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Julia Reichert began work on a film about children with cancer after her daughter’s treatment for lymphoma. Eight years later, while her film A Lion in the House was premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, Reichert faced her own cancer diagnosis.

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By Kevin Begos

Families Facing Cancer

When it comes to cancer's impact, it's a family affair

By Kevin Begos

Filmmaker Julia Reichert has a complex understanding of how cancer can impact a family. The mother of a teenager treated for Hodgkin lymphoma, Reichert spent nearly a decade following five other families as they dealt with pediatric cancer for her documentary A Lion in the House. Just as she finished the film, Reichert received her own diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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