Jun 24, 2012 - 12:32 pm
My husband was diagnosed with FNHL 5 years ago, went through chemo with Rituxan and Velcade, and achieved remission 6 months later. Well, we recently noticed a large mass on his jawline and ultrasounds and PET scans (SUV of 12+) initially confirm presence of lymphoma. The biopsy is scheduled for 2 week from now (we're worried it's taking too long to get the biopsy, especially if it's transformed into an aggressive form). But his onc is reasonably sure it's relapsed. We're looking at him going through the RCHOP regimen and are wondering if he's going to be able to continue working during the course of treatment. He is a college professor and so comes in contact with lots of sick students during the course of a semester, so, of course, we're worried about germs. Also, we were wondering is anyone out there continued to work full-time or if most folks just find it impossible to function regularly? I went through treatment for breast cancer in the last year and a half and know what Adriamycin and Cytoxan can do to you -- it was administered on a two week cycle and one week I was wiped, and the next I was able to go to work. But does the addition of the Prednisone and Vincristine in the RCHOP make it impossible to work?
Any insights, advice, and information are always greatly appreciated.