The scoop: Diagnosed with Diffuse large B-cell aggressive NHL with bulky tumor in lung in May. Received 6 treatments of CHOP-R. Lymphoma responded very well at first. Now the follow up PET scan on Oct. 22 showed greatly increased cancer activity in part of original tumor. Had that area biopsied on Oct. 25 to verify that the lymphoma is rebounding. Still waiting on results.
My doctor is talking now high dose chemotherapy and an autologous bone marrow transplant if this turns out to be what he thinks it is. I've been doing lots of research on the web and the information on bone marrow transplants is so conflicting. I want feedback from those who had a bone marrow transplant or had a family member go through it. Is it something I should consider? Is it worth it? What can I expect? How long have you been cancer free post transplant or have you relapsed and when? What options were you given for further treatment after it relapsed? How long did it take you to recover? How soon could you go back to work? What long term side effects have you suffered, if any? What is your quality of life?