Aug 27, 2013|
Jen was diagnosed in June 2011 at the age of 19 with Hodgkin lymphoma. Her treatment included chemotherapy followed by radiation. In October of 2011, Jen finished treatment, and post-treatment scans showed no cancer. One-year post treatment scans suggested a possible relapse. She was diagnosed again with Hodgkin lymphoma at the age of 21. Jen reflects on the 100 days she spent in isolation and her love of London England. Dr Steven Margossian joins to discuss pediatric transplants and stem cell treatments.
Listen to some of the highlights from Day 2 of the 12th annual Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon. Thank you for your support
Mikey and Joe talk with Lisa Scherber, the Director of Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center and VP/GM of WEEI Jeff Brown. Lisa and Jeff worked together to make this year's Jimmy Fund Telethon a rousing success. The final number raised surpassed last years total. Lisa speaks to her interactions with the children and the amazing feeling the entire event brings.
Mikey and Joe talk with Dr. Andrew Place, Pediatric Oncologist and Associate Director of Developmental Therapeutics at Dana-Farber, about the success of the program, and their aspirations to continually improve. Dr. Place talks about the challenges that he and his colleagues face regarding the treatment of adults and children with blood and other types of cancer.
Former Red Sox and Current Baltimore Oriole General Manager Dan Duquette talks with Mikey and Joe about his efforts and contributions to the Jimmy Fund telethon and his experiences during his tenure in Boston.
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It's a good morning. Oxygen fox. And Dario -- it I thank you for coming and tell us a little bit about yourself and about your story not well when I was nineteen. I -- was diagnosed with hodgkin's lymphoma. Staged TV and I had. Three months. Chemotherapy and then I had. About a month of radiation. On the and is very here I was OK -- and then when I was twenty years old. I was having man when your off treatment -- and they found us and I had a biopsy and it is positive. And Don when I was when he grabbed image Weaver's very -- found out and then I had a chance. Itself and -- I'm OK almost six months offers treatment and giving up. -- a stem cell transplant and I had an at holiday stem cell transplant so I name. Basically. Took stem cells for myself. And had them put -- me. Well my doctor to -- yeah I'd like humanity and -- -- I don't. -- had and chemotherapy to get mean it can't afraid and then we I was in the hospital for about. Three weeks and that was my -- a transplant and then as an isolation for a hundred days. -- are so isolation for a hundred days yeah that must have been must've been difficult pretty tough when you're trying on. Yeah he could do anything you're just. Not really I was glad to be indoors and other people. Because an infection but. Gallic I couldn't eat anything -- I couldn't hide and eat fruits -- vegetables from other countries. Elisa wasn't finding just. Also here with us today is doctor Steve Margot Sheehan who joined us and and what -- she says stem cell transplant is how involved were you in her direct case. I was. Very involved in her current case -- actually first -- general interest first diagnosed I was one of the doctors that help diagnosed mr. Hutchinson and speaker -- -- treatment. And then when she relapsed -- -- -- do moment transplant. So if you relapse this treatment. For patients relapse of hodgkin's disease involves. Usually in an apologist as I'd like him. So. She sort of glossed over a few things there was. As she tends to be there's a little bit of timing issues trying to collect ourselves. Where we had a giver to couple tries. We also had to work and a few trips to England I think -- at least one trip to England in the middle of all that so we've we tried not to impact on her life to -- -- But the idea is that you you collect and harvest cells as she's recovering from sort of standard chemotherapy. And you freeze those away. -- And then you give her higher doses of chemotherapy to try to destroy any remaining -- tells -- may be there and then giver her cells back to serve -- receive the garden. After the chemotherapy. And where she's getting her own cells backer restrictions are roughly about a hundred days' worth of -- can someone else's cells back there on the order of months. You know six months nine months we hear you and and even with those hundred days to agenda pushed the envelope like very few patients I've had as far as what she couldn't couldn't do. So that stem cell illustrious list of the complications. And side effects. There are publications. You know I'd say even further patients who get their own stem cells back there's probably about five to 10%. Mortality rate just going through the transplant process itself. We take it very seriously you know on the pediatric side you're impatient at Children's Hospital on the adult side they're impatient at the Brigham and we monitor them closely everything that goes in everything that comes out. Every fear that they have. Because you know we are. -- hitting them pretty hard with chemotherapy and it's pretty intense. So you believe you have the treatments you feel like you're healthy getting