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I HAVE A LYMPHOMA/32

Updated on October 22, 2010

T-CELL LYMPHOMA.

In response to some more queries I have researched more on T-CELL Lymphoma, the type of Cancer that I am currently receiving treatment for by CHOP Treatment.

Not wishing to be in any way over Technical, T-Cell, peripheral, as in my case,is a specific type of Non- Hodgkin Lymphoma and full details on this are on the internet.Basically, it is a cancer of the lymphatic system.

My unwanted lymphoma has attached to the outside of the liver. Neck thymus,.armpits spleen,diaphragm and groin are other favoured areas and avoiding the spread to these is one function of the Chop programme..The cancer seeks to circulate via the lymphatic system.

 B-CELL and T- CELL ARE THE 2 TYPES OF LYMPHOCYTES WHICH ARE A TYPE OF WHITE BLOOD CELL AND HELP DEFEND AGAINST INFECTION AND DISEASE. PERIPHERAL T-CELL LYMPHOMA, MORE COMMON IN MEN THAN WOMEN OCCURS IN AROUND 1-100 CASES.

The stages of the disease are rated1-4 according to the spread and positioning {above/below diaphragm}. and are further staged as A or B and sometimes E. They are also graded into 2 groups {low/high}. Low usually grows slower than High.Whatever, T-Cell Lymphoma is high graded and requires the prompt treatment afforded to me currently.

CHOP CONSTITUENTS.

Chemotherapy, in my case, the CHOP 14 programme is the usual treatment for T-Cell.In my case there are 4 drugs involved ,others can involve up to 6.The constituents of my programme are as follows:

1.VINCRISTINE.

2.DOXORUBICIN.

3.CYCLOPHOSHAMIDE.

4.PREDNISOLONE.

Again ,access via internet to discover the function of each as part of the programme designed to attack the invader and barricade against further intrusions.As ever Macmillan Cancer Support Charity has informative documentation on these matters which can be printed off for those wishing to pursue further research from this basic point.

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