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    Hello Gayle,
    I was diagnosed with NHL in 2005 at the age of 62. I had a lump removed from my throat which was cancerous. After a year of "watchful waiting" another lump formed and I began chemo. I had very few side effects. The chemo shrank the tumors for about two years, but then they grew back. I finally had an allogeneic stem cell transplant in 2008. It took quite a while to recover from this, but I have been in remission since then and my health is good. Many people with NHL don't need a stem cell transplant. You will be luckier than me I'm sure. Good luck from Tomg

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    How do I include a photo on my blog?

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      Click on "Account" at the top right of the page. This will take you to the account settings page. Once there, you should see a link on the right side that says "Change My Picture". Click on that and then just follow the instructions. Good luck!

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    Decision Point (Decision to have a stem cell transplant): After two years of intermittent chemotherapy my tumors started to return, and it was apparent that chemotherapy was not going to work much longer. My oncologist suggested that a stem cell transplant would be the most effective treatment for me. After talking to some former stem cell patients and several doctors and reviewing the literature I decided to go ahead with the procedure.

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    Celebration (Remission): About a year after my 2008 stem cell transplant I was pronounced free of cancer and in remission, although I was still feeling pretty weak.

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