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Cancer

02 July 2010

A cancer patient's legacy

It was Annick von Sametzkí's final wish that the book she had spent three years writing during her battle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma be published to give other cancer patients hope.

It was Annick von Sametzkí's final wish that the book she had spent three years writing during her battle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma be published to give other cancer patients hope, guidance and straightforward advice from her own experience.

The first days after a diagnosis are bewildering - dealing with the shock, family panic, and plethora of advice and treatment options available can be completely overwhelming. After a few treatments of chemotherapy and an unfortunate experience with her oncologist she gave up and pursued a range of other options and by then the cancer had progressed. She eventually realised that she had to go back to the conventional way and was in remission for a while and finally lost her long battle in 2009.

 

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