kdavis11259's Journey with Follicular Lymphoma

Patient: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) > B-Cell Lymphoma > Follicular Lymphoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 7 years ago, Female, Age: 62, Stage IV

  1. 1
    over 7 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    Lymph node biopsy confirmed lymphoma is present. =(

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  2. 2
    over 7 years ago
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    CT scan

    Procedure or Surgery

    First procedure done to diagnose lymphoma.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  3. 3
    over 7 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I have only had one cycle.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  4. 4
    over 7 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    I had a terrible rash from the Allopurinol, a month or so after starting it. It lasted, well, it is still the tail-end of it, about 6 weeks. I never thought I would quit itching.

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  5. 5
    over 4 years ago
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    Other

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I am getting ready to start treatment again after the lymphoma has come back. I will be treated at Cleveland Clinic with Gazyva. I am a little apprehensive because this medication is a newer version of Rituxan which I reacted to before, and was unable to continue. I am afraid that I will react to this also. Knock on wood, and pray!

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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  6. 6
    about 3 years ago
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    Oh No

    I am currently in remission after receiving Gazyva. A CT scan showed no adenopathy in the chest, abdomen and pelvis. HOWEVER, I recently noticed some bumps on my legs that were just not going away. I made an appointment with the dermatologist and he wasn't certain what they were so he took a biopsy. He was thinking that it was lymphoma again, and that is what it is! I am waiting to go and see my oncologist, but I just don't understand how you can be in remission, and then come up with skin lymphoma.

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