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    Oh No: I got the dreaded " This is Dr. X and I need you to call me back" after my biopsy. Just found out yesterday. Meeting with the Oncologist tomorrow. Still trying to wrap my head around it. Just at the beginning of this journey, more than a little afraid of what is to come.

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      Dear SacDad,
      Let me first say how sorry I am that you received the dreaded call.
      You must still be in shock. I received the same call a little over a year ago (December 2012). I was stunned to learn I had NHL DLBCL (Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma). But, NHL is a very treatable, and many times, curable illness. There is nothing 'cancer-light' about it. The treatments are tough, but tolerable. But, best of all, the treatments work. I was able to work all through treatment and was able to return to normal activities about six months after diagnosis.
      Search on this site for others with the NHL diagnosis and you will find many stories of hope, cancer-free living, and thriving!
      Hang in there. NEVER apologize about your fear or feeling negative, at least to us. This is your safe place and we know how it feels. No judgment here, we are with you.

      over 8 years ago
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      My diagnoses terrified me. It is normal to feel numb. I had to have the same conversations multiple times before it "sunk" in. Don't be surprised if it is hard to remember or understand the information that you are given. Try and have a family member or friend with you on these initial visits and treatments. It helped me alot to have someone who was there that could go over the info with me again because i was still dealing with the "initial impact". Your in my thoughts and prayers.

      over 8 years ago
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