Mar 23, 2004 - 3:01 pm
my husband was diagnosed with low grade nhl Jan "03", Dr. thinks he may have had it for at least 2 yrs prior. Had large node removed from right groin, still one on right side of groin, smaller pea size (about 4-6) on left side of groin, had pea size in armpits also. ct's showed maybe quarter size on kidney with few smaller nodes also. We were never really told what stage he is? I'm guessing II-III? Anyhow, he was treated with Rituxan after diagnosis. Lately, past few months he's been getting more and more headaches, and more and more severe, sick to his stomach etc., and oddly enough he has a lump in the palm of his hand? Could that too be nhl? Any ideas? Could this be late side effect of Rituxan or possibly low grade switching to mid? The doctor is really good, but my husband would like real responses from real patients that have dealt with this type of cancer. What is he to expect down the road as far as symptoms, treatments, etc. He works full-time construction, but personally I thinks it's taking it's toll on him. He's 49. Anyone have similar symptoms or experiences to share with us....please?