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Diffuse Large B-Cell (DLBCL) Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Stories: Diffuse Large B-Cell

Luis V., Diffuse Large B-Cell (DLBCL), Stage 4

1st Symptoms: Persistent cough, fatigue, unexplained weight loss

Treatment: Chemotherapy R-CHOP and methotrexate

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Stories

Luis’s Story: Diffuse Large B-Cell (DLBCL), Stage 4

Luis shares his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma story, getting diagnosed with stage 4 diffuse large b-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), undergoing R-CHOP chemotherapy, and managing physical and emotional wellness.

Below, The Patient Story breaks down his story into three segments with three captioned videos. Thank you, Luis, for sharing your story.

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  • Name: Luis V.
  • Diagnosis (DX)
  • Age at DX: 57
  • 1st Symptoms
    • Persistent cough
    • Extreme fatigue
    • Night sweats
  • Treatment
    • R-CHOP Chemotherapy

How I Got Diagnosed

Luis shares his first symptoms and what finally got him to go to a doctor, as well as the importance of self-advocacy as a patient.

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R-CHOP Chemo & Side Effects

After diagnosis, Luis underwent R-CHOP and methotrexate for his chemotherapy. He shares the cycles and getting through the side effects.

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Survivorship


The impact of cancer goes well beyond the physical, but also the mental and emotional. Luis talks about how he dealt with survivorship (as a self-described pessimist).

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