I was just diagnosed a week ago and don't meet with my doctor to discuss next steps until after the new year. He mentioned possibly doing "watch and wait" method and I've read a lot that backs that up, which really surprises me. Why would you wait until things got worse to pursue any type of treatment?
I didn't see it listed as one of the "lymphomas". I was diagnosed February 20, 2019. I had chemo and was told in October that I was in remission.
I had Dlbcl in 2015 treated with RCHOP and in remission since then but have. Intolerance to hot and cold weather and joint pains
June 2019 i was diagnosed with primary cns lymphoma.
This year in march i had an ovary removed. They found diffuse large b cell lymphoma. My oncologist wants to put me on the r-CHOP regimen with stem cell transplant to follow as maintainance therapy.
Jody I'm happy you're at a good cancer center & wish you best of luck k with your treatment
I am not actively taking treatments right now but I just found a decent size lump on the inside of my left elbow. I am finding myself very agitated and little to no patience. That is totally opposite of my normal disposition. I am sooooo tired all the time. I don’t know what is normal because of my extremely stressful job or if this is part of the disease. I have follicular lymphoma.
I didn't know there are lymph nodes in our arms/elbows. The lymph nodes affected with my cancer (NHL) are from my neck all the way down to my groin.
At this point, I’ve decided not to start treatment
I have lost two friends in the last year to other types of cancer
They both went through chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
They continued telling me that the chemotherapy had caused many uncomfortable side effects and weren’t sure whether it was causing more painful issues than it was worth.
They both have passed in the last three months.
They both expressed to me that their quality of life, and getting some extra months, wasn’t really… read more
I have had swollen lymphnodes in my groin for about 15 months, my right armpit for about 4 months, and in my neck which the hema-oncologist discovered about almost 6 weeks ago. Night sweats have been occurring for about 15 months now, however they used to happen randomly here and there (few times a month) they are now every time I fall asleep. I now wake up 2-3 times a night to change because I am drenched and end up shivering for 30-40 min afterwards. I have had terrible joint/body pain for the… read more
My SLL/CLL was discovered through a mammogram which showed my armpit lymph nodes were swollen. Then I was sent for a biopsy which diagnosed the SLL/CLL.
I’ve got a question, I’ve got cancer, so much has changed with me. There are times I feel like someone else has taken over my body. I guess what I’m trying to say is that it’s hard having cancer and it’s not just me going through this. My whole life has changed, I can’t travel very far, it’s hard on me. It’s hard enough having cancer, I don’t even go outside anymore unless going to appointments, letting the dog out. My daughter keeps pushing me to come there and there is colorado. Lived in… read more
Today is yet another good 👍☺️ day. But I'm thinking about depression. And I'm going to answer my own question and look forward to hearing how YOU deal with depression. There's been several times that I suffered severe depression. Having cancer is certainly reason for depression. I was diagnosed years ago with situational depression. I also have PTSD, caused by things that happened in the fifties and seventies. Sometimes psychiatric help is required, or some form of therapy, or medication. Even… read more
I am reading here that a lot of people have been receiving treatment with a lesser stage (I & 2) than I have. (I have Stage 3 *follicular* non-hodgkins lymphoma). I have been on watch and wait since my diagnosis in April 2019. I'm wondering why the oncologist is holding off on any treatment. Why wait until it gets bad? Has anyone gotten treatment while being asymptomatic? If you do have symptoms, at what point did your Dr decide to start treatment?
Hi friends, I recently had a bone marrow biopsy that showed that 37% of my bone marrow is being affected by the marginal zone lymphoma. My doctor has recommended 4 weekly treatments of Rituximab. I am curious to know from any of you who have had treatments with this what your experience has been and what I should expect. My understanding is that some people have allergic reactions to the treatment and that it also affects your immune system, but other than that I don’t know much. Thanks in… read more