Jul 11, 2005 - 10:43 am
I am 26 yrs old and was dignosed Sept 04. I just finished my 2st treatment which was 5 rounds of CVP woth Rituxan. My 1st scan showed that the lymphnodes decreased to half their size which gave me alot of hope but the 2nd scan showed no change. THe Dr. told me that it could be scar tissue left over and that I would have to do a gallium scan to see. He also suggested I do an HLA test just in case I would have to conside a BMT if indeed it is not scar tissue in the abdomen. I am really afraid right now but I do try not to think about it until I really have to... I do not have siblings which is my big fear b/c I would need a donor BMT. Can anyone tell me if they have experienced something like this... I guess my real question is has anyone here had a donor transplant? Thanks ...