• It has been two yrs since I finished with chemo ( r-chop. I am curious as to what may cause Diffuse Larg B cell Lymphoma.

    Asked by lexie on Saturday, September 15, 2012

    It has been two yrs since I finished with chemo ( r-chop. I am curious as to what may cause Diffuse Larg B cell Lymphoma.

    I have another question as to diet after having had Diffuse Large B Cell lymphoma. I have read & been told it may be caused from pestisides so I try to eat mainly organic fruits & veggies.

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    • nobrand's Avatar

      Of course, I am curious to know this as well. I'm not sure if you're going to find a 100% definitive answer to this as there is a lot of speculation.. It could be genetic, caused by immune deficiency, or who-knows-what. I've heard many theories from friends and family as to my diagnosis.. lots of people think it's because of my travels in Asia. I just have no idea, as I'm sure many times in life I have been exposed to cancer causing agents. Often, the Cancer Society has a pretty level answer that avoids a bunch of speculation-- check out the link below:


      over 9 years ago
    • ScrapbookerKay's Avatar

      My dr said there is no definitive answer. They suspect chemicals, but don't know why it affects some and not others. I was told by another survivor that they even did a study to see if it had any thing to do with wind and rain. I don't think anyone knows for sure. Just luck of the draw.

      over 9 years ago
    • geekling's Avatar

      Chemical aside, I believe cancer is a fungus and a by product of mold exposure of any of a variety of sorts. mold's sole earthly purpose is to return biological material to the dust from whence it came. There is a type of mold which grows in insects, very much like cancer grows, until it overwhelms the insect host. That is called 'cordyceps'. Too many of the pesticides have their origin in WW I biological warfare where, although a pact was made to not use those particular things in war, they were moved over to food as pesticides.

      I believe it goes beyond organic. I believe you really must try to purchase your veggies, fresh, from a nearby gardener/farmer or grow your own. The large conglomerates which have taken over organic companies, have written and rewritten their own special rules regarding organic. Just MHO.

      Keep yourself well. Best healthy wishes.

      over 9 years ago
    • HeidiJo's Avatar

      The only thing my Dr. from Dana Farber said, is they are pretty certain Lymphoma is environmental since it is rising in numbers. They are just not sure of what is causing it yet

      over 9 years ago
    • debbie1951's Avatar

      My oncologist told me that the causes of DLBCL are unknown. Like other cancers, it is not infectious and cannot be passed on to other people.

      over 9 years ago

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