- Livermore, CA
- Member Since Dec 2012
Their Diagnoses (1)
- Patient: Primary Mediastinal B-Cell Lymphoma
- Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 71, Stage II
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cathydalhed wrote on marmot's wall
Sue- I had a very freak diagnosis. I went in for a routine colonoscopy-I get them every 3 years as my mom had colon cancer and they seem to find polyps everytime I go in. Well in Oct i had one and my Dr came out with eyes big as saucers stating I had a very aggressive large tumor and needed to see a surgeon ASAP-well, after multiple tests, scans, etc- it was determined that I did not have colon cancer, it was a lymphoma that happened to reside in my ascending colon. I had no symptoms at all-blood work was all normal-no lymphoma in my bone marrow. So treatment would be about 4 chemo's. I actually will find out what stage I am at next week, but the assumption is that this is very early, probably a stage 2. If it is more than that, the treatment is the same-they may just use a stronger dose of chemo.