Jan 10, 2011 - 12:26 pm
My father has Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. This is his 3rd relapse, and he was supposed to be admitted to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa on Thursday for 5 days of intensive chemo (Etoposide, Cisplatin, Cytarabine, and Ritual). The plan was to do a 5 day intensive now, one in February. If the PET scan in March then shows at least 50% reduction in cancer, he will be scheduled for a Bone Marrow Transplant in April. He has been very tired and sick lately, but after looking at his bloodwork today he was told to come immediately to the hospital. His white blood cell count continues to rise while his platelets are plummeting.
He originally was diagnosed with indolend NHL, and they have just changed that to aggressive- so we are still trying to figure out what is going on. Any words of wisdom on any of the above would be greatly appreciated.