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    Like the others posting here, I don't feel you...

    Like the others posting here, I don't feel you have any legitimate concern about cancer. With your starting weight, it's relatively easy to shed a lot of pounds, 20-30 pounds of loss if you're even...
  2. Thread: Suggestions?

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    So sorry to learn of your husband's continued...

    So sorry to learn of your husband's continued pain and poor health. You are definitely taking the right path, and it sounds as though your medical team is proceeding methodically and carefully. All...
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    Very glad to learn of your quick recovery of...

    Very glad to learn of your quick recovery of blood parameters! I'll bet you're feeling a lot better and more energetic now, and that will take a quantum step ahead once you're home.

    I hope that...
  4. At least two of them are on this forum, one...

    At least two of them are on this forum, one fairly recent. I'm not sure you'll glean much benefit from chasing down the unfortunate facts. The lesson is to obtain qualified second opinions on...
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    Your doctors seem to be taking a measured and...

    Your doctors seem to be taking a measured and methodical approach to diagnosing your condition, which is to be applauded. At this point, I wouldn't say that tumors are off the table, but there are...
  6. Sorry that you and your BF had reason to seek out...

    Sorry that you and your BF had reason to seek out a forum like ours!

    Lymphoma comes in many forms, but the most common is one called Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma or DLBCL. That is typically...
  7. I'm glad that you took this step to actively join...

    I'm glad that you took this step to actively join the forum. I know it's a big deal to accept the fact that you're dealing with lymphoma - I suspect that most of us are wondering what the heck is...
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    That is true. Some hard organ cancers will permit...

    That is true. Some hard organ cancers will permit blood donation after a certain number of years in remission, or with an oncologist's approval. Blood cancers (lymphoma or leukemia) are pretty much...
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    Southside pretty much summed it up. Other than...

    Southside pretty much summed it up. Other than doing an actual biopsy, any sort of diagnosis based on scans, blood testing, etc. is just speculation.

    Although CT scans don't do much for diagnosis...
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    Is Zevalin an option for you? It is a one dose...

    Is Zevalin an option for you? It is a one dose treatment that can be very effective.
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    So sorry to learn that it's back again, and that...

    So sorry to learn that it's back again, and that you are experiencing symptoms. Hopefully the CT will find that it's not terribly widespread - but even if it is, treatment will still likely be...
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    I'm so glad you had access to high-powered...

    I'm so glad you had access to high-powered oncologists to help you through the decision making process. And I'm so very glad you made a decision to not squander the R-CHOP remission and follow up...
  13. Thread: Pet Scans

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    I can sure empathize with the anxiousness that...

    I can sure empathize with the anxiousness that goes with waiting for a diagnosis. Be comforted with the fact that it sounds as though you are on the right path to getting a reliable idea of what is...
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    Brother, I empathize with you and with your...

    Brother, I empathize with you and with your decision to take a break. Enjoy life while you can!

    I'm in the process of a similar decision, albeit with less significant consequences - I have some...
  15. Thread: Gerson Therapy

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    I'm seeing the same ads for Gerson juice and...

    I'm seeing the same ads for Gerson juice and coffee enemas to cure cancer. Not appropriate at all here,
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    I'm glad you're making progress towards finally...

    I'm glad you're making progress towards finally killing off the beast once and for all. All of that pre-planning must be pretty wearing, but you sure seem to be surfing on top of that wave of...
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    Heh - I totally understand the fluid nature of...

    Heh - I totally understand the fluid nature of daily expectations! I was working full time (from home, fortunately) during R-CHOP. I'd wake up and stride into my home office, full of vision for the...
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    Oh Kermica! How you doing?

    Oh Kermica! How you doing?
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    Very sorry to learn of your husband's illness. My...

    Very sorry to learn of your husband's illness. My Mom had metastatic melanoma, which had infiltrated all of her major organs, including the brain. She lived in an assisted living complex, and was...
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    That's great news! Congratulations on beating...

    That's great news! Congratulations on beating back the beast! You'll likely find that the Rituxan treatments are nothing much to get excited about. In fact, regular visits back to the clinic actually...
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    Even though there is obviously reason for concern, please try your best to relax. There was a change in your wife's condition, but that doesn't automatically spell disaster. Although glioma can be...
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    Happy holidays! After R-CHOP I developed a...

    Happy holidays!

    After R-CHOP I developed a split nail on my left hand that hasn't resolved since 2010. I don't recall any injury that may have caused that, and it may be coincidental - but it does...
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    I'll add my condolences for your friend's...

    I'll add my condolences for your friend's tragedy. But I'm very glad that you are continuing to respond well to the R-CHOP and that the side effects - while a PITA (quite literally...) - are being...
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    I haven't taken that particular drug, but I am...

    I haven't taken that particular drug, but I am currently in two medical trials, one for lymphoma and the other for an experimental drug for an eye condition. It's a common myth that trials are the...
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    Glad you're still with us to be able to whine! :)...

    Glad you're still with us to be able to whine! :)
    With my R-CHOP treatments, I saw significant decrease in tumor size in the first couple of treatments, then it appeared to slow down a bit. There...
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