My counts have been high, but not to the point that I would consider a red alert.
Because of lymph node growth in size in my abdominal area and the concern that it could affect the bile duct, my dr wants to start treatment; however he wasn't certain as to which one. Either Ibrutinib or the retuxan + bendamustine treatment were the 2 choices given. Diagnosed over 2 years ago and presently on w&w, I have experienced enlarging and then decreasing of lymph glands in neck. My cat scans assert that there is a progression in size throughout. Dr claims that the R&B will take care of it and yet a bottle or ibrutinib showed up on my doorstep. I am voluntarily withholding any treatment until someone can sort things out to my understanding. And then the major question is- will any treatment prolong my life expectancy? When first diagnosed I was told that it would be a long time before any treatment was necessary, and now here I stand, confused ! The pains that I had in my abdominal area, soon after eating are gone. The neck lymph glands in my neck have reduced in size to where I feel they were 2 years ago.. Once again, Confused !