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  User name: ipe157
  Location: Lymph nodes     Stage: Unknown
  Vermont, 5446 Age: 76
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I had a lump in my neck, and I had it checked out because I had Hodgkin's Disease when I was 25 years old. It also started with a lump in my neck. I also had prostate cancer in 2004.


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by ipe157 @ Wed Oct 7, 2009 02:15 AM
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No significant changes. lymphocite count getting higher, but at a very slow rate. My number has doubled since I was diagnosed in 03, but that took six years, so I was told No treatment needed so far. If I continue at the current rate, it is projected that I will be in my 90's before I need treatment. Watchful waiting continue to be the order for the day. I dd have my aortic valve replaced last November, which could be related to the radation treatments I had for Hodgkin's Disease in 1967 when I was 25 years old. I am also have problems with sever arthritis.
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by ipe157 @ Mon Apr 6, 2009 12:14 AM
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My lymphocyte count has doubled since my diagnosis in 2003. I have had no treatments since my diagnosis, and my cancer has not caused any significant health problems that I am aware of. I had open heart surgery in November to replace my aortic valve that may have been damaged by radiation treatments I had for Hodgkins Disease in 1967. My oncologist does not feel that I need any treatments yet. That will happen when I show a rapid doubling of my lymphocite count. I feel very fortunate that my cancer has not progressed much since 2003, and hopefully some curative drug will be developed before I need regular chemo intervention.
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by ipe157 @ Sat Jan 31, 2009 09:16 AM
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My blood work continues to get worse over time, but not at a rate that requires intervention yet. I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins in 2003, and my lymphocyte count has doubled since then, and my white count has also increased. My oncologist says that I don't need chemo yet. He said that a doubling of my count over a short period of time is the indicator for chemo. I have numerous enlarged lymph nodes, but they are not large enough to cause any problems. He indicated that I won't need chemo until I am in my 90's if I continue at the rate I am going. Hopefully, by that time there were be more treatment options. He is emphasizing weight loss as one thing I can do to help keep my lymphocyte count down to keep my insulin levels low. We continue with watchful waiting as the approach. I just has open heart surgery that my be related to the radiation treatments I had for the Hodgkin's disease that I had when I was 25.
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by ipe157 @ Thu Dec 18, 2008 07:01 PM
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No treatment since diagnosis. Instead, watchful waiting has been the approach. Although my white blood count and lymphasites have increased, they have not increased at a rate that would warrant chemo. Chemo will be considered if there is a doubling of the lymphasites within a short period of time.

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