Jan 30, 2010 - 3:02 pm
HI I had recently posted that I was "Newly Diagnosed with Follicular Lymphoma" (32 yrs old, stage 3, NO bone marrow involvement) Well I did 3 rounds of chemo.... Benadamustine, Velcade, Rituxin. And when I was initially diagnosed I was told I would do 6 rounds of this and then do once a month of Rituxan for the next 2 years to keep it "at bay" Well went for my PET scan and EVERYTHING IS GONE! THANK U GOD! Dr. wanted me to do one more round which I am currently doing (this is the 4th round) and then he said he will treat me with a one time infusion of Zevalin. I have looked up Zevalin but was not sure of side effects. And I see a lot of people have done it in place of chemo as a treatment option. I am just curious how effective this one time infusion will be at keeping it at bay since initially i was suppose to do Rituxan for 2 years... and now I am just doing ONE infusion and then WAITING to see if it comes back---guess I just need to know how effective it is and if anyone has experience with doing it after chemo and what side effects there were to it. THANKS!