Feb 07, 2012 - 7:33 am
I was diagnosed the 3rd of January with stage 2 Mantel Cell. I had 3 lymph nodes removed just before Christmas. Colonoscopy and Bone Marrow came in clean. The Pet Scan showed more affected Lymph nodes in the same right groin area. I started treatment on January 24th. Rituxin, Velcade, and Cladribine. Second round starts Feb. 14th. 4 scheduled at this time. My Oncologist ruled out radiation saying that because of the pelvic area radiation may inhibit bone marrow function so at this point I am having Chemo only. The shot I got to boost the white cells was the worst so far, making me very sick for seveal days. I do not remember it's name...I call it something unprintable. Feeling pretty good this week. Better then I did in December. Would appreciate sharing info and experiences with others.