Feb 20, 2014 - 6:46 am
i (34yrs,Male) have been diagnosed with high grade large diffuse b-cell lymphoma last month and i have had my second chemo of R-CHOP regimen. I have been doing alright with all the common side effects like losing taste buds, hair loss, general tiredness.
I was trying to get a second opinion on my treatment regimen and was suggested EPOCH-R has better survival rate than R-CHOP and also that it cuts the need of radiation therapy (as i have a primary mediastinal mass).
Has anyone switched regimen like this? ups and down of switching regime in-between?
Is Radiation therapy so painful and harmful (short/long term effects)?
Cure rate in general for this high grade diffuse b-cell lymphoma and does it change with different regime methods?