Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Hodgkins Cancer/ Appreciate any Info

A dear friend of mine has a daughter recently diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease.  Not the Non-Hodgkin's one.  She has questions about the treatment.  Her daughter is having round 2 of her chemo and is supposed to have 7 more.  (That seems like alot to me)..She is in Stage 1 but close to Stage 2.  I am looking for someone that she might contact to ask questions.  I can imagine as a mom how hard it must be.  Please let me know if you have any information. 
Heartfelt thanks.

23 comments:

Ellie VanCaster said...

I've read that the Cancer Treatment Centers of America have great success with difficult cancers. Not only the latest treatments but whole body/person care. I am so sorry this happened and
I will add her to my prayer list.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I am so sorry. I will keep her in my prayers.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I would contact the patient advocate at the medical facility where she is being treated. The advocate should be able to set up a meeting with whatever experts she would need to talk to. Sometimes hospitals even have a facilitator who can set up a meeting with another patient who is being successfully treated for the same disease. I hope she tolerates the treatment well and is in remission soon.

Julia said...

I'm sorry about your friend's daughter being sick with Hodgkins cancer.

You might find some info on the web but be careful where you get your info. I wonder if the Cancer society would be able to enlighten you.
Prayers for the daughter.
Hugs,
JB

20 North Ora said...

So sorry about your friend's daughter. I know quite a bit about cancer and treatments, however since our grandson didn't survive it, I am reluctant to talk to people. I want them to have someone with a success story to talk and counsel with. Our local hospital has a group that talks to parents within 48hours of diagnosis of cancer. They ask me to work for them, but I just didn't feel like I could go in and visit with them and then them ask me the outcome of Landen. So, check with the hospital and see if they don't have an organization like that.

Blessings to you for wanting to help

Judy

NanaDiana said...

Hi Debby- I don't know a lot about it but I will tell you what I do know about cancer in children. One of the reasons they use very aggressive treatment in children is because cancer moves very quickly in children because they are still in a growth stage. That means that everything (including cancer) moves at an accelerated pace. They want to nip it in the bud so that it doesn't grab hold and use those growth hormones to spread the cancer. I know it seems harsh but better harsh now and life saving than slower and having a chance of it getting a foothold. I am surprised that she has it because Hodkins in kids is quite rare. God bless her and I will pray for her. xo Diana

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

My daughter is in the last stages and now as a last ditch back on Chemo. I wish I had answers but I have more questions than answers. Very upsetting so I know how your friend feels about her daughter. I have never been so frightened in my entire life, nor felt so helpless.

pogonip said...

As good and caring as her local pediatric oncologist might be, I would also get a second opinion (our oncologist encouraged this) at the very best regional cancer center covered by their insurance. They will have the most cutting edge information which will give the family hope (essential) and the treatment can frequently be given by their local oncologist. Blessings.

Nan said...

I spy my heart here. Our plumbers son got this last year but he is off on a mission for the church. He's doing well with whatever treatment he had.

ImSoVintage said...

So sorry this has happened. I have a daughter with a catastrophic illness so I know how scary it is. I will be praying for her.
Hugs,
Laura

Susie said...

Debby, I do not know anything about it...but maybe you could look on line. I will pray for your friends' daughter. Stay warm Debby, it is so cold here lately. 76 days till spring girlfriend. xoxo,Susie

Marissa said...

So sorry about your friend!! My prayers go out to them~ I hope you are having a great start to the New year!

Relyn Lawson said...

I am sorry to hear this. It seems the world if full of such sorrow. I will pray for your friend.

Barb @ My Cottage On The Lake said...

Hi Debby,

I am so sorry to hear this. I hope you can find the information you need.

Thanks for coming over and leaving such a sweet comment. I hope you do something for yourself today.

Hugs, Barb

Edna B said...

Cancer of any kind is a dreadful disease. I cannot offer advice for medical treatment other than what's already been offered here. I've only known two people who have had the aggressive chemo. Both were helped by it. I'll say a prayer for your friend. Hugs, Edna B.

vicki said...

Debby - you are loaded in for my Grow Your Blog party - so you are all set. Updates are on my blog - see you on the 19th
Vicki

Julie said...

I wish I had some information to give you, but I will keep her in my prayers.

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

I wish I could I help. There are many volunteers out here that she could contact. They can help her out right tere at the hospital with many support groups as well. Sending my love and prayers.
Karen

At Home in English Valley said...

Many years ago my cousin's husband had Hodgkins...All my aunts and uncles, mom and dad cried for Bob...the truth is, all my aunts and uncles, mom and dad are gone now...Bob is fine, this is almost 30 years ago now. I hope and pray that your friend's daughter has the same positive outcome...science and progress are in her favor. Debby you have such a big heart! Take care my friend, you are all in my prayers Love, Penny

pballard said...

Hi there,
As you probably read in one of my posts my mom was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer two years ago..I am so sorry for your friend and family.. I pray for them and for you that you will get the answers you need. Blessings Pam

donna said...

Debby I will keep her in my prayers.
Hugs
donna

Creative Breathing said...

Hi Deb, Rick Rack and Polka Dots will have information for you.
Hope you haven't gotten the stomach flue that is traveling through Ohio. It's a beast! Have a good week ahead. Elizabeth

Perfectly Printed said...

I will pray for your friend and her family!

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