Updated: Oct 21, 2020
DLBCL, or Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma is the the most common and most aggressive form of Lymphoma and it forms in the B cell Lymphocytes within white blood cells. CNS lymphoma, or Central Nervous System Lymphoma is comprised of malignant cells that form in the lymph tissue of the brain/spinal cord.
My mother Christie, has been diagnosed with stage 4 DLBCL and CNS lymphoma. Her cancer has expressed itself as a lesion on her lung, a tumor in her brain, and it has affected her white blood cells . She has completed her first round of IV, inpatient chemo at UTSW under the care of Dr. Awan.
Below you will find two articles that offer more insight into the types of cancers Christie is currently battling.
Hello - this is Greg. In light of the links above, I'd like to tell you about the robust hope and peace that Christie enjoys. Let's talk for a few minutes about "fact" vs. "truth". In our natural realm, "seeing is believing". No one is disputing the "fact" of her lymphoma diagnosis. However, the bible says that "the things that are seen are temporal [subject to change] - if you can see the condition [whatever it might be] it is subject to change (2 Cor 4:18) but... the things which are not seen are eternal. Said another way, facts in the natural realm can change but God's eternal truth will never change. From God's vantage point, "believing is seeing". With this in mind, the "truth" of God's word says:
Is. 53:4 Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses, and distresses) and carried our sorrows and pains [of punishment], yet we [ignorantly] considered Him stricken, smitten, and afflicted by God [as if with leprosy].
Is. 53:5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole.
All God can do is offer us these promises - what we do with them is ultimately up to us. As you follow our family's journey, please know that Christie is not fighting this battle in her own strength. She has a loving Savior that is walking through this valley with her every step of the way...