On October 19th, I was officially diagnosed with the correct subtype of lymphoma.
I have Diffuse Large B-Cell Primary Mediastinal Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Quite the mouthful, eh?
This is one of the two most common types of Lymphoma found in people my age. It is an aggressive lymphoma, which sounds scary, but the good thing is when treated properly, the cure rate is very high. In other words, most people make it out of this thing just fine.
The treatment is as follows: 6 cycles of chemotherapy. Each cycle is 3 weeks, totaling about 18 weeks of treatment. Each cycle consists of 5 straight days of chemotherapy infusion through a pick line, and 16 days of rest.