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Doctors don't know

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  • Posted By: kim milewsky
  • August 8, 2007
  • 04:59 PM

In February of 2007, I was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma, stage 1, multi-cellular. The doctors were very confident I would be fine after chemotherapy (ABVD). I did 8 treatments - the usual time and type of treatment. After getting the proper scans (CT and PET) they told me nothing had changed. They are baffled and I am too. Now they tell me the next step is extreme chemo and a bone marrow transplant. I'm scared!!! I don't have the confidence that the next step will work. I wonder if they misdiagnosed me in the first place. I am seeing another doctor and consulting a specialist in Lymphoma, but they are slow to get back to me. Has anyone experienced this?

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