Laura Garrett knows first-hand the importance of advocating for her health. For months after a bout with COVID-19 in August 2022, she didn’t feel quite right. “Everyone I talked to kept telling me it was just long COVID and that I was overreacting.
Lymphoma is broadly a cancer of the lymphatic system, an important part of the body’s immune defense against infection and disease
“I realized that, instead of holding onto my negative feelings, I could turn it into something positive by giving back to people going through cancer just like John did.”
Heather Bucalos, a two-time lymphoma survivor, has a message for her fellow cancer patients: “Be brave.”
At every one of her bi-monthly appointments, Prudie bakes something for the Lymphoma Clinic staff, accompanied by a handwritten thank-you card to acknowledge all that they have done for her.
“I keep telling my kids, ‘I’m here for a reason.’”
"It felt like my whole world was turned upside down. No 23-year-old expects something like this would happen to them.”
"There was only one place I knew that could take good care of me, so I called up Roswell. They asked, 'Who referred you?' and I said, I did!"
“It’s so easy, I feel like I’m getting away with something.” That’s how Nella Smolinksi describes the last three years of treatment with an immunotherapy drug to control her rare form of Hodgkin lymphoma.
Your skin can be the site of a type of cancer called cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL), which can look like eczema or psoriasis, causing scaly or itchy lesions and plaques that cause irritation.
“I’m so grateful to have Roswell Park. It is such a great facility. It’s all about beating the disease there. And for the constant support of Gwen and our family. I don’t know where I’d be without them.”
The fact that you live in a particular country or community should not impact your ability to get good care for cancer.