Bendamustine vs FCR

My consultant is discussing treatment options with me. Been in W and W for almost 6 years but now my ALC is over145 and my haemaglobin is drifting down below 120.

He is suggesting that Bendamustine with Rituximab will be a better option for me than FCR because of some particular presentation of my condition.

Does anyone have experience of Bendamustine to share?

Thanks

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  • There are lots of previous posts from members who have had Bendamustine/Rituximab (BR). Check out these while waiting for more recent replies: healthunlocked.com/search/b...

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    Neil

  • HI, Clovelly, we are all very different with our gene's ,mutations and other things, so I think that doctors are still figuring out what is best for each patient. I did not have rituximab only bendamustine over 8 years ago. And I thank God I'm doing Great, I pray that they make the right decision for your treatment. I think it's a role of the dice for what treatment will really work that is what I think , Best wishes to you and all.

  • I had BR treatment in 2012, and am still in remission - not sure how much longer that will last, but after treatment for CLL and a following carcinoma, have been in very good shape. I won't repeat the details here, but you can read my "Replies" - not 'posts' - if you want to see what happened.

  • Hi I am currently on B&R, have had 4 cycles. Rough ride at first but now starting to feel much improvement. I post my progress as on a regular basis so feel free to peruse. We are all different & react differently but hopefully my journey will give you a heads up. Best wishes going forward.

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