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Sat, Sep 14 3:13pm · Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL): R-CHOP-14 or 21 in Blood Cancers & Disorders

@ckeys @sbergerkinkade – after 3 cycles, mouth sores have been very minimal. I keep a good oral hygiene regimen of flossing, brushing and tongue scraping followed by a Biotene rinse, which the oncology nurse recommended.

I know everyone is different but it’s working for me.

Thu, Sep 12 5:16pm · Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL): R-CHOP-14 or 21 in Blood Cancers & Disorders

Thanks @ckeys. I have opted for one more round of chemo torture which will be next week and be my LAST!

Interestingly, 20+ years ago I was subjected to a year of interferon and ribavirin self treatment for Hepatitis-C. I don’t remember that entire year being nearly as rough as the past 9 weeks of RCHOP.

Wed, Sep 11 12:36pm · Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL): R-CHOP-14 or 21 in Blood Cancers & Disorders

I was diagnosed with stage 2. NCCN “guidelines” say 3 cycles + radiation or 6 cycles. As I stated, my tumor was removed so nothing to radiate. My scan just came back clean but oncologist wants one more cycle. I’m on the fence.

Tue, Sep 10 6:14pm · Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL): R-CHOP-14 or 21 in Blood Cancers & Disorders

Did you just do 3 cycles or more. I don’t need radiation either and have already finished 3 cycles, 3 weeks apart. My oncologist wants me to do one more but my tumor was completely removed so no radiation necessary. Personally I don’t see the need for more chemo.

Tue, Sep 10 1:32pm · Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL): R-CHOP-14 or 21 in Blood Cancers & Disorders

How many treatments and did you need radiation?

Fri, Sep 6 12:05am · RCHOP 3 or 4 cycles with no tumor in Blood Cancers & Disorders

My Oncologist claims there are no clinical trials that 3 cycles is enough for stage 2. But there are trials for 3 cycles with radiation of tumor/nodes. My tumor was removed along with about a foot of intestine. Isn’t removal better than radiation?
@ckeys @ginpene05

Sat, Aug 31 3:16pm · Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma- Watch & Wait Approach in Blood Cancers & Disorders

@Ginene05 – Just curious, did you have 3 cycles of RCHOP or 4? The NCCN "guidlines' for stage 1 or 2 NHL is 3 cycles + radiation. But, since your tumor was removed, I assume your didn't have radiation. Im asking because Im in the same boat, having a NHL tumor removed from my large intestine with no metastasis, so nothing to radiate. Ive finished 3 cycles of RCHOP and consider my treatment done. My oncologist says one more cycle is necessary. Ugh!

Sat, Aug 31 3:02pm · RCHOP 3 or 4 cycles with no tumor in Blood Cancers & Disorders

In June, I had a tumor removed from my large intestine which was NOT colon cancer, but DLBCL stage 2. Prior PET and CT showed no sign of metastasis. The NCCN "Guidlines" suggests RCHOP X3 followed by radiation. Since the tumor has been removed, my oncologist tells me radiation is not necessary. Glad for that. I have finished 3 cycles of RCHOP-21 this past week and am scheduled for follow up PET/CT scan next week. If the scans come back negative, per the guidelines, I consider the treatment done since I have no tumor and radiation is not necessary. But, my oncologist is urging me to have one more cycle of RCHOP. Isnt the removal of the tumor equal to, or better than radiation of the tumor? So, therefore, RCHOP x 3 + ISRT – ISRT = RCHOP x 3 cycles.