A 20-year-old male asked:
my dad(58) has dlbcl(nonhodgkin's). after 2nd r-chop chemo it shrunk form 11 to 2,5cm. but after 6th chemo still 2cm. i need recomendation pls.tq.
1 doctor answer
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion answered
35 years experience Medical Oncology
Scar?: Very large nodes in patients with lymphoma often have a component of inflammation and scar tissue in addition to the cancer. Chemo may kill all the cancer but the lymph node could remain somewhat big and it is OK as long as the cancer cells are dead. We often do a PET scan or even another biopsy to see if there is cancer left. Have faith and ask your father's doc what are his/her plans. Best 2U
Answered on Feb 5, 2015
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