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Brandy Vargas – A Portrait of a ‘Survivor’

Brandy Vargas - A Portrait of a 'Survivor'

Brandy Vargas
Age: 39
Diagnosis: January 2006, Nodular Sclerosis Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
2A. Confirmed remission August 2006. Relapse symptoms April 2007, confirmed relapse July 2007
Treatment: ABVD Chemo x 6, Rads to chest/neck August 2006. August 2007 – ICE+Velcade x 3 (clinical trial), BEAM + Auto-SCT (MDA) October 2007. Complete Remission since September [...]


Alma Nelly – ‘Survivor’

Alma Nelly - 'Survivor'

Alma Nelly
33 years old
Osteosarcoma & Germ Cell Ovarian Cancer
Treatment: 6 rounds of chemotherapy, surgery to remove ovarian masses, and amputation of the right lower leg.
I am 14 years post treatment and will celebrate my 15th “cancerversary” this October.
For fun I like to spend hours out on the running trails in and around Houston. When [...]