On July 4, 2014, I noticed a large lump on the side of my neck when it didn't go away after a couple of weeks. I went to see my doctor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and had a biopsy done. It was non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
After admitting myself into the hospital for a week of chemo I was allowed to go home and rest for three weeks only to go back and check in again for another week. We did that six times for a total of 700 hours of chemo. Thanks to a great staff at UIC with the help of Dr David Peace, I am cancer free today, one year later. You can beat it too!