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Relapse

Max Former Hodg...
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Hi friends.   A very brief note:   I have relapsed on my Lymphoma.  Just thought I'd mention. 

I won't write more about it here, but if you have some interest, you can follow my thread " Round III " at the lymphoma Board.

max

Clevelandguy
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Joined: Jun 2015

Hi Max,

Hope for the best, stay positive.

Dave 3+4

eonore
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Joined: Jun 2017

Dear Max,

I just read the thread in the other forum to get a better idea of what you are facing.  You have great courage and spirit, and it is inspiring how you are facing this setback.  My prayers are with you along with hope for a speedy recovery.

Eric

hopeful and opt...
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Joined: Apr 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I wish that you have a full and speedy recovery. 

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VascodaGama
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Sorry to hear about the relapse. Never thought that a lymph node could get that big (5x2.5cm). I hope the removal has been successful and you recover the soonest.

Best wishes for good news on Tuesday.

VG

Old Salt
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You have been a wonderful (and longtime) contributor to this forum and I feel especially bad that you are facing new challenges. I am ignorant with respect to lymphomas, but I do hope that the issue can be solved.

Max Former Hodg...
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Love ya, Old Salt.   I am hoping fo the samet thing......

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lighterwood67
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Well, we face so many issues on this plain of existence.  I will say this, your approach and attitude is a beacon for me and I am sure for many others.  As we continue to face the "Emperor of of all Maladies", it always has surprises for us.  So keep up the fight.  Wish you a speedy recovery.

Max Former Hodg...
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Nine days after biopsy removal, still no word.   The pathology group claims "most results within 24 to 48 hours."  My onc did say that she called the pathology office and they thought it necessary to send off my samples to another facility for second opinion.   Silly me, always being the exception.

I might use this as a teaching moment:  The W.H.O. recognizes five forms of Hodgkin's lymphoma, and over fifty types of non-HL.  They all vary in cell types, and drugs that work for one are often useless against other strains.   Many hematologst spend an entire career with out ever seeing many of these disease subtypes.  It is a challanging line of work.

 

Max Former Hodg...
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Finally got my biopsy results yesterday.  The diagnosis is PTGC.   This is usually benign, and is benign in my particular case.   Surgeon said the node he removed was tennis-ball sized.  

I give thanks,

 

https://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/diseases/10712/progressive-transformation-of-germinal-centers

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lighterwood67
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Always gald to hear good news.  I know you must be happy.  Enjoy.

Clevelandguy
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A very good report, something us cancer survivors dont get very often.  Take a deep breath of relief and have a brewski.

Dave 3+4

Max Former Hodg...
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Cleve, at your recommendation, I broke out the good stuff:    Milwaukee's Best Lite,  $9.00 on sale for a 15 pack.    Wink

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VascodaGama
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In terms of cancer, I have been around it, beside it and under it, but never above it. However, I think that you are above it all. Congratulations.

VG

Old Salt
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Joined: Aug 2014

But I would have celebrated with a pumpkin ale.

Or a chocolate stout perhaps?

PS: The Oktoberfest brews are probably sold out by now...

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