Oct 08, 2007 - 1:36 pm
My brother-in-law was diagnosed with Non-hodgkins Stage 2 diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (T-cells present) in June of this year. (I apologize in advance if I do not use the right terminology -- I'm learning as I go along). My sister and him are very concerned as to the progress that he is making. He has had 4 chemo treatments (R-chop) and his latest Pet scan indicates that the mass that was in his abdomen has reduced from 10.5 cm to 5.5 cm. His WBC remains really low, so low that he was not able to have his 5th chemo treatment. They are contemplating getting a 2nd opinion and are also thinking of seeking treatment outside of the area they live in (Knoxville, TN). Can anyone provide any guidance and/or suggestions? or even share if you have a similar story. They feel that his recovery should be progressing at a faster pace.
Thanks in advance for any help that you can provide.