Oct 09, 2013 - 7:56 pm
Need a little help here. I'm meeting with doctor tomorrow to discuss my stem cell transplant next month. Remember, I've been through 2 R-CHOP, 3 R-DHAC, 1 R-ICE (second scheduled for a couple weeks from now). They believe my DLBCL is becoming chemo resistant. The plan to start the SCT in early November.
SCT starts with high dose chemo. From what I've read it's either BEAM or BEAC. As I'm reading over the material, my doctor is reading CEB (etoposide, cyclophosphamid, and BCNU)--might be abbreviated CVB--not sure yet. The way the information is presented...it sounds like a 'study'. I already have a ton of questions for the doctor relating to that fact.
I'm wondering...regardless of the type of lymphoma...has anyone gone through CEB chemo (high dose)? What can you tell me about it. I've come across a couple articles from back in the 90s but nothing recent.