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Posted on Nov. 6, 2019, 7:31 a.m.
Today I had another chemo session.. I am 3 away to be completed.. I have Hodgkins lymphoma. And for the past two times I have been getting stomach pain like if it's. A stomach flu feeling... And I ... read more
Posted on Oct. 24, 2019, 10:50 p.m.
Has anybody had chemotherapy directly into their spine? If so, could you share your experience?
Posted on Oct. 23, 2019, 1:27 a.m.
Had another chemo session today . I am 2 months away or /4 to go.. and oncologist said since previous pet scan was well showed 100% chemo response .. I will only require to do a ct scan once my fi... read more
Posted on Oct. 9, 2019, 4:15 p.m.
Has anyone had Rituxan maintenance? I'm curious what side effects there are with Rituxan alone.
Posted on Sept. 27, 2019, 8:10 a.m.
I'm officially Half way done my chemo session for stage 3 Hodgkins lymphoma . No visual active cells since last full body scan
Posted on Sept. 11, 2019, 6:59 a.m.
doctor said I got the best chemo response .. 100% responce right after the second session . After viewing my pet scan after doing 4 rounds of chemo , I had another one today
Posted on Aug. 26, 2019, 9:26 p.m.
Once I'm completely done with all my remaining chemo session. how long will it take for my immune system to come back.. and will it be strong again ?
Posted on Aug. 15, 2019, 2:47 a.m.
Hey ! Today I had another session my 3rd one out of 12 today is chemo done .. 9 session left to go everything went smoothly and we'll.. just had slight fatigue but gone now .. so far hopefully it ... read more
Posted on Aug. 6, 2019, 7:11 p.m.
Hey ! I'm new to cancerbro my name Is Jer, I've been diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkins Lymphoma , I already did 2 rounds of chemotherapy and I have 10 rounds left
Posted on Aug. 6, 2019, 1:01 p.m.
I had my seven month CT scan yesterday and I am happy to say that my doctor said the scan “looks great”. Such a relief.

Welcome to our Lymphoma Forum and Support Group

Join our Lymphoma forum to connect with people dealing with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Here you can connect with other cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers to share your personal stories, feelings, and experiences with other community members. 

Sometimes it feels better to talk with someone who knows what you are really going through. In our Lymphoma discussion forum, you can ask questions and share your concerns. You can also connect with survivors and talk to them privately.

About Lymphoma:

Lymphoma is a type of cancer which begins in the cells called lymphocytes. Lymphocytes are the cells of the immune system which are present in the spleens, lymph nodes, bone marrow, thymus, and other parts of the body. According to American Cancer Society, in the United States there will be approximately 8,110 new cases of Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2019.

Types of lymphoma:

  1. Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: In this type of lymphoma, malignant cells start growing in the lymphatic system which may spread aggressively beyond the lymphatic system. 

  2. Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: This type of lymphoma starts in the lymph nodes or other lymph tissue. It mostly affects adults but children can get it too. There will be approximately 74,200 new cases of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in the United States [2019].


Risk Factors of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma:

  1. Family history
  2. Weak immune system
  3. Previous infection with EBV infection or mononucleosis. 
  4. Age: Occurs most often in early adulthood (15 to 40s) or late adulthood (after age 55).

Symptoms of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma:

  1. Painless swelling of lymph nodes.
  2. Unexplained weight loss. 
  3. Fatigue and weakness.
  4. Itching on skin.
  5. Cough or chest pain. 

Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Risk Factors:

  1. Radiation Exposure
  2. Previous history of chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
  3. Age: Most cases occur in people older than 60. 
  4. Infection with HIV, HTLV-1, HHV8, or Epstein-Barr Virus.
  5. Immune system deficiency

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