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?
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 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
I've been on watch and see approach for 9 months.3a follicular lymphoma. I go to a new oncologiston Aug 19. Still no symptoms. I feel good right now. Should i wait to get treatments until i have symptoms
I don't know what is the matter with me. I am still fatigued. Sunday I was up and about, happy, etc. Monday I spent the entire day in bed....so fatigued. Informed my oncologist. He told me it has nothing to do with my chemotherapy because my last dose was 8 months ago. Said that my labs look great, etc.
Can someone please tell me if I am imaging this? I love to work and be active.
After chemo, I had two sessions of Rituxan before my doctor stopped that treatment due to extreamly low white blood cell counts. I had one infusion of Immune globulin before contracting Covid. Even though I'm on Paxlovid (anti-viral), I'm uncertain what to expect in recovery since my immune system is so compromised. I'm sure other Lymphoma patients have contracted Covid and want to know what to expect in recovery with a compromised immune system.
How long after treatment did patients see positive results like having more energy less fatigue less b symptoms like sweats it been a month since my wife completed here front line treatment of Rituxinab 1 a week for a month
GM everyone! I have been treating with Rituxan on and off for 5 yrs now, (along with bendamustine). I just finished a treatment for 2 yrs of Rituxan only - every other month. My eyes are always red and angry looking. I cannot find comfort. I am seeing an ophthalmic doctor who specializes in the outer part of the eye, as well as one who specializes with the back of the eye. He has me on Restasis for dry eye along with other drops including a prescription allergy drop. Nothing seems to… read more
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.
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