Sep 12, 2003 - 12:36 am
I was diagnosed about 2 years ago with either Lymphocyte Predominance Hodgkin's Disease OR with a T-Cell Rich B-Cell (Non-Hodgkin's) lymphoma. Apparently, this is a rare combination. I was treated with 6 cycles of CHOP under the theory that the more aggressive form was the one to treat.. CT scans every 90 days since the completion of chemotherapy have indicated a response (remission) to the CHOP, until recently when an increase in the size of a mesenteric lymph node became evident. A biopsy via laparotomy a month ago has returned the same result - Either the one or the other. I must decide soon whether to accept (1) Autologous blood stem cell transplant (Not a sure thing if the indolent LPHD is the culprit); (2) Retuxan with perhaps a modified chemotherapy regimen; or (3) "Watchful Waiting". Who out there has been face with this rather rare combination, how was it treated, and how has it gone for you? I urgently await any replies pertinent to this situation.