It was August — that heady back-to-school feeling in the air — and Katie DeMasi had it all planned: She'd just finished her nursing degree and already had a job lined up at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. DeMasi had her scrubs picked out, and she spent a long and exciting day apartment hunting. Then, the next day, she was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, a rare cancer of the lymphatic system. "I was ready to start my life and then this kind of put everything on hold,"...


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