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April

April
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Indolent B-Cell Follicular Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms: Swollen lymph node on jaw in front of ear and swollen lymph nodes on neck

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Melissa

Melissa
Bio: Recently diagnosed with DLBCL (Apr 22) and starting treatment May 7. I have a wonderful husband of 10 years and 2 spoiled rotten fur babies.
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffue Large B-Cell Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms: Night Sweats, swollen lymph node on neck,extreme fatique

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Greg

Greg
Bio: I am a Building Engineer that 5 yrs ago was diagnosed with IgM MGUS. Was told that it probably wouldn't change from that. Then a 3 1/2 years later, it progressed to a rare blood cancer that has a with an incidence rate of about 3 cases per million people per year in the United States.
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Waldenstrom's Macroglobulemia
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms: Heavy Night Sweats; constant Fatigue; Peripheral Neuropathy i.e. shocks on hands and feet, Burning scalp, Extreme sudden headaches
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Had 6 months of Rituxan treatment-It only maintained the IgM numbers, now going thru rounds of Rituxan and Bendamustine

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Jill

Jill
Bio: 39 y/o wife and mother of 3. Part-time physical therapist
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffuse large B cell
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms: Left ear pain and throat tightness x 1 month. Didn’t get better with 2 rounds of antibiotics. Also incessant reflux symptoms without the burning.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3/20/19 first cycle R-Chop

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Bill

Bill
Bio: Married for 25 years to my biggest supporter and my guardian angel. My wife is my voice of reason. Without her I would never stop banging into walls.
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffused Large B Cell Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms: Swollen lymph node, right side of neck
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R CHOP

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Stefanie

Stefanie
Bio: I'm an Acquisition professional with an amazing son and husband. I was diagnosed with non hodgkin's lymphoma. The initial symptoms that took me to the doctor were due to my kidney failing because of the tumor pressing on it.
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: follicular
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms: Nausea, fatigue, lower back pain, night sweats
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Bendamustine + Rituximab starting 3/17/15 for six months. Side effects: fatigue, nausea, vomiting, hair thinning.

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Teresa

Teresa
Bio: I was diagnosed with follicular lymphoma 3/2012. I started treatment 8/23/2018. I completed my first marathon in June 2018, so chemo 3 months later definitely came as a surprise!
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Follicular lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms: Swollen lymph nodes, nausea, loss of appetite, flank pain (where my largest lymph nodes were seen,)

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Danell

Danell
Bio: Healthy as can be training for my 6th Half Marathon. In May I had an excellent annual physical. All blood work good. In July, I found a lump on my thyroid and in the matter of days a lump on my breast. On August 11, core needle biopsy of breast showed Diffuse B Cell Lymphoma. UPDATE- 2018 Breast…more
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffuse B Cell Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms: No Symptoms - Found due to lumps on thyroid and breast but according to PET scans these are not the nasty ones. 2018 - Found breast lump on self exam
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 7/29/10FNA of thyroid (not bad), 8/5/10Vacuum Assisted Core Needle Biopsy on breast mass(Ouch but better in 24 hours),8/18/10 mediport insertion(localized soreness),8/19/10 Bilateral Bone Marrow Biopsy(Ouch followed by days of sore) Lumpectomy 3/16/18 with Sentinel Node Biopsy
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R-CHOP starts 8/26/10 Major Side Effects Day 1-3 Headache and Diarrhea Mouth Sores Days 3-6 TCH starts 4/23/18

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Silvana

Silvana
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R-CHOP (August 2017-December 2017), Interstitial pneumonia Relapse in March 2018 in one (axillar) region Dexa-Beam (May 2018-July 2018), no effect from the treatment, relapse (lymph nodes in cervix, mediastinum, abdomen, ingvinal region)

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Jessica

Jessica
Bio: I am a wife and mother of two young kids - my son is almost 5 and my daughter just turned 3. I have been married for 8 years. I love spending time with my family and friends, especially outdoors. I am active and enjoy running.
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Follicular Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms: Occasional night sweats, mild pain in stomach, some fatigue.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I will be starting Bendamustine and Rituximab chemo on August 20th and 21st. I will be having treatment for 2 days every 28 days for 6 months followed by 2 years of maintenance therapy.

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