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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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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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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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Kathy

Kathy
Bio: 55 yr old, Christian wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and nurse.
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Follicular Non Hodgkin Lymphoma
Tonsil Cancer Symptoms: enlarged cervical lymph node & "cystic" area in right side of neck, asymmetrical enlarged right tonsil
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 4/8/13 Laryngoscopy & Tonsil biopsies with possible rt. tonsillectomy- (frozen section was neg. so tonsil wasn't removed) Bx report showed Positive CD-20 B-cell lymphoproliferative disorder. I had some pain. 5/6/13 Right tonsillectomy - I had pain and at times it was difficult. I had no vomiting or bleeding.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1st Chemo -Rituxan 6/12/13, CHO 6/13/13 with prednisone daily x 5 days, 6/14/13 Neulasta. Foods tasted sweet and had a slight headache but I did good until 5th day and I decreased my antiemetics and had nausea/vomiting and had to get IV fluids. I had some swelling in feet & hands. I worked several days but on the 7th day…more

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Mike

Mike
Bio: Diagnosed in February 2009 by accident. Went to see the gastroenterologist to set up a preventive colonoscopy. His routine exam of my abdomen found organs out of position causing him to order a ct scan, this suggested lymphoma, a subsequent biopsy confirmed it.
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffuse large B cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms: night sweats, back pain, fever, weight loss At the time of diagnosis I didn't realize these were symptoms, didn't consider the important.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: lymph node removal for biopsy (2) bone marrow biopsy, installation of a port a cath.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R-Chop, eight sessions one every 3 or 4 weeks, side effects, nausea, loss of appetite, some muscle aches

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May 6, 2019

Joelton, Tennessee

Cancer Info

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Diffue Large B-Cell Lymphoma

April 22

Yes

Sarah Cannon Center for Blood Cancers

Night Sweats, swollen lymph node on neck,extreme fatique

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