Gerri's Journey with B-Cell Lymphoma

Survivor: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) > B-Cell Lymphoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 20 years ago, Female, Age: 29

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    • Gerri
    • Experience with B-Cell Lymphoma
    almost 6 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    I was diagnosed with Mature B-Cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in my right hip which metastasized to my left shoulder.

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    • Gerri
    • Experience with B-Cell Lymphoma
    almost 6 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Gerri
    • Experience with B-Cell Lymphoma
    almost 6 years ago
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    Clinical Trial

    Because of the rare type of lymphoma I was diagnosed in I was put into a clinical trial of chemotherapy treatment. The clinical trial mainly consisted of the different combination of chemotherapy along with the dosages.

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    • Gerri
    • Experience with B-Cell Lymphoma
    almost 6 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    My hair was the first major side affect. Being 10 years old it wasn't easy to deal with. Looking back now it didn't matter but being a 10 year old girl and bald was a big deal to me at the time.

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    • Gerri
    • Experience with B-Cell Lymphoma
    almost 6 years ago
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    Mouth sores

    Side Effects

    The mouth sores were some of the worst side effects. They covered the inside of my mouth and down into my throat. I was unable to speak or swallow without pain so I was given nutrients through the IV because I could not bring myself to eat or drink anything because of the pain. Luckily they did not frequent throughout the whole treatment but just here and there

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    • Gerri
    • Experience with B-Cell Lymphoma
    almost 6 years ago
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    Mood changes

    Side Effects

    Because of the Prednisone I had random mood swings and craved foods that were high in salt. I gained a lot of weight throughout my treatment and had a tough time over the years to lose it all which I finally did many years later.

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    • Gerri
    • Experience with B-Cell Lymphoma
    almost 6 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Gerri
    • Experience with B-Cell Lymphoma
    almost 6 years ago
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    Nausea/Vomiting

    Side Effects

    There were many foods, even sometimes smells, that I could not even permit near me because they would make me so violently ill. Luckily the hospital was always ready to be able to give me something for my stomach like Zantac which would work wonders.

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    • Gerri
    • Experience with B-Cell Lymphoma
    almost 6 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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    • Gerri
    • Experience with B-Cell Lymphoma
    almost 6 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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