You are not alone. Hodgkin’s International is a non-profit (501c3) organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for Hodgkin Lymphoma survivors. Our goal is to connect survivors with one another and to provide them with essential information about the Late Effects they may face as a result of earlier treatments. We also seek to promote education and medical research in the area of survivorship, foster a better understanding of the particular needs of long term survivors, and to advocate for the interests of Hodgkin Lymphoma survivors around the world.
“The struggle of being a survivor has been very real, and the truth is that even iron breaks down. I can’t do it alone, no matter how inspired I am.”
André D. Singleton
Has Learned to Trust Himself, Be Firm and Give Thanks
“You live thinking your life is ahead of you. When I was on my third treatment, I realized that probably I didn’t have my life ahead of me.”
Keeps Smiling and Lives for the Moment
“When you’re going through something like that, you need to find inner strength and joy. I got stronger and stronger.”
Rick Aaron Rubin
A Born Entertainer, Confronts Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
“Once I had the sarcoma, I said: you need to take it easy. I try. I want it on my tombstone: She really tried.”
Endorses Second Opinions and Finding a Doctor You Trust
“I try to live with no regrets. But my hardest lesson is to fix what can be fixed, and walk away from what can’t.”
Learned to Stand Up for Herself
What arelate effects?
Late Effects are the long-term side effects resulting from radiation and chemotherapy treatment for Hodgkin Lymphoma. Long-term survivors of Hodgkin Lymphoma are at risk for serious health issues as a consequence of earlier treatment, particularly older forms of radiation and chemotherapy. Some of these potential risks include: