May 06, 2003 - 11:59 am
My husband was diagnosed last Aug, a week after we bought a house. The onc sounded positive and said he'd be staged, treated, and monitored. During the first week he was hospitalized with a chest tube, chemo started and I got another oncologist. He has gone through CHOP, and the tumor still did not shrink significantly. We went to UPA and Hopkins for another opinion. Siblings were tested for BMT, but none were a match. Next was two treatments of IcE and then supposedly a stem cell. Well, the tumor still did not reduce in size sufficiently, so the stem cell is out.