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    Hi DMD123...Do you know what treatment you will be on? Most do r-chop and some do r-epoch. Others may be doing something else. I did r-epoch when I was diagnosed stage 4 diffuse large b-cell back in June of 2015. I'm turning 67 in April. You can get through this, and I hope you will reach out to me, or any of the many, many people here who have been through what you're dealing with right now. I know you joined a couple of weeks ago. Have you started treatment? You got this...just stay strong and ask, ask, ask if you feel overwhelmed. - gymmom/aka Donna :-) PS: Facebook has a group called Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL). Lots of people there too.

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    Gymmom asked a questionNon-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)

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      po18guy

      Is she receiving an anthracycline-based regimen such as CHOP, R-CHOP or CHOEP? Those are old-line therapies that, unfortunately do not discriminate in the cells they kill. Since hair cells, including nails, divide rapidly, they are also affected by the therapy. I suppose that she could immerse her fingertips in cold water during treatment and after, but that could be quite inconvenient, if not uncomfortable. They will grow back once treatment stops, but may be permanently changed.

      about 1 month ago
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      LiveWithCancer

      I have a completely different kind of treatment, but since I was diagnosed with cancer, my fingernails have given me fits. I never lost them, but they are so dry and brittle and they break for no apparent reason far below the quick.

      I do know that too many people completely lose their fingernails due to treatment.

      about 1 month ago
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      Jalemans

      I was told I would lose my nails but I didn’t. However, I have the same issues as Livewith.

      about 1 month ago
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    Has anyone ever lost their fingernails during treatment? If so, were you given any information to help stop it?

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    Hi Judith! I JUST saw the message you left me a few weeks ago. CONGRATULATIONS on your NED! I am so happy for you. How are you feeling? I imagine you're still pretty exhausted. I have a scan on Monday the 28th. Feeling nervous, but there's nothing I can do about it. Fortunately, my doctor usually calls me the same day with results so I don't have to wait long.

    Again, I'm really, really happy for you. I know you've had a tough road. Stay in touch! -- Donna aka/Gymmom

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      Gymmom

      Thanks, I promise to let you know! I appreciate the thoughts.

      about 1 month ago
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      Gymmom

      Thanks, I promise to let you know! I appreciate the thoughts.

      about 1 month ago
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      Gymmom

      I have no idea why that posted so many times. LOL

      about 1 month ago