Second line treatment

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I was diagnosed with FL in 2019 and git firstline RCVP treatment last Spring. Finished treatment in August and then started on immunotherapy injections in September. Have had three cycles of that but after Christmas felt unwell with gut problems and then backache. A CT scan showed that the disease has returned so I am now facing second line treatment. Wonder if anyone else on here has had to go for second line treatment. I am a 68 year old female with good health up until the FC diagnosis. Looking for positive support through this next stage. 

  • Hi Ellebee, sorry to see you are needing to take the next step on the treatment path, the have been a number of people who have gone on to have Rchop and these days R & B or O & B is an option. The last 2 are better tolerated and Rchop is a tougher version of rcvp. When treatment is discussed as if the are option and is one recommended above the others and if so why. 

    Do keep us updated

    John 

    we all know this is a roller coaster ride, where we ride blind, never knowing where the highs and lows are
  • Yes I had RCHOP first and quickly relapsed and now doing R-Bendamustine. Got completely clear again after two cycles but doing another four to complete the course. It's a bother but it's very possible to get into a good length remission second time round.