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    No photos or graphic images allowed in most forums. The exception to this is photographs of a loved one in the Memorial forum and music or personal photos of a general social nature in the Lounge forum.

    Photographs of suspected cancers should not be posted in these Forums. They can be very disturbing to people and are of no help in diagnosis. Please adhere to this policy.

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    Last edited by Didee; 05-05-2013 at 04:07 AM. Reason: updating policy
    When the world says, "Give up," Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."
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    Age 64
    Follicular lymphoma diagnosed August 08, Stage 1
    2 cycles (20 treatments each) localized radiation to tumor sites. Remission confirmed July 09
    Restaged to Stage 3 May 2010
    Recurrence confirmed May 2010 - Watch and Wait commenced - multiple scans with minimal progression.
    Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma diagnosed September 2012. Mohs surgical excision 09/2012. Successful, clean edges all around.
    Significant progression detected in PET scan - December 2012
    Biopsy to check for transformation 1/18/2013 - negative for that but full of lymphoma, of course.
    July 2013 - Rescan due to progression shows one tumor (among many) very suspect for transformation, another biopsy 8/12/13.
    August 2013 - No evidence of transformation, 6 courses of B+R commence 8/29 due to "extensive, systemic disease".
    February 2014 - Diagnostic PET scan states: Negative PET scan. Previous noted hypermetabolic cervical, axillary, iliac and inguinal lymphadenopathy has resolved. Doctor confirms full remission.
    June 2014 - started 2 year maintenance Rituxin, 1 infusion every 3 months. Doctor confirms lump under right arm are "suspicious" for recurrent disease, deferring scans for now.
    February 2015 - Doc and I agreed to stop R maintenance as it is depressing my immune system too much. Also found two eye lesions and have to see an ocular plastic surgeon for removal and biopsy in March. Also referred to pulmonary specialist for ongoing lung issues, possibly related to immune system problems.

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