better you go back in and they find it again. Is there about why -- moment like I thought I had this -- why why don't let the fight this again. Yeah -- Their heads but. I've been a lot of trips Madonna girls week and come at least -- -- where she organizes everything in -- and and I've done before I had then re diagnosed iodine a Red Sox -- Red Sox trips including a spring training trip and -- girls and and I had met so many girls that had been through the exact same situation as me and some of them where even older than me -- my age. On and I had. Resource is to say like what is this can eat like what shakes back and I had. So many people on my phone that I could literally just dialing numbers and say like. What's gonna happen what is this gonna feel like and not support system and it should never ever be underestimated. It Liz. I don't know -- -- if I didn't have those people to talk to you and those resources and I mean obviously my doctor is incredible but he's never -- -- stem cell transplant so. It's difficult to be able to say like how this is going to feel or -- How hopeless they're gonna feel at times are upset and I mean. How did not support system the other. People that have been through that really pulled me through and they said like this is going to eat the hardest thing you'll ever do it but it's going to be where's that when you make it to the other. Do we try to explain to people how amazing release this year Virginia and our. -- and you probably don't do them justice I can't do them justice. They obviously have -- an awful lot to you. I may I can't even and it. Begin selling to explain how important I think that those who when I when it I mean the first time and I chemotherapy was outpatient. Inside the in the Jimmy Fund clinic receiving treatment. And Johnny come in every single day -- and hanging me is there anything I can do for you know and that in itself was just somebody being there and caring and I mean I need so many. He Burma say at -- candle holders and paintings and all conferences stock and that's like. Just somebody really caring and finding stuff for -- to do an entertaining me and sending -- Red Sox games when I wasn't our new champion at. That was just -- -- and and -- Put me in situations where I could meet other people that are going through the same thing -- my aides and that is just I can't even explain how important that is it's so great and it's they genuinely care. And I mean I just you can never never ever underestimate what made him their job isn't really very important. And I mean. I had people to talk to you and I think that that's. Just made things so much easier and I'm here today and I mean. That's the most important are they -- You -- places to go you went to England yeah some of this. I went to England. Right after I was diagnosed before treatment started his with hodgkin's lymphoma. Sometimes you can lead a little bit and it's okayed -- -- a small pause in between treatments. And I decided to do that and then I went again after anesthetic and it was a really great experience to -- in Austin I was here I was so sick and I had no idea where I was gonna be now. And when I have is dying and I was there it's my favorite place. And when I was there and I was able to stay like wow I need I'm okay. And I feel like you're going back until there's a plan to go back at some point eight GAAP one -- short term more storage and goals is to be able to study bride and obviously can't you got talent -- miles for quite a bit. What you study on -- urgent talks yeah I think it's a little I got my. Major has been biology and I'm definitely considering doing something and every six fielder possibly medical field. Not totally -- by. It's a little frustrating and had two extra cost him many times but I don't know what is it about England what what what is it in England that you love. So -- I don't know and I love Edmonton I am I just really love it. And I mean like I go low and I go. So let me it's an invention and. Doc in terms of the other stem cell research in terms of the advancement tired doctor Riordan say today. That word an all time low in terms of research dollars would you agree in terms of we collect more than ever need to be getting research dollars to make those next advancements. Definitely I mean a lot of the treatments they were doing even from hodgkin's is successfully defend we haven't made. Major advances. An intense manhunt enters studies looking it has an -- and Ferrer. -- these Dana Farber -- a bit there's there's money for a lot of things but sort of the bread and butter sometimes. Treatments. There's just not funny for and it's it's not cheap you know that's the problem is in order to do these studies and do them right it does take a lot of funding and a lot of resources. Well and you -- that research because it it helps a lot of people including. Future doctor John Fox actually joining us here Chad thanks much for sharing your story though -- doctor Margo L thank you so much for dogs and popular.
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John talks to Rob and gets his thoughts on the Yankees signing Jacoby Ellsbury, the Red Sox signing AJ Pierzynski, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia signing with Miami.
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