Reflections of a Childhood Cancer Survivor

September 10, 2014 7:43 PM

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Reflections of a Childhood Cancer Survivor

My 12-year-old self couldn't have seen it at the time, but the truth of what my nurse said to me when I was diagnosed with stage-IV Hodgkin's Lymphoma would come to reveal itself in its own timely way. It resonates a little more deeply at each roadblock I encounter along the journey of surviving childhood cancer.

As a 23-year-old adult who hasn't had a relapse since officially entering remission eleven years ago, I often wonder if cancer is still a topic worth writing about, let alone dwelling on. It's deep in the past and often evokes painful memories -- ones I've probably spent enough time trying to proces...

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