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Follicular Lymphoma Grade 3B - Husband recently diagnosed - what is survival?

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Old 03-08-2013, 09:25 PM   #1
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Follicular Lymphoma Grade 3B - Husband recently diagnosed - what is survival?


On 1/28 my husband was diagnosed with Follicular Lymphoma Grade 3B - considered Stage 3 since slight uptake in stomache node but our specialist said he was a Stage 3 with very little cancer in the body. Recommended 6 rounds of RCHOP.

History: He noticed that a "problem" node was swollen again by his jaw at Thanksgiving, went to primary on before Christmas for ultrasound, CTScan on New Years Eve, biopsy around 1/14, removed node on 1/24 and started chemo 2/15 and just finished round 2 of RCHOP today...grateful for fast moving doctors!

Hard to find information on Grade 3B! Lots on the low grade but not much for the oxymoron "aggressive slow growth cancer" variety. I have done as much research as possible and the specialist we saw said he had an 80% chance to be cured...yes "cured" as Grade 3B acts similiar to the curable diffuse b cell cancer. He is 47 years old and we have a 5yr old and 2yr old so we are PRAYING hard for that cure.

My husband has been a champ so far! Thank God. He has not missed a day of work since all the dr appts ended right before chemo started, except for RCHOP days. He wakes up at 6am every day, 6 days a week to work out - cardio and this last week has started to lift weights at night. I make him gluten free, organic food that eats 5-6 times a day. Has not had any sugar other than natural sweetners in 5 weeks and I think eating, sleeping and working out has helped him push through some of the side effects of chemo.

Looking for some positive, uplifting testimonies for GRADE 3B! Are you considered cured or have you been told something different?

Thank you in advance.

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Old 06-01-2014, 03:14 PM   #2
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Re: Follicular Lymphoma Grade 3B - Husband recently diagnosed - what is survival?

I was hoping for more replies to your question because 1/15/2014 I was diagnoised with 70% DLBCL and 30% Follicular. My pathology report listed it as Grade 3b. I noticed one day that a huge lump showed up on my neck. It took awhile but after removal of non shrinking large lymph node, and a PET/CT scan, I was stage 1 - Grade 3b. My doctor told me that it was two different cancers at the same time and that the DLBCL can be cured. I have been told I'm in remission after the 4th chemo and will have my 6th round this Wednesday. Chemo has been relatively easy on me but do have some tingling in the fingertips. How has your husband been doing in the last year now?

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