Hodgkin lymphoma, previously known as Hodgkin’s disease, is a cancer of the immune system. This cancer is the seventh most common cancer in males and females in the United States, and it is the third most common cancer in children. Symptoms include swollen lymph nodes, spleen, or other immune tissue.
According to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, “In children 0 to 19 years of age, the five-year relative survival for NHL is 84.1 percent. This represents a significant improvement in the rate of recovery. As recently as 30 years ago, most children with NHL did not live five years after diagnosis.”
One amazing 13-year-old who recently survived this disease is Sandra Frangos. With the help of Dr. Joseph M. Wiley from the Herman and Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai, she is now four months in remission.
Sandra shares her story in a letter below:
Hi, my name is Sandra Frangos. I am 13 ...