Young woman with rare lymphoma



Hi, my name is Paula and I am 31 years old.  I was diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkins Lymphoma in November of 2013.  I completed 12 treatments of abvd chemo in May 2014, only to find out, two weeks later that there were large masses in my chest.  I was devastated.  My Oncologist said that in his 23 year career, he'd never seen this before so he referred me to MD Anderson Cancer Centers.  When I got to MDA, it took about a month to finally get a diagnosis.  I have what is known as "Grey Zone Lymphoma".  It occurs in less than 300 per year in the US.  What it mean is that I, not only have Classical Hogdkins that does not react to standard chemo, I also have Diffuse Large B Cell Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.   My plan for treatment is aggressive chemo followed by a stem cell transplant, which I will temporarily have to move to Houston for.  Your donations will help pay for travel and lodging expenses and medical bills.  Anything you can spare is greatly needed.  I thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your kindness and support.

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Paula Pilkenton 
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