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Zevalin recipients

Phil F
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Joined: Feb 2009

My wife has NHL, diagnosed in May of 05. First line of treatment was CVP with Retuxin. She had four treatments of Chemo which put her in remission. She had maintenance Retuxin for two years(6 month intervals)which ended in Feb of 07. She recently relapsed and is considering Zevalin as her second line of defense.

We are interested in communicating with people who have had Zevalin to discuss the pros and cons.

Phil

yogi1955
Posts: 3
Joined: Apr 2010

Phil,

I was diagnosed with Stage 4 NHL in August 2006 and have been through the entire cycle, including RCVP, RCHOP, Velcade and Treanda. I will be getting my Zevalin treatments starting next Tuesday, have you heard anything from other patients?

I don't have any information other than what I have read on the web, so I would be very interested in any information you and your wife have found.

Take care and let her know that she will get through this.

britta
Posts: 107
Joined: Apr 2010

Hi Yogi,

Just read about your starting Zevalin. Thank God for this hopeful treatment and I pray that it will go well for you. I am thinking of taking Zevalin as consolidation therapy when my R-CVP is done May 13. Please stay in touch, we care.

Britta

yogi1955
Posts: 3
Joined: Apr 2010

Britta,

Thank you so much for your kind thoughts, as I am at best skeptical about Zevalin. I have read and heard good and bad, so onward and upward.

Hope the R-CVP treatment is not taking too much out of you, I know how it can get as i had that in 2009.

Good luck, stay in touch and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Yogi

britta
Posts: 107
Joined: Apr 2010

Yogi,

Do try the website merrywinner suggested. She also told me about it, it's wonderful, chocked full of information that will help you.

When is your first treatment?

Britta

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merrywinner
Posts: 620
Joined: Aug 2009

Good luck to you. I had Zevalin on April 13Th, 2010. I expected some big upheaval but other then tired I feel the same. If you have any questions I'd be happy to help. I did get a lot of info from a website. Try www.lymphomabook.com Best of luck. Mary

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