Feb 19, 2012 - 6:07 pm
My husband was just diagnosed with Stage 3 diffuse large b cell lymphoma, which the oncologist is an aggressive variety. He's had two emergency surgeries to remove tumors in his small intestines but his scan shows there is still some there plus an enlarged lymph node near his renal artery and a lesion in each lung. But folicular (sp?)lymphoma was found in the lymph nodes in the small intestines. His oncologist said this is a low grade lymphoma, not aggressive. My husband just had a bone marrow biopsy to see how widespread is this lymphoma. I'm wondering how common it is to have two types of lymphoma?
He has an appointment to have his mediport inserted on Friday of this week and he starts RCHOP on Monday. This is for the DLBCL not for the other, which will require a different treatment, or so I understand, but I could be wrong - this has all been overwhelming and so much to digest in a relatively short period of time. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!