Lymphoma (Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin’s) Blogs

A Pastor’s Cancer Diary

Carl is Pastor of the Point Pleasant Presbyterian church. Since December 2005 Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma diagnosis, Carl has been on a slow-motion journey of survivorship. In 2011, an unrelated thyroid cancer led to a total thyroidectomy and successful radiation treatment.

Austin’s Hodgkin’s Journal

At age 26, Austin discovers he has Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in January 2008. He has some issues with his school insurance and school work during his treatment.

Awesome Cancer Survivor – Alicia Staley’s journey as 23+ year cancer survivor

Alicia Staley is the Chief Patient Officer of Akari Health, a healthcare consulting group based in Boston, MA. She has had Hodgkin’s disease once, Breast Cancer twice. She was a 20year old college sophomore, fighting her way through Hodgkin’s cancer for the 1st time. At the age of 33, she was diagnosed with breast cancer for the first time. In November 2007, she was diagnosed with breast cancer for a second time.

Best Life After Cancer

Shari is a two-time cancer survivor, and her blog is intended to offer hope and inspiration to cancer patients and survivors. She was 25 when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and an unfortunate long-term side effect was a breast cancer diagnosis 9 years later. Shortly after her breast cancer treatment ended, her mother was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer, and passed away a year later. She has lived the cancer experience as a patient and as a family member/caregiver.


Chemopalooza provides one woman’s rants, raves and lunacy about living with Hodgkins Lymphoma. Diagnosed in 2006, she been cancer (and chemo) free for five years, but she continues to inspire other cancer patients and survivors with her often hilarious posts.

Chris Alt Delete

Chris has been dealing with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma since November 2007. It took over 5 years but he finally got into remission almost two years ago. Earlier this week, he found out the cancer is back. He hopes is to possibly help someone else out who’s going through the same thing (living with Hodgkin’s). He has found that through writing, he is able to release some of the stress a cancer survivor deals with along with the physical part which is not fun either in any event.

Don’t waste your cancer or your life

Libby is 30 years old and married to wonderful husband, Justin. They have two beautiful daughters. Libby was diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2010 when their oldest daughter was only 7 months old.

Emily’s Blog

Emily was diagnosed with T Cell Lymphoma at age of 6 in March 2008. Emily had an ear infection and fever was not going away. Her dad, Chris decided to take her into urgent care because she was starting to have trouble breathing. Emily had a completely collapsed lung. Now, Emily is 4+ years of full remission.

Full of Grace

Cheryl is 34 years old who lives in Victoria, BC and completed her doctorate. She was diagnosed with follicular lymphoma at stage 3. Along this journey, one word has continued to resonate with her – grace. This blog documents her quest to understand and be grace amidst cancer and uncertainty. Through it, she hopes to share her journey – recognizing we all fall from grace sometimes – and explore the essence of what living full of grace truly means.

Good Hodgkin’s – Allie E. Morse

Allie got sudden swelling in her armpit and, a few days later, a lymph node popping up on her collar bone. 3 weeks and numerous tests later, she was diagnosed with nodular sclerosing Hodgkin lymphoma in January 2011.

Greg’s Alien

Greg was diagnosed with Stage 4, B-cell Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in November 2008. In September 2014, he marked “Five Years, Zero Cancer”.

Half Full

Carrie was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in November 2007 and this blog began… Two rounds of chemotherapy were followed by partial gastrectomy/vagotomy/pyloroplasty in October 2008. Four months later she had a seizure and the next year heavily medicated and unable to drive. Bankruptcy, foreclosure, and divorce after 26 years of marriage followed… this was quite a path she was on.

I Can’t Direct The Wind But I Can Adjust The Sails

Cassandra and family live in Ontario, Canada. She has been with her charming husband for almost 15 years, and together they have four amazing boys with unique needs … Two 11 year old boys who have Autism & Global Developmental Delay, a 5 year old with a heart defect, juvenile Arthritis, colitis & multiple food allergies and an 18 year old in remission from stage III Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Each and every one of them humble and inspire her.

I made Cancer “MY BITCH!”

Ryan Armbrust started this blog back in November 2006 when he was diagnosed with stage IV Hodgkin’s Lymphoma as a way to keep friends and family informed with his current condition. His humor through his treatments are great and make me laugh.

