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I am Nicole, a four-time survivor of Leukemia. I was first diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) on October 26, 2010.  I participated in a two and one-half year clinical trial at Stanford University Medical Center.  The treatment regimen was extremely aggressive to say the least.  After three months of hospitalization and daily treatments (8-12 hours/day, 7 days/week) lasting over six months, I suffered from nearly every side-effect from chemotherapy.  In spite of all the complications and years of intense treatment, I achieved complete remission in 2012. I have had two bi-lateral knee surgeries (2013 & 2014) to repair Avascular Necrosis (bone death) in both knees - a major, debilitating side effect of steroids given during treatment. In April 2014 my leukemia came back. I was treated, once again, at Stanford University. I achieved remission in October but still had treatment going into 2015. In April 2015 I relapsed again. This time, I had Isolated leukemia in both eyes and active leukemia in the central nervous system (CNS). After surgery, radiation, and chemo, I relapsed for a fourth time in August 2015. As of January 2016, I am currently in remission, but have a 99% chance of the leukemia returning for a fifth round. While I wait for relapse number five, I try to stay as active as possible when feeling well. I am a tax accountant; however, the majority of my time is spent volunteering.

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February 12, 2016

Suisun City, California 94585

November 27, 1982

Cancer Info

Refractory ALL

October 26, 2010

Raise awareness for alternative cancer treatments, acquire funds for new cancer research

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The recovery process; mind over matter

Cancer does not discriminate

Keep-up the good work! Join or start a team.

Adult Pediatric Study, Stanford University Medical Center, October 2010 - Dec 2013; Immunotherapy (antibody & chemo), Inotuzimab trial (phase III), Stanford University Medical Center, April 2014 - Aug 2014; CAR T-Cell Study (phase II), University of Pennsylvania, Abraham Cancer Center, Sep 2014

Motivational and inspirational quotes, owls.

Stanford Cancer Center, UPenn

Inotuzumab, summer 2014, mild hair loss, early menopause, flu-like effects

NATIONAL partner with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Founder of The Fight For Cures Foundation. Give speeches at events, participate in LLS Light the Night (Napa, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, Kansas City, MO). Sponsored by European Wax Center.

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