I had my fourth biopsy today and will find out the results on Thursday. If the inflammation is non-malignant, I’ll post a “False Alarm” on Friday. If it turns out my lymphoma is back, it will be considered a “relapsed disease” and I will be headed for salvage therapy.
That’s what they call it—look it up. Salvage therapy is “treatment that is given after the cancer has not responded to other treatments. In my case, R-CHOP chemo.
The medical community really should do a better job with their nomenclature. Relapsed is bad enough, but salvage? That’s what you do to wrecked cars and sunken ships.
Although to be fair, salvage used as a noun means “something saved from destruction or waste and put to further use.”
I can live with that.