Department of Internal Medicine, Hyogo Prefectural Tsukaguchi Hospital, Hyogo, Japan.
Nodal marginal zone B cell lymphoma is a rare type of malignant lymphoma and appears to be heterogeneous. Here we report a 60-year-old woman with stage I splenic type of nodal marginal zone B cell lymphoma with prominent follicular colonization. She was treated only by radiation therapy, and remained free of disease on examination for 4 years. The lymph node cells showed an abnormal chromosome of deletion 13, although neither bone marrow cells nor peripheral blood cells demonstrated the same abnormal chromosome. This type of chromosomal abnormality has not been previously reported and may be related to good prognosis in the present case.
Am old enough to understand the difference between the Bay of Pigs - and roasting a pig at a epicurian feast. Been thru the hippy, yippie and yuppie years - always remaining who I am.
Very much believe in "Sing your own song - weave your own tapestry"
Am young enough to still know the thrill of new discoveries, the beauty of the evening, to celebrate the joy of another tommorow.
Survived these many decades with a severe medical problems. Sorting out the maze of now having two lymphomas and all their nasty little companions, but I continue.
Besides, being a simple iconoclastic eclectic, have been called many things. An incurable romanticist - with a strong touch of reality. Thinker, intellectual (God, how I hate that term) - been told I am a lion with the heart of the poet.
Know how to wage war and conquer my foes - but would rather be known as one who brings hope and life. To bring hope into anothers life is the ultimate of joys.
Life should be about bringing hope, peace, vision... a sense of purpose beyond yourself.