Christen’s Story – the Nebraska Medical Center


 

Christen’s Story – The Nebraska Medical Center – Omaha, Neb – Christen Nino De Guzman knew she was sick. The 21-year-old student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln was sleeping all day and missing class because she felt so tired. She assumed she had the flu. “I went to a hospital in Lincoln and they told me I was anemic,” said Nino De Guzman. “But in the next few weeks, I developed horrible night sweats — my sheets and clothes would just be soaked.” She soon ended up in an emergency room and was given antibiotics for bronchitis. Unfortunately, she continued to get sicker. “I finished school for the summer and was back home in Omaha,” she said. “My mom took me to a hospital here and they discovered I had tumors throughout my abdomen. But after two weeks of testing, they still didn’t have a definitive diagnosis. Meanwhile, my stomach was blowing up like I was seven months pregnant. Doctors thought it was from all the fluids I was getting, but in reality it was the tumors tripling in size.” That’s when her mom had Christen transferred to The Nebraska Medical Center. “Immediately, there was a team of doctors around my bed trying to figure out what was wrong,” said Nino De Guzman. “Within a day or two, they told me I had a type of non-Hodgkins lymphoma called Burkitt’s lymphoma. I remember one of the ER doctors telling me they thought it was stage four, but he said ‘I think we can cure this.’ I would cling to those words for the next four months.” “The kind of lymphoma Christen had accounts for only 1% of adult lymphomas

 

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