patricia6's Journey with Splenic Marginal Zone B-Cell Lymphoma

Survivor: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) > B-Cell Lymphoma > Marginal Zone B-Cell Lymphomas > Splenic Marginal Zone B-Cell Lymphoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 10 years ago, Female, Age: 53, Stage IV

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    • Experience with Splenic Marginal Zon...
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    i was diagnosed with Splenc Marginal Zone Lymphoma in November of 2007.

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    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    My spleen was 5 times bigger than it should have been when I went into the Dana Farber. I was administered 6 rounds of chemotherapy.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    My veins are very hard to find and when they did find one they kept collapsing. I ended up having to get a port in to be able to administer my chemotherapy drugs.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    In July of 2008 (2 days after my birthday) I was scheduled to have my spleen taken out.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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