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survivor_melissa

hodgkin lymphoma survivor
location: massachusetts
in remission since: 2007

finding a balance

Melissa was seven months pregnant when she found out she had Hodgkin lymphoma. Her first thought was how or if this would affect her unborn son. Melissa's doctors found a balance between starting treatment for her and the safety of the baby. On August 16, 2006 Melissa gave birth to a healthy baby boy. The next day she began a series of procedures, which couldn't be performed while she was pregnant. Three days after she delivered her son, Melissa began her first chemotherapy treatment. It was a battle she knew she needed to win to be there for her newborn son.

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last updated on Friday, February 15, 2013