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    betsyyates asked a questionNon-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)

    Does anyone have experience with an 80+-yr-old Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma patient completing a six-round chemo program?

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      A friend's mother, at 94, underwent radiation and chemo for multiple myeloma, which is a really nasty cancer. I do not know if that is a record, but it must be close! If the patient's health is good enough, it would be worthwhile, I would think, to complete the chemo. It is all a balancing act at this point, but if her overall health is good enough, it would at least permit the completion of chemo.

      about 4 years ago
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      My grandma, 78, has lung cancer. Just finished her third round of chemo and is stopping. The treatment has sucked everything, even her joy, out of her. All I know is whatever she wants is the way to go.

      about 4 years ago
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    betsyyates asked a questionNon-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)

    Can anyone share chemo experiences of 80-yr-old lymphoma patients? Was it worth it if they were relatively healthy before cancer?

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      This is a question of how well she can tolerate the chemo. Some people tolerate it really well and others do not. I know of people who choose to stop it because they do not feel that they want to live with what it does to them. It sounds like this is a question about her comfort. This question has been around for a while so I would guess you already have your answer. All the best Tracy

      almost 4 years ago
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    Can anyone share chemo experiences of 80-year-old B-cell lymphoma patients? Specifically, I'm interested in how they fared with chemo, how long chemo gave them to live, or whether the chemo was too much and took them earlier than no treatment would have?