Feb 24, 2010 - 8:28 pm
My husband was diagnosed with mantel cell lymphoma after finding a large lump on his tonsil in November of 2009 with no other symptoms, i.e., fever, tired, flu like symptoms. An ENT doctor did a biopsy on his neck which they said showed cancer. Staging tests indicated no cancer in any other part of his lymph node system. The oncologist wanted to do (6] R-chop chemo treatments followed by a pet scan and then radiation. We then asked for a 2nd opinion with an oncologist at Beth Israel hospital. He performed a fish test and the results indicated radiation only for treatment. We then met with a cancer center in our town and were told that not doing the chemo would compromise his recovery. We agreed on (3) r-chop treatments and a pet scan to determine results and radiation treatments.