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My 21 yo daughter was diagnosed with cHL stage 3/4 in Oct 23. She was prescribed 6 cycles ( day 1 - 50 mg and day 15- 100 mg) of A- AVD protocol. After cycle 2, her PET CT scan showed No evidence of disease
Due to side effects Brentuximab was paused in cycle 4..It has been resumed in cycle 5&6 with a reduced dosage (50 ml each on day 1& day 15). Her chemo sessions were supposed to end on May 10 but the oncologist says that the 2 doses she missed in cycle 4 needs to be given as maintenance… read more

posted April 1
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A MyLymphomaTeam Member

JoytNair,
Hi! I have/had DLBCL and had treatments of RCHOP chemo. I didn't have to have maintenance however, I too was tired and didn't want the last two treatments out of a 6 cycle treatment plan. But I am so glad I finished my plan and did all six. I'm glad I did exactly what the Dr's recommend. Especially since the fear of relapse is always on my mind. Good luck on your decision. Kelly

posted April 2
A MyLymphomaTeam Member

Thank you

posted April 1
A MyLymphomaTeam Member

The maintenance dose is insurance that the treatment will be successful. Treatment can be very depressing, tiresome and difficult.
It’s personal for each of us. The treatment is set up in # of cycles by the stage/ grade of cancer. To be successful in eliminating those cancer cells. Chemo isn’t easy. The treatment is a choice. Perhaps speak to the oncologist and ask them to explain why. This might help. As a cancer patient myself/ now in CR mode (complete recovery) I want to thank you for being there for your daughter. I know it is difficult. I’ve been on both sides of this I know it is hard.
xx. You/your daughter will be in my 🙏🏻😇

posted April 1 (edited)
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