About PMBCL, My Medications & Side Effects

Primary Mediastinal Large B-Cell Lymphoma [Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma]

What is primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma (PMBCL)?

Primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma (PMBCL) is a fast-growing type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). It is also sometimes called primary thymic mediastinal lymphoma. It develops when the body makes abnormal B-cells (also called B-lymphocytes). B-cells are white blood cells that fight infection.

The abnormal B-cells (lymphoma cells) develop in a part of the lymphatic system called the thymus gland. They then build up in lymph nodes in the space behind the breast bone and between the lungs. This area is called the mediastinum.

My Medications

Medications from Chemotherapy round 1-4:

♥ Cyclophosphamide ♥ Doxorubicin ♥ Vincristine ♥Rituxan ♥Rasburicase ♥Etoposide


Medications from Chemotherapy Round 5:

♥ rituximab ♥cyclophosphamide
♥doxorubicin hydrochloride.
♥vincristine ♥prednisolone


Medications from Chemotherapy Round 6-9:

♥Cyclophosphamide ♥Doxorubicin ♥Vincristine
♥Dexamethasone ♥Mesna ♥Methotrexate ♥Leucovorin ♥Cytarabine

Side Effects

Here are all the possible side affects off all the medications:

Inflammation around the port, hair loss, diarrhea, poor appetite, fertility loss, low blood pressure, itching, blue lips, nails and skin, burning sensations, nausea, vomiting, light headiness, chills, fevers, stomach pain, trouble breathing, low blood count, weak immunity, forgetfulness, nephropathy, urine may change color, eyes watering, extreme fatigue, bone pain, numbness, the list goes on with the all the changes in regimen, but these are still most of the main symptoms.

So that’s everything that is going on for the moment as well as chemotherapy. It’s going to be an interesting battle but I have lots of will power and fight in me! I will beat cancer!

My photo’s since the beginning of my diagnosis ♥

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