Please don't beat yourself up about the soda ...my hubby has had Lymphoma 2 times and prostate and pancreatic ( last one ) and almost never had soda of any kind .. Only God knows your due date for departure and He is in charge but we should try to keep healthy and not give up . My hubby has had his spleen and 3/4 of his pancrease out but they said he has a lot of precancerous cells left in the head , so he got radiation and some more chemo ( pill form ) and will go for scans every few months but he is doing well now and we are very thankful . Keep praying for each other .
Looks like this topic was abandon a long time ago. Let's see if we can start it going again... I have read that drinking one full can of diet soda daily causes a 42% risk of developing Leukemia because of the Asparatame, but I have not reviewed the study. Also, I read that children who eat 12 or more hot dogs per month have nine times the normal risk of developing leukemia. My child who has T cell ALL was allowed to drink my diet sodas all throughout his childhood. I did try to get him to drink healthier options, but I can't deny that I allowed him to have what I was having more often than not. If I could change one thing, that would be it.
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I am told by me oncologist that weight has nothing to do with it. My wife, who has never been overweight, has had Follicular Lymphoma for 3 years and this last July, I was Dx'd with Large B Cell lymphoma. Started R CHOP chemo and it worked for three sessions then just seemed to stall. Cancer cells were in good reduction, but the two inguinal lymph nodes refused to shrink. Changed the chemo cocktail to GEM/OX with rituximab.
They have told me that my case is TERMINAL. I will have a PET scan in mid-January to see what my timeline is. A bone marrow transplant would help, but I am TOO OLD (according to our Gov. ) so that is not an option.
There are some very interesting experimental treatments available but are too costly to even consider. Look up Blue Scorpion.
"It is easier to raise good children than to fix bad men" by Fredrick Douglas.
Hi I am new to this site.Four years ago I was diagnosed with NHL + leukemia as it was advanced and had got into the bone marrow. There are many kinds of NHL, the type I have is considered incurable. I have never been overweight, have always eaten well and exercised regularly. I have no other illnesses. The Heamatologist I see told me to ignore stats as they are usually wrong and out of date. A lot of the people included are elderly (late 70 - 80+) or have HIV and AIDS (NHL is often a secondary for this illness). What I have read is that what our food is spayed with is the most likely cause of NHL (Cancer Society of America). Regards from New Zealand (which explains my spelling) Lesley
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There is not a direct link between obesity and cancer. HOWEVER, this is some evidence to strongly suggest that the way that we eat and more precisely what we eat CAN have an impact on how susceptible we are to cancer.
The evidence is not strong. But if you're interested, there is a very interesting book called Anticancer written by David Servan-Schreiber, MD, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor. When he relapsed, he decided to take a look at the evidence for "alternative" therapy (read: lifestyle choices) and wrote a book about what he found to help the rest of us out a little bit.
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I guess my philosophy is I'm alive unless someone tells me otherwise! I had a poor prognosis, too, but you're right, I've been cancer free about ten and a half years. I was really scared about the statistics initially. My transplant physician told me after the fact that he thought I'd be back at Dana Farber within three months, because I never really responded well to chemotherapy -- the lymphoma was put into remission prior to transplant with hyperfractionated radiation (2x a day), but I'm here. Did you have bulky disease? Where was the cancer located? Hang in there. As the days and months go by, it'll get easier. Right now it's scary because you've just gone through the treatment, and it's really easy to think something else will pop up. I think that's normal, and part of the whole process of getting your head around a cancer dx, and then really doing the whole treatment thing. You had a transplant, the really big guns, thrown at you. But, you survived all that, and you're still here, and each day/month/year will get a little easier, and then you won't have to think about it as much, or at all. Hang in there. You've made it through the toughest part. Now, you can focus on regaining your health and strength. Get the rest you need, and don't push things super hard.
MRS_AVERY - stats are stats. You are still here, and that is the most important. You are living proof the statistic are wrong. You two ladies reminds me why I am involved with the Leukemia and Lymphoma society.
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kIKIZB, I'm sorry to hear about the premature menopause and the heart/lung damage. Despite that, I want you to know that your story gives me a lot of hope. I was diagnosed with large diffused B cell Lymphoma 10-09 and after R/CHOP and RICE chemo, zevalin radiation, and BEAM chemo, I got a stem cell transplant. They quoted me horrible statistics for making it past 5 years. It's been 5 months since my transplant and I'm pretty depressed about only having 5 years or less. But you've made it 11 years, and that's Wonderful to hear. Big hugs and Embrace Life.
~~ Ellie from Ridgecrest, CA Run, walk, or crawl... see you at the finish line.
For what it's worth, I don't think lymphomas are related to obesity. I was diagnosed with NHL 1/00. I had a lot of treatment, including a BMT at Dana Farber. I was thin, rarely ate meat, didn't smoke, exercised..........and yet I developed an aggressive form of lymphoma. I think it's just the luck of the draw. Who knows. Ten years later, I am a lot heavier than I'd like to be, and I think a lot of it has to do with treatment/side effects -- the steroids, premature menopause, lack of energy, and compromised heart/lungs due to the radiation I had during treatment.
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