• Retuxin Maintenance

    Asked by mbeth on Monday, January 27, 2014

    Retuxin Maintenance

    Is Retuxin Maintenance a temporary or ongoing treatment? I know that the sleeper cells must be kept at bay. Right now, Hal will get maintenance every two months.

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    • kiki95632's Avatar
      kiki95632

      I was on Rituxan maintenance for a year after RCHOP. I stayed in remission for about a year after. Then I noticed enlarged lymph nodes and started chemo again. My oncologist said that maintenance is great but you don't want to build a resistance to the drug. Good luck

      over 7 years ago
    • Schlegel's Avatar
      Schlegel

      On my second recurrence, I refused Bendamustine after two treatments. I then got Rituxan once a week for four weeks and then quarterly for two years ending in July 2012. I am now in remission for 46 months, my longest remission.

      over 7 years ago
    • Ellie59's Avatar
      Ellie59

      I had a stem cell transplant with Rituxan maintenance for a year. Just a clean two year scan. At two years. It can be ongoing but it's a biological not chem so usually no side effects

      over 7 years ago
    • JudyDowell's Avatar
      JudyDowell

      Rituxan caused my hair to become brittle and thin. I always had thick long hair. I had six months of rituxan and got back into remission. I'm back to using sodium dichloroacetate, also an alkalating substance but no side effects! It causes cancer cells to die a natural cell death so your body can fight a fair fight! It's like the Calvert for your natural killer cells! Read about the cancers it cures and the human trials with dichloroacetate (NaDCA) at www.thedcasite.com.

      over 7 years ago

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