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Ending My Twenties With Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

My twenties will be book-ended by illness.

Erica Schecter

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Writer and editor in New York. In 2016, at the age of 29, I underwent treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma. ericajschecter.com

Ending My Twenties With Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

My twenties will be book-ended by illness. At 20, I was diagnosed with the incurable GI disease ulcerative colitis. The next decade brought trauma, adventure, and growth. At 29, I’m battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and wondering whether illness can make me stronger — again.

Erica Schecter

Written by

Writer and editor in New York. In 2016, at the age of 29, I underwent treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma. ericajschecter.com

Ending My Twenties With Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

My twenties will be book-ended by illness. At 20, I was diagnosed with the incurable GI disease ulcerative colitis. The next decade brought trauma, adventure, and growth. At 29, I’m battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and wondering whether illness can make me stronger — again.

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