Small trial suggests the scans might help, but experts aren't so sure
by CarolynAnn on Fri Dec 07, 2012 05:57 PM
First post, but not a rookie to cancer. My husband was diagnosed with this right around Valentine's Day 2012 and went thru 18 weeks of chemo, R-CHOP every three weeks. He got the Rituxan on Mondays, the chemo on Tuesdays, and an injection on Wednesdays. Lost all his hair, but otherwise had no nausea or anything like that, for which we were very grateful. He took Emend to prevent the nausea, which helped a lot. His first PET scan in July turned out excellent. Just got the results of his scan from 12/4, and it sounds like it's back. I am angry and scared. Said on the report "interval of two intense hypermetabolic left retroperitoneal lymph nodes when compared to the scan in July; although the soft tissue component within the mass has decreased in size. These findings are consistent with progression of the disease." His hair is just growing back now, and it looks like we will have to go through everything again. Not exactly the Christmas miracle we were looking for. Has anyone else dealt with a second round like this? Thank you for reading, and God bless you all as you go through, or help others through, their struggles.
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