Name: Mark (west)
Member Since: May 17, 2014
Location: United States
Birthday: January 6, 1958
Profile: Cancer Fighter
Type of Cancer: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Follicular Lymphoma
Diagnosis Date: May 12, 2012
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Tumor Size: over 6.1
Grade of Tumor: Grade 3
Lymph Node Involvement: Yes
What I Hate Most About Cancer: All of it.
What I Have Learned From Cancer: Every Day is Beautiful, even the really really bad ones.
Cancer Drugs Positives & Negatives: Severe allergic reactions to Rutuxin, but it is a highly effective drug for me. The Bendamustine, or Treadna was a piece of cake compared to the Rutuxin.
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma symptoms: Before diagnosis I had no discernible symptoms. After Diagnosis, I was able to look back in time a bit, and realize I had a few symptoms that I ignored. Night sweats, severe chronic fatigue, sleeplessness.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I have had 6 months of chemo, consisting of Rutuxin and Bendamustin or Treanda. Found that I was deathly allergic to the Rutuxin, and fought that drug all the way through the chemo infusions.