What cancer were you diagnosed with?

Hodgkin's lymphoma

What age were you diagnosed?


What has helped you to thrive?

The things that have helped me through the most have been seeing a therapist to help my mental health & to work on how this journey has made me as a person. I set myself goals each week so I’m making the most of every day and using my time wisely. Also, through reaching out and Finding support & meeting others who are in the same boat. It made me feel less alone!  Most importantly my family & team who are just incredible & listened when I needed that time to vent, cry & smile.

Megan's Story

Having previously had an ultrasound scan in 2017, I was told my first lump was benign. At the beginning of 2019, I had five more lumps in my neck & constant itchy skin, so I was referred to have a biopsy which showed I had Hodgkin’s lymphoma. 

I underwent a procedure to insert a PICC line which saves you from having certain side effects. It was the best thing I had along the way! I then had ABVD chemotherapy for 6 months which was hard, but doable. I was admitted with neutropenic sepsis but the hospital team made sure this was dealt with ASAP! 

My team were so supportive in Bud Flanagan outpatients at the Royal Marsden, Surrey. I was so lucky to have that support from them and my family. I braved the shave after cycle 1 due to my hair falling out, where I raised over £2,000 for Cancer Research. I want to continue to help others going through the same ordeal in future. 

I am now in remission and appreciate every single day and I want to continue to help others who are facing their cancer journeys.