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    It was explained to us that studies have shown...

    It was explained to us that studies have shown that masks are of limited value, as most germs are communicated from touching contaminated surfaces. It was suggested that the best value of a mask was...
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    Welcome, and happy hear your thoughts, even...

    Welcome, and happy hear your thoughts, even though they are through this unfortunate forum.

    Unfortunately cancer is complicated. After helping my spouse through breast cancer and related...
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    CHOP cycle 6 done! Last Prednisone taken...

    CHOP cycle 6 done! Last Prednisone taken yesterday. Looking forward to testing and results to show if this has had any benefit, and then auto SCT here we come. CHOP cycles 4-6 have continued to be...
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    I was recently diagnosed with either AITL or...

    I was recently diagnosed with either AITL or PTCL. The biopsy sample was evidently not larger enough to definitively differentiate. I have been told that the treatment protocol for both is the same...
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    debpower, Thanks for your encouraging post. I...

    debpower, Thanks for your encouraging post. I wish your brother continued good health! Given the frequent reoccurrence after auto I asked about just going for a allo. Did not get much encouragement...
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    Great, thanks! Still learning what is the best...

    Great, thanks! Still learning what is the best structure to use the blog so that future people searching for like experiences or answers to specific questions can quickly find what they are looking...
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    Diagnosed 15 Feb 19 with AITL, or perhaps PTCL w/ a helper

    Sincere thanks to the dedicated posters on this site. Your experiences and insights have been invaluable to me regarding something I knew little about a few short months ago. My apologies in getting...
  8. Hit with the same diagnosis out of the blue 15...

    Hit with the same diagnosis out of the blue 15 Feb 19. Acute AITL has been unsettling but there are some positives. Stage 3 and "B" symptoms may cause detection before there are a lot of secondary...
  9. Chemo through IVs or have a Port installed?

    One of the first decisions at the start of chemo is attempting the treatments via IVs to the arm veins or to have an infusion port installed. As a starting point I will describe my experience, but am...
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    I am 63 years and was diagnosed 3 months ago....

    I am 63 years and was diagnosed 3 months ago. Just 3 cycles into chemo so I am experiencing only the early symptoms. Some taste changes were immediate - the almond butter I used for breakfast with...
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    I will forever remain one pint short of five...

    I will forever remain one pint short of five gallons donation on the Red Cross database. I am totally relieved that I stopped donating blood approximately 3 years prior to my lymphoma diagnosis...
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    Third cycle update

    With the pneumonia under control the third CHOP cycle was the easiest yet. It appears the symptoms I had associated with the Neulasta were actually the fungal infection asserting itself as my...
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    Kermica - you, Sir were right on target with the...

    Kermica - you, Sir were right on target with the pneumonia point. After a four day stay in the hospital a fungal infection was isolated and is being treated. Evidently this is not unusual for someone...
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    Thanks! I will watch things closely. On a...

    Thanks! I will watch things closely. On a positive side, my lymph nodes have disappeared after two cycles. Even the small one on the side of my neck which I have noticed for several years, but which...
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    This is the list of drugs; cyclophosphamide,...

    This is the list of drugs; cyclophosphamide, doxorubincin, vincristine, prednisone. I was not prepared for the dramatic fall off in energy level between cycle one and two. Third cycle is next week...
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    Angioimmunoblastic stage 3B was my initial...

    Angioimmunoblastic stage 3B was my initial diagnosis. This was done in Arizona, where my wife and I were settling in for the winter when this hit. CHOP and a stem cell transplant were recommended. ...
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    CHOP Experience, to an auto SCT for AITL / PTCL

    I am going through six cycles of CHOP. The first cycle was relatively uneventful, except for a nasty head cold. I had every confidence that, absent the head cold, I would make it though the six...
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