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Published April 15, 2010, 02:36 PM

Bison basketball player talks about dealing with Hodgkin’s disease

Fargo, ND (WDAY Sports) - You hear all the time in the world of sports about teams trying to overcome obstacles and challenges.

By: Dom Izzo, WDAY

Bison freshman basketball player Hannah Linz is dealing with a real challenge, Hodgkin’s disease.

Today linz spoke for the first time after being diagnosed last week with the disease. She said she knows what she's facing but didn't let it scare her.

“I guess I never thought about cancer and that it kills people. I never thought I would die, find someway I make it thru it or beat it.”

“The picture from the CT scan, you wouldn't believe any hardly lung left that she was using and doing all those workouts, said you'd be amazed at what she's been doing and it says a lot about Hannah.”

Linz is scheduled to undergo two chemotherapy treatments a month for the next six; she said today she plans on playing next season.