from her neck. She's still awaiting an all clear but she's doing much better than she has been in the past, so fingers crossed.