Relapsed and Refractory Stories

The journey for people whose cancers have relapsed or who don’t respond to firstline treatment looks very different. This often requires second-line or third-line treatment. Hear from patients and families who've been through some of the newest applications of drugs and treatments giving hope to those who’ve relapsed or who are refractory.

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Hodgkin, Stage II, Relapse

• Name: Fabiola Lopez
• Cancer details: Stage II with bulky disease, relapsed after 1st chemo, 2nd chemo & bone marrow transplant before remission
• 1st Symptoms: Shortness of breath, dry cough, fatigue
• Treatment: ABVD chemotherapy, IGEV chemo, bone marrow transplant, BEAM chemo, brentuximab

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Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Refractory

• Name: Shahzad Bhat
• Cancer details: Nicole Bhat fought for her husband to get CAR T-cell therapy after he was told the first-line chemo didn't put him into remission from non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
• 1st Symptoms: Extreme fatigue
• Treatment: R&B, R-ICE, R-EPOCH, CAR T-cell therapy