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Managing Your Emotions After a HL Diagnosis

“I was more affected more mentally than physically,” says Bryan who was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) when he was 25. He explains how he felt after the initial shock of his diagnosis wore off and how he managed his mental and emotional health.

Ask your doctor about recommended treatment options for HL, including important information about safety and side effects, and download a guide for Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Hodgkin lymphoma here.

The stories featured on this page reflect each patient's own unique experience with HL. Information shared in these videos is not intended to replace discussions with your doctor.

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Bryan W.

Diagnosed at 25

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When Bryan was first diagnosed, he was in graduate school and working full time. He admits that he initially underestimated the seriousness of his diagnosis, especially the impact on his mental health, but his support system was there to help him prepare for treatment.

TOP QUESTIONS HE ASKED HIS DOCTOR

  1. How do I motivate myself to keep going and finish treatment?
  2. What can I do to help myself get through the tough days?
  3. How do I stay positive when I’m not feeling well?

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