Stage 4B Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Survivor
Hi! I’m Taylor and I am a 26 year old Stage 4B Hodgkin’s Lymphoma survivor. I was diagnosed shortly before my 25th birthday in February of 2019. I had been experiencing a stubborn cough for a few weeks and decided to visit a UCLA walk-in clinic after waking up one morning drenched in sweat. I thought I would be prescribed antibiotics and sent on my way. Boy was I wrong. It was here that they took an X-ray and I heard the word ‘mass’, as it pertained to my body, for the first time. Bloodwork led to a CT, which led to a biopsy, diagnosis, port insertion surgery, and hormone injections for egg preservation.