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  • Forum Post: Re: not responding well to abvd

    ABVD did give me the usual ill-effects (weakness, fatigue, loss of taste / appetite, sore mouth, hair loss, wrinkling and darkening of skin and nails etc) but the 'B' (Bleomycin) so badly scarred my lungs after the 4th dose that breathing became painful and laboured even after a short walk. My...
  • Forum Post: Re: Stem cell rescue done

    Hi Stacey The bone marrow aspiration was done right in the beginning (Jan 2010) along with the biopsy of a malignant node tissue that was extracted from the abdomen. Tests showed bone marrow was free from disease (they use the term 'uninvolved') but the sample lymph node tissue showed HL....
  • Forum Post: In remission

    Hi The PET/CT scan of 23 Nov was clean and the docs have cautiously declared me to be in remission. They also bombarded me with statistical data and convinced me that the high dose chemotherapy and blood stem cell transplant is worth going for despite the risks and costs! Presently off all medication...
  • Forum Post: Re: worrying wife

    Hi I was diagnosed with Stage 4-B in Jan, and after 12 doses (6 cycles) of ABVD, the disease remained. I just finished 3 cycles of MINE salvage chemotherapy. A PET-CT scan scheduled for end Nov should hopefully give me an all-clear. All these months, I have had very low energy, nausea, loss of hair...
  • Forum Post: Re: not responding well to abvd

    Hi For what its worth, in my case (Stage 4-B), the disease still exists after 12 doses (6 cycles) of ABVD, and I have just finished 3 cycles of MINE salvage chemotherapy. A PET-CT scan scheduled for end Nov should hopefully give me an all-clear. Still, doctors are strongly recommending that I follow...
  • Forum Post: Re: Relapse in Hodgkin's Lymphoma

    Hi Rather than wait, I would advise you to get a scan, if I am not wrong, blood tests can sometimes fail to detect a relapse. I was diagnosed with HL in Jan and after 12 doses of ABVD failed to clear the disease in Aug, I am now due for my 3rd and final cycle of MINE salvage regimen next week,...