Nov 26, 2011 - 10:27 am
I recently was diagnosed with a relapse of NHL (diffuse large B-cell/aggressive). 4 years ago I was treated with R-CHOP and now they are giving me DHAP since I had a bad experience w/ RICE. After two treatments-I am presently in total remission My primary oncoligist (the Dr. who treated me 4 years ago) has recommended that I have an Auto Stem Cell transplant- HOWEVER a specialist who I have gotten a 2nd opinion from believes that the best treatment option for me right now is to have the collection ONLY (harvest and hold) and then go on a maintenance program of Rituxan once every 2 months for two years. I'm not sure which is the better way to go. Anyone been in a similar situation?