Hello! I was initially diagnosed in 2006. Stage 4. After 8 doses of Rituximab, I have been m in remission...and have remained in total remission--- until July of this year. At my July 2015 visit to my Oncologist, we discovered that my CLL has "returned", seemingly with a vengeance! I am scheduled to have 6-8 doses of Rituxan again. My questions to all of you who may have undertaken this 'relapsed CLL' journey... Will the Rituxan be more toxic (cause more serious side effects than my previous rounds back in 2006? Is there anything I need to do to prepare for this next level of my CLL?
Thank you all -- mostly for just for being here. It helps so much to have a wonderful community of fellows who understand EVERYTHING I am going through and can share their experiences and support!