I was diagnosed with Follicular Non Hudgkin's Lymphoma last year in November. Had 4 Month Chemo with Bendeka. Now in remission, and was recommended to do a 2 year maintenance treatment with [[treatment:Rituxan Hycela:5c648bd265df61506ecba9a7]]. Anybody else has the same treatment? Is it standard to do it after chemo? What are the long term side effects? I feel fine, but still worry about this
Anybody completed the 2 year? Was any recurrence of the cancer shortly after finishing treatment.… read more
My Dr who is the head of Hemotology at Georgetown University Hospital did not recommend Rituxan after as he said there was no evidence that it helped. So I didn’t take anything and so far so good. 1 & 1/2 years and counting.
My husband is starting the maintenance with the Rituxan next week. He has had 6 months of chemo (Bendeka) with the Rituxan. He is stable but not in remission. His oncologist said the 2 years of maintenance would put off any reoccurrence an extra 2 to 4 years. He said it is consensus opinion for those over 70. My husband is 73 will be 74 in Feb, He has Stage 4 Type 3/3a Indolent Follicular NHL. If any of this information helps.
I have been on maintenance therapy with Rituxan for several years. It is a great drug with good benefits.
I’m on Gazyva and Bendamustine for 6 months, then transition to monthly Gazyva maintenance for 2 yrs, as immunotherapy remission maintenance. For stage 3 Follicular B cell Lymphoma. The data is very good for maintenance, with improved 5 yr PFS (progression free survival)
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