Dec 19, 2003 - 11:25 am
my mother has follicular large cell (stage 3) non-hodgkins lymphoma. She has a complete response to CHOP chemo, then relapse only 1 year later. She now needs treatment. Her doctors disagree about her next treatment -- one says chemo with rituxan, and the other stem cell. I'm looking for some statistics. Does anyone know the range on the amount of time past stem cell that a person can relapse? How does it compare to the relapse time associated with chemo?
My mother is 60 years old with heart disease, but in otherwise strong condition. Does anyone who has been in these situation have any advice.
Thanks for your help.