Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

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Bio:
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was the wife of the former president John F. Kenendy. During her life, he worked as a Photographer for a New York magazine and ws married to JFK in 1953. She was not very interested in politics, but the nation loved her because she was a young mother and she was fashionable and interesting. She redecorated the White House and loved trying to make it into a place of culture and art. Jacqueline Kennedy was 34 years old when her husband died, and she was horrified but dignified and had self control. In her last years she lived in an apartment in New York with her new husband Mr. Onassis and died of non- hodgkin lymphoma surrounded by her friends and family.
Cancer:
Non- hodgkin lymphoma is the most common cancer in the unites states for both males and females. The older a person is, the higher risk they have of contracting NHL. It usually starts with a change in the white blood cell in a lymphnode. Most scientists think that one of the risk factors is any disease or bacteria that targets the immune system, such as HIV, AIDS,and HLTV. This cancer has aproximately a 31% survival rate. Symptoms of lymphoma are lymph nodes that are larger than normal, fever, and weight loss. If NHL starts in other areas of the body then the lymph nodes, it can cause lumps, rashes, bone pain, cough, or chestpain. This cancer can be either slow growing or fast growing. Some treatments are drug therapy and radiation therapy. If you have non-hodgkin lymphoma, make sure you are going to a doctor who has experience with that type of cancer and make sure that you know what subtype you have because this can make a difference in treatment. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died of non hodgkin lymphoma, but scientist are doing a lot of important research involving this type of cancer, and the survival rate is going up.
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