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Wednesday: Day 175 Post SCT

"Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them." - Orison Swett Marden


Wednesday, Feb. 13, marks day 175 since my stem cell transplant. It is also less than a month before the second anniversary of the first appearance of the tumors that signaled the start of this bout with mantle cell lymphoma. This has been a journey like none other. And we are happy to report on this date that we are cancer-free and well on the road to better health!

A week ago Friday, we visited City of Hope and received the confirmation that our last CT scan was negative with no sign of the lymphoma and our blood counts were all good. So much progress has been made that Dr. Nakamura has cut back our regular visits to once a month.

These good developments far exceed the original expectations, but fulfill our hopes and prayers.

And speaking of hope, we discovered the f…

What are monoclonal antibodies?

[ALTACITIES.COM] ... Rituximab Spreading its Wings >> Rituximab use is no longer restricted to lymphomas. The last few years has witnessed a revolution in the treatment of lymphoma with the use of monoclonal antibodies. Rituximab has been the most potent of the 'mabs' and has turned the treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma on its head. And now, increasingly this drug has found uses in a number of other non-cancerous conditions.
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