SurvivorAZ's Journey:

Survivor: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)

Patient Info: Diagnosed: over 32 years ago, Male, Age: 77, Stage IV

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    • Experience with Non-Hodgkin Lymphom...
    over 7 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Since my cancer was an aggressive form, it required an equally aggressive chemotherapy. The protocol was PROMACE/CYTABOM which consisted of 8 chemo drugs and 3 antinausea drugs administered over a 2 week period. I lost all my hair and was tired but I did not lose my appetite nor did i get nauseous.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    over 7 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    After my chemotherapy, I received radiation to my spine as a precaution to make sure there were no cancer cells in the crevasses left by the fractures to the 7th and 8th thoracic vertebrae. I received 12 radiation treatments which made me extremely tired but like the chemo, i did not get sick from it.

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    The radiation made me extremely tired.

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    • Experience with Non-Hodgkin Lymphom...
    over 7 years ago
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    Blood sugar, high (diabetes)

    Side Effects

    I became an insulin dependent diabetic as a result of the cancer and I believe some of the chemo drugs I received.

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