User Reviews for Bendamustine
Also known as: Bendeka, Treanda
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|Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia||1 review||34 medications|
|Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma||3 reviews||32 medications|
|Summary of Bendamustine reviews||9.4||4 reviews|
Reviews for Bendamustine
For Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma: "Went into remission after 2 rounds with follicular non-hodgkin's lymphoma. Had significant side effects. Never really got rid of the nausea, constipation, dry flaky skin, liver function was negatively affected (recovered 3 or so months afterwards), bone marrow cellularity went from 65% to 20% which is slowly recovering. We reduced the dose for round 4 and stopped it then due to the increasing liver issues. Hair thinning a bit. Got shingles during this and then cellulitis of the shingles. Also took 6 weeks to get rid of an upper respiratory infection others had for about 10-14 days. I was far sicker with it than anyone else was. Very low counts so needed neulasta. Am in remission 2 years 8 months as of this writing."
annon1234 (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 12, 2013
10 users found this comment helpful.
For Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma: "In August of 2011 I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma at Stage 4. It was an extremely low platelet count that provided the first clue to my doctor. I was scheduled for 4 rounds of chemo, each round on two consecutive days. After the first round, within a day, the lymph glands around my jaw and neck shrunk visibly. It looked like I lost a lot of weight. The chemo worked extremely well. But within a few more days I was experiencing an adverse reaction that caused my skin to turn a deep red/purple color. I also experienced severe gout due to so many cancer cells being killed off. My feet, ankles, and knees were affected the most till finally I couldn't walk. My right leg was locked in a partially bent position. I'm ok now."
Yankee 30 (taken for less than 1 month) April 24, 2013
12 users found this comment helpful.
Treanda (bendamustine) for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma: "I was treated 2 times with Treanda. Both times my palpable tumors were gone within 14 days. The first time I was in remission for 18 months."
Anonymous May 17, 2011
55 users found this comment helpful.
For Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: "I was diagnosed with CLL 2 years ago and was roughly at stage III. Started chemo therapy last year got really sick after one cycle of chemo, dropped about 20lbs, lost my appetite for a good 3 months, was very nauseous. I caught the flu and could not shake it for 9.5 weeks. But got retested twice this year and after only one treatment out of 6 went into remission to where CLL cannot be detected in my bloodstream any longer. My undying thanks to early aggressive therapy by great VA cancer doctors."
CLLSurvivor October 8, 2010
28 users found this comment helpful.
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