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Today it was confirmed that my mother has an intermediate non-hodgkins lymphoma. I have been blessed. I have never known anyone with cancer personally. I have yet to research and begin to understand what she will have to endure (the doctor wanted to spout statistics, but I only have one mom and she is not a percentage).

Last week I was angry. The speculation was that it was cancer, but this was not confirmed until today. During the appointment I felt sad. Mom handled it really well. It was then that I realized that it is all about how she feels. She is upbeat, and so will I be. I would like to do things that let her know I still care.

I will go back and read all of the posts on this board, but would appreciate insights on what I need to do to help my mom through this tough time. She starts chemotherapy by the end of the week, but as of today does not know what her exact treatment will be.

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