Hello, I'm Alex Villa. I was diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma on may 21, 2013.
I went to Central Dupage Hospital after having major stomach pains and vomiting.
The doctors found cancer completely surrounding my intestines and then attempted to remove it surgically.
It created a small perforation in my intestine and I spent the entire summer in the hospital unable to eat.
I have received 8 sessions of chemotherapy, each one lasting a week. I received my last one in November.
I have since finished and will be going in for CT scans and x-rays every 3 months.