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Sarah Stadler (right) was diagnosed with stage II Hodgkins lymphoma in September. Stadler is Sally Gogerty's (left) second daughter to be diagnosed with a form of cancer. Photo by Jackie Grumish

New cancer scare strengthens family

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Patrick and Sally Gogerty lost a daughter to leukemia in 1994. Now, 14 years later, their other daughter has been diagnosed with stage II Hodgkins lymphoma.

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Fortunately, Stadler's odds are better than her sister's were.

"I do feel very fortunate in that aspect," said Sarah Stadler, 29. "The doctor told me if you had to pick a cancer, this is the one you'd pick."

That's because 90 percent of patients diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma make a full recovery.

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Jackie Grumish
Jackie Grumish has been a reporter with the New Richmond News since 2008. She holds degrees in journalism and fine art from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. Before coming to New Richmond, Jackie worked as the city government reporter at a daily newspaper in Aberdeen, S.D. 
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