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The growth on her neck was small, at first. Fayruz Benyousef was 16 at the time and living in Pennsylvania, and over the course of a summer some 29 years ago, the growth identified as a tumor became much larger quickly.
Diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma, Benyousef was hustled in for major surgery to have lymph nodes and her spleen removed, followed by an aggressive course of radiation for two tumors over 90 days before being declared cancer-free and told she could resume her 11th-grade studies.

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