Kin Hodgkin’s

In February 2010, when Roz was 28 years old and with an 8 months old son, her life changed. She was diagnosed with Stage IVa Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. In December 2010, she was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer. She kicked cancer twice before she was 30. This blog is her story from the day after her diagnosis. She also has a new blog, “Life, Love and Lollipops” about her story moving on from cancer and getting back to living again.

Kirushni’s Cancer Story

Kirushni is 17 years old. In May 2010, both her life and her family’s turned upside down as when was diagnosed with anapaestic large cell lymphoma-a rare type of cancer of the lymphoid tissue.. Six months later when she got the all clear and was in remission. In April 2011 her cancer returned.


Bethany was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at age of 20 in December 2013. She is living and having treatment away from home. She is a university student who is studying history.

Livin’ With Lymphoma

Joshua was diagnosed with Stage 4B Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in October 2013. Joshua was born and grew up in London. He studied Chemistry at the University of York and Master’s research project in Seville, Spain. He graduated in the summer of 2013 with a Master’s degree in Chemistry and a week after graduation, he underwent a MRI scan.

Lumpy’s Diary

This blog chronicles Tom and Cassandra, a couple from Vancouver Island, BC. In 2008, Tom was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at age 46, and by blogging, he and Cassandra share their journey.

The Lymphoma Lowdown

This is Robin’s blog. She was diagnosed in 2011 with non-Hodgkins lymphoma and her blog chronicles her life with cancer.

New Mom ….. New Cancer

Kezia had a swollen lymph node show up in her neck while she was pregnant. She was diagnosed with Stage 3, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the end of January, 2011. Early in April, her daughter, Saoirse woke up with two mysterious black eyes. Later, she was diagnosed with Stage 4, Neuroblastoma at the beginning of May 2011 at age of only 11 months old. Saoirse passed away in December 2011. She was 18 months old. Kezia’s Hodgkin’s came back in March 2014.

Pregnant with Cancer

She is a mother of 4 girls and had her fourth child, after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and having chemo throughout her pregnancy. This blog follows their journey. She is in remission since February 2008. Graduated Nursing School December 2011.

Super Stories from the World of Hodgkins

In November 2008, Nicole went into the ER for chest pains and a little shortness of breath. Nicole began this blog when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in December 2008.


Tarun lives in Vellore, TN, India. He trained in General Surgery at CMC, Vellore. He is 8 years Non Hodgkin Lymphoma survivor. This blog is his life on a day to day basis.

Thinking Out Loud: A Cancer Blog

This is Michael’s blog to sort out some of the complexity. He was diagnosed with follicular lymphoma in 2011, he started blogging about his cancer the day after he was diagnosed.

Through the looking glass… and What Alice Found There

When Alice was 27, she diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. She was pregnant but the cancer had started to spread a little. So, they decided to go for radiotherapy at 16 weeks to stop it spreading, then chemotherapy after their precious baby was born.

True Beauty, Never Hurries

In 2006 she was diagnosed with Refractory Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and after her first relapse she started this beautiful blog. In 2013, due to the exhausting amount of chemo she developed MDS.

Zach Rongers – CaringBridge

This journey began for Zach in 2002 when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. After learning of his diagnosis, he tried to beat the disease using chemotherapy, radiation, and other complementary and alternative treatment methods. He finished treatment in April of 2003 and was declared to be in remission from the disease. In February of 2005, Zach found out that his disease was back. Zach and Erin who was also a survivor of the same disease, were married in March 2006. In October of 2006, they once again learned that Zach’s disease was back for the third time. They are not giving up the fight to find a cure for Zach.

Zen psychiatry

Elana is a psychiatrist. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology at Harvard before studying medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, where I graduated with highest honors. Then, in December 2013, while in her last year of psychiatry residency at UCLA, she was diagnosed with Stage lV Acute Lymphoblastic Lymphoma.

100 Cancer Resolutions

Stephanie Sliekers is a 27-year-old living in Toronto, ON. Currently, she is adjusting to her new role as cancer survivor after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in the summer of 2010. She blogs about her commitment to doing the 100 things that she took for granted before her diagnosis.