NancyE's Journey with Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma

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

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 6 years ago, Female, Age: 53

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    • NancyE
    • Experience with Diffuse Large B-Cell Ly...
    over 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    over 5 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

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    over 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Mass General trip for special chemotheraphy treatment - Methatrexate:

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    over 5 years ago
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    Flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, sweats)

    Side Effects

    Scary part about going through chemo is that you don't know how bad it is when you are in the middle of it -- because it is all bad. I had night sweats often and at least 2-3 times did my fever level spike. The docs all say this is very dangerou and you need to report it - go to the ER -- and take care of yourself as some have died when ignoring those signs.

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    Cancer is shrinking

    Celebration

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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    November 4, 2010 was the last week of treatment (RCHOP) at Dr. Mullally's office

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    Decision Point

    More evidence in spleen that could possibly be cancer

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    over 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Spleenectomy at Mass General February 28, 2011

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    over 5 years ago
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    Honorary Chair at my Relay For Life

    Celebration

    Amazing experience every time I share my story.... but being asked by my commuity to be the honorary chair of our Relay was truly heartfelt and an experience I will never forget.

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    Remission

    Celebration

    Spleen tests were negative and blood tests show no signs of cancer - August 2011

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    • NancyE
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    about 5 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    Celebrated my on year "Cancer-versary" - one year cancer free! I spoke at the American Cancer Sociey DetermiNation Pre-Race Dinner before the NYC marathon on 11/8/11. Here is the link to my talk! Enjoy! http://youtu.be/MnhLKcffy0s

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