Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Selectman Cynthia Walsh thanked the community for all of its support as she underwent treatment for Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Walsh recently announced she has been given a clean bill of health.
As part of an emotional, heartfelt thank-you to the community for all of its support as she underwent treatment for Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Selectman Cynthia Walsh announced she had been given a "clean bill of health" at the Jan. 29 Stoughton Board of Selectmen's meeting. Walsh said she was first diagnosed on Oct. 24, 2012 and was given the good news on Jan. 2, 2013, going from stage 3 Hodgkin's Lymphoma to being in remission over a period of two months and nine days, she noted. Walsh said she still has to undergo two more sessions of chemotherapy and has to be in remission for at least five years before she would technically be cancer free. According to the Mayo Clinic's website, "in Hodgkin's Lymphoma, cells in the lymphatic system grow …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
At Tuesday's Selectmen's meeting, Selectman Cynthia Walsh announced she has been diagnosed with Hodgin's Lymphoma, a "cancer of the lymphatic system, which is part of your immune system," according to the Mayo Clinic.
Cynthia Walsh announced at Tuesday's Stoughton Board of Selectmen meeting that her recent adornment of scarves is not a fashion statement but rather an attempt to cover an incision from a recent biopsy. "Those close to me know that I have been undergoing tests for the past several weeks and Monday, I got the final news. I have been diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma Disease," she said at the Sept. 26 meeting. Walsh continued, "I assure the public that I will continue to serve in all my capacities as long as I can...just like I have been for 36 years." Walsh has served Stoughton in many roles such as, public school teacher at the Jones School, Stoughton Town Meeting Representative and Cedar Hill Golf Course Committee Member. After having …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Stoughton resident Ellen Kaufman, a cancer survivor, will be taking part in September's Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk, walking for her daughter Erica Ebner, who was recently diagnosed with stage four Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The following is a press release: Ellen Kaufman, 53, of Stoughton, is a cancer survivor who will walk 26.2 miles in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk not only as a cancer survivor, but for the four generations of women within her family who have all battled cancer. “It is such a devastating disease,” says Kaufman. “I have watched it hit my family over and over again.” In the 1960s, Kaufman’s grandmother, Nettie Collier, passed away from leukemia. “They just didn’t have the advances in medicine then that they do now,” says Kaufman. “I barely remember them treating her.” In 1995, her mother, Bernice Kaufman, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She had surgery, but opted out of further treatment and passed away 11 months after being …