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Living With…Episode 021 Ellie Philpotts, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Survivor

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Welcome to the show everyone! I hope you are all well!
My guest today was diagnosed at the age of 15 with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.  In July 2010, she started to experience symptoms of the disease and didn’t finish treatment until May 2011.
Symptoms included itchy hands and feet and shortness of breath when walking short distances and climbing stairs. She was also experiencing a loss of appetite, weight loss, night sweats and had developed a lump in her neck. She was initially diagnosed with the flu, but she was soon hospitalized for nine days and diagnosed with Stage 2B Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Despite her condition she was determined to not miss school and at times would receive treatment there.  Treatment included chemotherapy and steroids, leaving her with neutropenia, hair loss, and compromised immunity.
Despite all of this, she never gave up the fight and is now four and a half years in remission.

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Living With…Episode 016 Jean LaMantia, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Survivor

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The Cancer Survivor’s Nutrition Voice of Reason

Welcome to the show everyone. I hope you are well.

My guest today is a Registered Dietitian in Toronto, Ontario.
At the age of 27, she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
She had masses in her neck, under her arms, and in her chest. When she was admitted to the cancer center, she could barely breathe. Her lungs were filling with lymphatic fluid.

Her mother was a nurse and her father a green grocer, with his own store. It was while working in the store that she became aware of the importance of healthy eating to good health. Subsequently, she found her true passion and studied human nutrition in college.
She’s the best selling author of “The Essential Cancer Treatment Nutrition Guide and Cookbook”, and editor of the Canadian Dietitian Oncology Network Newsletter.

She says she has spent her entire adult life collecting, analyzing, and distilling an incredible amount of knowledge about nutrition, about cancer, and about that area where the two overlap. And she has applied that knowledge in her own life, and the lives of countless others.

She’s been both a patient during her battle with cancer and a caregiver during her father’s battle with the disease.

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