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    barbara815 asked a questionNon-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)

    when and how will you know if it comes back

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      lynndelee

      Thanks to the two comments above. Sometimes I need to be reminded of the positives . Today is a blessing.

      about 7 years ago
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      Schlegel

      Sometimes you feel a lump. sometimes you become more tired than usual. There are various ways. I would caution you - not every symptom you have is cancer; sometimes it is just a cold or upset stomach. We do have a tendency to think that every symptom is the cancer coming back.

      about 7 years ago
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      barryboomer

      I agree with the above. ALSO JUST try and make yourself as HEALTHY as you can to give your body a fighting chance.
      Barry

      about 7 years ago
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    Thank you Wawa it will be 5 years this July go for CT scan on thurs to make sure it still gone

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      Wawa

      That is great news, recently well since Jan 2014 Ive been having B symptoms and all my cancer doctor tells me seen your nut Doc, lol she isn't the one who treated me Thank God, she replaced my first cancer doc because she is running a cancer center in FL. now. Anyways my PCP is checking it out by doing a Pet/Ct because he sees the difference in me not sure what that means and told me I needed a new cancer Doc if I want to live a long time shes also a brand new Doctor of 11/2yrs. I now haveapea size thing on my leg that shouldn't be there, so I'll know something in the next 30days. Im on FB too if you want to friend me Barbara815, I like the number by your name too its my hubby my son and my birthdays
      lol Have a great day make that week GF

      about 7 years ago
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    barbara815 asked a questionNon-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)

    can it come back if so when

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      barryboomer

      It NEVER really goes away. It's just not detectable at the moment.
      I know I sound like a broken record BUT TRY and make yourself Really Healthy.
      Read everything you can on cancer and foods etc.
      I have some ideas at my profile page under Journey.
      At least you're being Pro Active. When the tumor load is reduced by the treatments it MAY be easier for a great Immune system to get the rest under control. It's what it was born to do and knows HOW to do it.
      Good Luck!
      Barry

      about 7 years ago
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      glam

      Dear Barbara, don't let the fears of cancer coming back to reduce the happiness of being in remission.....because you had cancer once you need to have a follow-up plan which includes screenings, blood tests, and additional healthy check-ups periodically, also you need to make good choices in nutrition and life style which includes gym periodically, a diet and hopefully meditation.....so take care about what need to be done to have control on your remission but also enjoy life, live each and every day with the most happiness you can, and don't make cancer the center of your life.....it has gone for now....so include other good things in its space and don't let any room for it to come back....but if it comes....you will kill it again....you have already done once remember? You can and you will destroy this stupid disease from your body....God bless you and continue blessing all of us

      about 7 years ago
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      DJS

      Yeah...it can come back. But if my cancer returns it'll be coming back to a whole different Me. I'm so much stronger emotionally -- I have the knowledge that I've done this once already, and made it through with banners flying. I have my medical team in place. The thought of losing my hair won't make me cry again. I have a group of friends I met going through cancer the first time to cheer me on and coach me. And best of all is the knowledge that every day there are scientists working to make cancer as obsolete as small pox and polio, and concocting potions to make treatment more effective in the meantime. I've lived through what I thought was a certain death sentence, and frankly no disease will ever scare me that much again. I don't want to have to be in active treatment again, but this soldier is ready if drafted!

      about 7 years ago
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      Wawa

      Way to go congrats on remission and always remember WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER

      about 7 years ago