A surprise and devastating diagnosis
I went to urgent care on Labor Day weekend (2013) because I’d been having strange symptoms for a while – I was exhausted all the time, and I had a lump on the side of my neck the size of a golf ball. I’d just started my first year of teaching, and I wanted to chalk it all up to stress. I thought, worst case scenario, I had mono. Cancer was the last thing I thought of.
Photo by Robert Hood / Fred Hutch