National Lymphoma Awareness Month is commemorated each September to help raise public attention for this type of blood cancer. Lymphoma is not a single cancer but a group of many related cancers. In fact, there are nearly 30 different types of lymphoma. They are grouped under two categories: Hodgkin Disease and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. These two broad groups may be similar in their symptoms and the tests that are required, but they behave differently when they affect a person.
While other cancers have shown a decline, Lymphoma is on the rise -- according to the American Cancer Society, it is estimated that there will be 65,980 new cases of Lymphoma in the United States this year. But with early diagnosis it is often a very treatable cancer with good prognosis.
On Tuesday, September 27th at 7:00 PM Pacific Time KSPS-TV (7.1) will present the one-hour documentary “Not As I Pictured: A Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographer’s Journey Through Lymphoma.” The documentary follows John Kaplan ‘s experiences as he deals with life afflicted with lymphoma. John is a Pulitzer Prize photographer who once worked for the Spokesman-Review. This Sunday, the S-R will feature a story about John and the documentary.
Although the topic is serious, NOT AS I PICTURED is upbeat, very positive, and ends with John’s remission and return to health.
The documentary is scheduled for a repeat on Sunday, October 2nd at 1:00 PM on KSPS.