We all have a story to tell. What’s yours?

The sharing of experience can be inspiring, encouraging, and give hope to someONE affected by lymphoma. At Lymphoma Canada, we hear often from patients, caregivers, friends and family members that want the opportunity to share their own stories. This is an important part of going through the lymphoma experience. While no patient’s situation is the same, there is always something to be gleaned from hearing someone’s thoughts and reflections on how they experienced the challenges of lymphoma, whether it be during diagnosis, treatment, relapse, or any other aspect of survivorship.

Be inspired and encouraged by the stories shared from others in the lymphoma community.

Share your story.

John Ashwood

John Ashwood

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On an unknown date in March 2019, I woke up in the middle of the night wearing a sweat drenched shirt and in agony with severe hip, hamstring and lower…
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Lindsay Yarrow

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My name is Lindsay, I am from Montreal, and on January 30, 2017, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma. It was actually the worst day of my life. Although my…
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Meet Madison Miles

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My name is Madison Miles. I’m 23 years old and I recently graduated from the Honours Specialization in Kinesiology program at Western University. My hometown is Newmarket, Ontario. I love…
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Meet Sabina Vohra-Miller

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Sabina Vohra-Miller has an educational background in clinical pharmacology and toxicology. She previously worked in biotech as a medical advisor. In 2016, she retired from her role in biotech and…
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Paula’s Story

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I was diagnosed a year ago with Non-Hodgkins Follicular Lymphoma, stage 4, grade 2. I had developed severe pain in my stomach that was worse when I laid down so…
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Heather’s Story

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Hello.  I am a caregiver.  My husband has just been  diagnosed with lymphoma, likely CLL but more tests need to be done. I am writing to say that in spite…
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Joanna’s Story

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I was a healthy 33 year old with two young children, living a wonderful life with my husband and our girls. In the summer of 2013 I began breaking out…
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Sparkle On!

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I am happy to say that I am two years on the good side of primary mediastinal diffuse large B-cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.In January 2015, I was 43 years old and…
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Meet Mary Jon

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When Mary Jon was diagnosed with Follicular Lymphoma in November , 2005 there was very little lymphoma information available to the patients, certainly nothing available in her area. Finding this…
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Matthew’s Polar Bear Dip

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Hello I am Matthew David, 27 and I live in Red Deer Alberta. I am an Australian living in Canada on a work permit, went on snowboarding trip and never…
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Karen’s Story

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I turned 50 in 2013, as an avid runner and cyclist, I was in great shape. A vegetarian, I considered myself very healthy, so it was a bit of a…
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“I am not fighting alone”. (Mayra Husic)

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I was a marathon runner. Ran two marathons, a 30K and half marathon the year of my diagnosis in 2011. I am writing this on World Lymphoma Awareness Day because…
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Treating every day as a gift

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I am a 14 year survivor of Primary Mediastinal Diffuse Large B Cell Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.In 2001, I was 26 years old, a newly minted lawyer, married only a couple of…
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There is life after cancer

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My Name is Adam Guida, and I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in September of 2012. It all started in August when I discovered a lump on the left side…
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2 Years 2 Diagnosis

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I am a 66 year old male living in Burlington, On.  On February 2011, I was first diagnosed with Non Hodgkin Lymphoma Centre Cell Follicular –Indolent Stage III .  I…
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Living life with intention

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For 15 years, my friend has lived with non-Hodgkin follicular lymphoma. When she was diagnosed she was 31 years old, and certainly a cancer diagnosis was the farthest thing from…
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Cancer go “viral”

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I'm 28 years young, handsome as all get out and I've been diagnosed Non-Hodgkin's Large Diffuse B-Cell Lymphoma. I'm still getting more information on the staging of my cancer and…
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Awareness of this disease

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I am a  teacher, a wife, and mother of an 18 year old son. I have Non-Hodgkin Follicular Lymphoma, 3A. I have currently undergone successful treatment with chemo and rituximab…
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Cancer Free

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I had Hodgkin's lymphoma. I was in treatment for six months during my grade eleven year. I am now cancer free and taking forensic anthropology courses at the university of…
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Staying positive through treatment

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I am presently being treated for Mantle Cell lymphoma in the States with the recently approved Ibrutinib.So far, I am doing well and would be happy to tell other people…
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Keeping positive through distractions

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Two and a half months following the birth of our son, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, after a chest X-ray revealed that a tumour roughly the size of a…
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Proud mother and lymphoma survivor

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I was diagnosed at the age of 22 with Hodgkin Lymphoma. I was a nursing student and a mother of 1 at the time. I started ABVD through 9 cycles…