Uncategorized | 12:24 am | December 23, 2010 | By Alison Griswold

Schwartz’s ’11 cancer returns

Mandi Schwartz ’11, the women’s hockey player who has battled leukemia for two years, learned last week that her cancer had returned again.

“It’s like we’ve just hit a brick wall at one hundred miles an hour and we’re exhausted down here,” Schwartz’s family wrote in an update sent to Yale Athletics after receiving the results of the bone marrow biopsy, the test that indicated Schwartz’s cancer had returned.

Schwartz has battled acute myeloid leukemia since December 2008. She underwent a potentially life-saving transplant on Sept. 22 at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and had been waiting and recovering from the procedure in Seattle since.

Since learning of her relapse, Schwartz has reentered chemotherapy at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. Schwartz and her family still plan to return to Saskatchewan at the end of December, and she will continue treatment in Regina.

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