I haven't paid much attention to cancers other than those that somehow touch me--breast cancer, melanoma, uterine cancer, leukemia, prostrate cancer. I don't know much about the other types of cancer, just as I didn't know much about the ones that are part of my life or of my family. But today I received news that a dear friend has been diagnosed with lymphoma, with no treatment options. Today I learned a great deal about lymphoma.
I want to DO something. I want to save her and the world of cancer--any cancer. I want to send her flowers and happy baby quilts and loving words. I want to sit by her bedside and sing soft songs. I want to save her and save me. I'm not ready to lose my friend.
Lymphoma is a cancer of a part of the immune system called the lymph system. There are many types of lymphoma. One type is Hodgkins disease. The rest are called non-Hodgkin lymphomas. Hodgkins disease is the most curable. If caught early enough, many non-Hodgkins are curable.
I have nothing to say, just damn damn damn.