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12/1/2016 Latest post:
Kyle (age 24) got diagnosed with stage III diffuse large B-cell (non-Hodgkin’s) lymphoma on the Monday of Thanksgiving week (Nov 23, 2016).
His symptoms came on suddenly, mostly pain in his left side and left shoulder. He checked into a hospital and was immediately put on morphine. A CT scan revealed that his spleen had nearly doubled in size (which was causing the pain), and that he had some enlarged lymph nodes behind his stomach. They took a biopsy of a couple of those lymph nodes and one week later, we were told he had cancer.
His chemo treatments will be administered every 3 weeks, for a total of 6-8 treatments. He had his first successful chemo treatment on Dec 2nd (no reactions).
When he has completed chemo he will have radiation treatments to target a large tumor near his spleen.
We are asking for prayers that the treatments work, and that he doesn’t have any permanent side effects.