is a 8-year Survivor who is a Levy Lymphomaniac (graduate vaccine
patient). Her time is spent befriending newly diagnosed lymphoma
patients, doing research for them, and public speaking regarding her
experiences as a cancer patient. She credits her remission to Dr. Ron
Levy’s human specific, idiotype, antibody vaccine from 1995, a
supporting family, and her “wicked” sense of humor.
diagnosed with B Cell, Follicular, Large & Small Cleaved,
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Stage III-B in August 1994 at age 46. She
had a significant abdominal mass that had compromised her heart. She
took CVP chemotherapy alternating with Fludarabine for 8 courses. The
original mass was reduced by 80%.
With this goal met, she subsequently joined Dr. Levy’s
vaccine program at Stanford University.
diagnosed by accident when she sustained a serious fall at work and
had a MRI to determine back injury.
She had seen 6 different doctors over a 12-month period of time
at Sansum Medical Clinic in Santa Barbara, CA before the fall because
she experienced night sweats and a low-grade fever; however, those
physicians failed to diagnose her lymphoma. She brought her own
lawsuit against Sansum without an attorney, as no lawyer would take
the case, for Failure to Diagnose Cancer that was settled out
of court to her satisfaction. A condition of that settlement was
mandatory physician education in diagnosing lymphoma and other
lived on a mountain top in Sardinia, Italy with 40 men, worked through
college as a backup singer in Nashville’s country music scene, been
a paralegal, executive secretary for a bank, a flooring store
controller, a general contractor, and a cattle rancher in Texas.
I am most proud to have been the mother of Brett and Laren
Beasley and wife to Larry for 34 years. Nothing prepared me for the
adventure and challenge that having lymphoma brought into our lives
(or maybe it was all basic training for Lymphoma 101). And yes, JAMA
is my real name!” (Journal of the American Medical Association)
Jama and Larry Beasley live in Redding, CA and
will continue to help those patients and their families that cross her