Follicular Dendritic Cell Sarcoma

Follicular dendritic cell sarcoma (FDC sarcoma) is a very rare type of blood cancer. It is similar to lymphoma, but doctors usually treat it as a soft tissue sarcoma. FDC sarcoma develops from specialised cells in the lymph nodes. The lymph nodes are part of the lymphatic system, which helps to fight infection.
Most FDC sarcomas develop in the lymph nodes and are called nodal cancers. But about 3 out of 10 (30%) develop elsewhere in the body such as:

  • head and neck area
  • digestive system (bowel, stomach)
  • spleen
  • liver

These FDC sarcomas are known as extranodal tumours, because they grow outside the lymph nodes.

Lesley, from Australia suffers from Follicular Dendritic Cell Sarcoma. Before coming to Verita Life, Lesley was being treated at The Prince of Wales Hospital in Australia where she had several different types of Chemotherapy, Radiation Therapy and Immunotherapy.

When her cancer continued to grow she decided to try Integrative Treatment.

Lesley’s Treatment

At Verita Life, Lesley’s treatment protocol included IPT, which includes low dose Chemotherapy, IVs, Hyperthermia, Lymphatic Drainage and Deep Tissue Massage. Lesley found the doctors and staff to be very knowledgeable and caring.

She was also very impressed by the state-of-the-art facilities in Bangkok and said that the level of hygiene observed was impeccable