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Transparency with Diana B: Battling Lymphoma in the Midst of a Pandemic

Medical doctors did not take advisor Douglas Duerr’s health warnings seriously. But it’s a good thing he did.


Douglas Duerr was having medical issues for three years, including various skin problems and swollen lymph nodes. During that time, he was misdiagnosed and blown off by doctors, many of whom said he was a perfectly healthy man. His blood work kept coming back normal. But Doug knew his body, and it was telling him something was wrong.

After a long time searching for answers, Doug was finally diagnosed with lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system, last February, just before COVID sent the U.S. into lockdown.

In this episode, Diana Britton, managing editor at, chats with Douglas Duerr, founder of Duerr Financial Group in Montville, N.J., who shares the details of his recent battle with lymphoma, including how the illness has affected his life and business practice. Thankfully, he’s currently in remission.


Doug Duerr

You will learn:

  • The events that led up to Doug’s lymphoma diagnosis;
  • The emotional and physical toll the treatment had on him;
  • How the COVID-19 pandemic impacted him—in good and bad ways;
  • How his faith helped him get through this rough period;
  • How Doug kept his practice going during this time;
  • And more.

Listen now to hear how Douglas’ persistence––and refusal to ignore minor health warnings––saved his life.

If you have a struggle and wish to share your experiences and help others in similar situations, please reach out to Diana at [email protected].

The Transparency with Diana B. podcast is available on Apple PodcastsAndroidStitcher, Spotify and wherever podcasts are found. 

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