May 13, 2003 - 2:20 pm
Hi there my fiance is also 31 years old and was diagnosed 12-11-02 with tcell lymphoma, he had 2 tumors, one in his chest, and one in his neck. He received CHOP (6 rounds) and was "cured"...both tumors were 100% gone. Now he is back in the hospital, (May 4) and we found out the lymphoma has spread to the lining in his brain, he is undergoing an Omya.. ( a catheter) in his head to receive chemo there. The doctor says this was a possibility to spread there because regular Chemo (CHOP) doesnt penetrate the brain area. But we are having a hard time understanding this next part...It has spread to his kidneys..The doctor is also confused because the first CHOP was so successful erradicating his first 2 tumors... The doctor is setting him up on the next dose of Chemo..Salvage, a higher dose, once a month for 2 months, and then following up with Stem cell, . His bone marrow is ok as well as the rest of his organs and his adrenal system. he will be receiving his own blood back into him if i understand this correctly. If anyone has any help. information or similiar stories i would grreatly appreciate the support. Thank you !