I was diagnosed 11/18/02 with SLL and I start the 5th of 6th treatments of Rituxan/Fludarabine in May. Lymphoma was found in 40% of my bone marrow and in my colon. Had a biopsy after 3rd treatment and there were no signs of it in my bone marrow and the lymphoma cells in my colon have "improved". Side effects have been minimal, thank God! I haven't "relaxed" yet and probably won't until my treatments are over. Do you know of anyone in Stage IV with similar diagnosis and what's the longest time that you've heard of someone surviving who had a similar diagnosis as mine?