Due to have 5th cycle of FCR treatment next week and although lumps in neck are much reduced they are still significant in size : two of them about 2.5cm across, one on each side under the jaw line. Saw consultant yesterday and he agrees it is unlikely that the lumps will disappear even after the 6th treatment. He is now thinking that complete remission is unlikely but will know more following bone marrow test after the 6th and final treatment. The consultant is effectively saying that after the 6 cycles of treatment I will just go back to watch and wait even if the lumps are still there. Can anybody give any advice on this? My white blood counts have never been much more than 40 : always been told they are "stable" but treatment was commenced due to my being very badly affected by fatigue and due to the very large lumps in my neck. I came away from my appointment with the consultant yesterday very very disappointed.
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