I got this comment this morning on my last post, and I started to respond to it in the Comments section, but I decided to post it here because I was afraid it might get lost, and it was getting too long. Anonymous, I hope you don't mind my sharing the comment here in a more visible place.
I was diagnosed with Marginal Zone NHL a little over 2
years ago and had RCHOP off the bat, because I was really sick (in ICU
for 2 weeks, several blood transfusions etc) followed by 2 yrs of Rituxin
maintenance. I'm sorry if this is off topic, but I was wondering how
the news of Senator Fred Thompson's death hit you. He was diagnosed
with Marginal Zone Lymphoma 10 years ago, had radiation, then eventually
was treated with Rituxin and went into remission for several years. I
don't know about you, but every time we lose a public figure to NHL,
specifically Indolent NHL, it brings me right back. Thank God for blogs
like yours that focus on all the new treatments etc.
However, situations such as Thompson's death make me realize that
sometimes, we do run out of options...