Sep 04, 2013 - 11:30 pm
I am a 21 y/o diagnosed when I was 20 just after graduating the fire academy. I was checked by the doctor because I could not breath through my nose, which made wearing an airpack very difficult. I went through countless rounds of chemo (cisplatin) and 35 radiation treatments. I was given a clean bill of health in late May of 2013. Late last month I went for a follow up pet scan which showed a hot area in my back by my L 4 vertebrae which turned out to be a tumor. My doctor believes that this was a result of the EBV running through my cells. I have been through an additional 15 radiation treatments and am preparing for chemo. I am just wondering if anyone else has had any simmilar recurrences, and if so what course of action was taken? The hospital is going to try sending me to a clinical trial out in texas to mature my lymphocytes so they attack any EBV infected cells thus killing the tumor.
Looking for thoughts, or any similar situations.