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Mike

Mike
Bio: Diagnosed in February 2009 by accident. Went to see the gastroenterologist to set up a preventive colonoscopy. His routine exam of my abdomen found organs out of position causing him to order a ct scan, this suggested lymphoma, a subsequent biopsy confirmed it.
Cancer Type: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Diffuse large B cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms: night sweats, back pain, fever, weight loss At the time of diagnosis I didn't realize these were symptoms, didn't consider the important.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: lymph node removal for biopsy (2) bone marrow biopsy, installation of a port a cath.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: R-Chop, eight sessions one every 3 or 4 weeks, side effects, nausea, loss of appetite, some muscle aches

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