A type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma that most often occurs in young people aged 12-30.


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I was diagnosed in Jan. 95 with Stage IV Burkitt's. The tumor had involved my entire small intestine. My bone marrow was also involved. I was 41 years old, unusual for Burkitt's. I underwent 8 cycles of combination chemotherapy (including 16 intrathecal injections), all of it as an inpatient at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. The treatments lasted about six months. Due to the heavy doses of chemo, I spent a great deal of time back in the hospital for transfusions, bleeding and treatment for infections. I am happy to tell you that I am about to celebrate my ninth year in remission ... a big landmark.

I thank my doctors, nurses, church, friends and family for the support that brought me through. Most of all, I thank every Burkitt's patient that went before me. My cure was forged in their illness...and too frequently, in their lives.




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