Re: non hodgkins lymphoma new diagnosis
I am sorry to hear about your diagnosis and can imagine how you are feeling. I hope I can encourage you though. Even though your lymphoma may be incurable, it is treatable and with new treatments becoming available all the time, many people have long remissions between treatments.
I had my bone marrow biopsy under sedation so of course I felt no pain. Some people say it is painful...others say it is not too bad at all. It does not take long though, so that is good! They actually take some of the marrow, I believe which is the tissue in the bone cavity. It will be over before you know it!
With some lymphomas, oncologists suggesta watch and wait approach rather than giving treatment right away so do post back when you have your bone marrow results and know what the treatment plan is. Post back too if you have any more questions and we will be glad to help and encourage if we can.
Husband dx July 2003, advanced rectal cancer stage 111C; myself dx July 2006 indolent lymphoma; husband dx February 2010, stage 2 prostate cancer.