I'm officially cured!
Last Monday I had a head and neck CT scan - I haven't had a scan in about 2 years, so this was just a "one last look" for any tumors. That was clear! I also had blood work done as I've had done several times a year over the past 5 years. All good! So all signs point to continued remission!
With Hodgkin's Lymphoma, after 5 years in remission you're considered cured of the cancer. That means my chances of getting Hodgkin's are about the same as yours. I am at a higher risk of getting a secondary cancer as a result of my chemo and radiation, but that's still fairly unlikely considering I had a relatively small amount of treatment.
For those of you who are keeping track, I was diagnosed in July 2013 and finished treatment in November 2013. So I'm technically about 5 months shy of 5 years in remission. My oncologist felt comfortable calling this 5 years and cured since I was early Stage I at diagnosis and responded so well to my treatment. I'm comfortable with it if she is!
If you haven’t read yesterday’s post, please do. I have an important message I want to share with each and every one of you.
|After running the Indianapolis Mini Marathon (my 3rd half marathon) in May 2018