acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)
san Tan Valley, AZ
Last year in June of 2021, I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) at the age of 24. This diagnosis came as a complete shock to my family and me! My symptoms included extreme fatigue, migraines, bruising, nose bleeds, and radiating leg pains. All these symptoms came and went, and I never would've imagined it would be cancer. I attributed my symptoms to the stress from work. With sitting all day and staring at my computer screen, I never really thought much of it.
When I went in for a routine doctor's appointment, I ended up in the ER with a 46-day hospital admission. After numerous scans, bloodwork, and a lymph node biopsy, I found out I had cancer. Within a week, I was starting chemo. It felt like everything happened so fast! My world came crashing down around me, but I stayed strong and fought! I'm currently 10 months post-stem cell transplant and in remission! I went through three rounds of chemo and one round of immunotherapy before the transplant.
I started my podcast, Jade's Journey Through Cancer, in July 2022 to share my story. I have connected with so many amazing fighters and survivors since then! During my time in the hospital, I felt so alone with no one to relate to. I'm so happy to be helping others just by showing them they're not alone and that they can get through this.