Friday, June 20, 2008

Update on Carly

Just got an update on Carly, who is Rick's 15 year old niece.

Apparently they found out that she has stage 2 Hodgkin's Lymphoma. If there is any kind of cancer you want to get, I guess this is the one. Hodgkin's is the most curable form of cancer with a 93% cure rate if caught in the early stages.

I just read this off Wikipedia. Interesting, since she is 15: Unlike some other lymphomas, whose incidence increases with age, Hodgkin's lymphoma has a bimodal incidence curve; that is, it occurs most frequently in two separate age groups, the first being young adulthood (age 15–35) and the second being in those over 55 years old although these peaks may vary slightly with nationality.

Carly starts Chemotherapy on Monday. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers as you would do with ANY child with this horrible disease. Also keep her family in your thoughts as well, as they are probably going through a terrifying time as well. We wish Carly well and hope she has a speedy recovery.

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