Two Years of Complete Remission(Lymphoma), CAR-T therapy has given her a new lease on life.

“Two Years of Complete Remission, CAR-T therapy has given her a new lease on life.  She Thought the Journey Was Over”


Yun is a 78-year-old patient who achieved a continuous complete remission for two and a half years despite relapsed/refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Diagnosed in 2019, after enduring six rounds of chemotherapy, she initially achieved complete remission as confirmed by her healthcare team. Unfortunately, the period of remission was short-lived as Yun soon experienced disease relapse, and subsequent second-line treatments failed to yield positive results.

“I vividly remember when Director Wang Li encouraged me, mentioning an advanced method called Car-T, but it was quite expensive. I was hesitant, but I discussed it with my son when I got home. When my son and daughter-in-law heard about it, they insisted on treatment. My son said, ‘Mom, you’re the only mother I have in this world. As long as you’re here, our home is complete. Money can be earned again, and if the treatment isn’t successful, at least we won’t have regrets.’ I was deeply moved. At my age, I’ve already shown strength through previous treatments. I believe that wherever my health takes me is where I belong. Everyone’s support gave me a reason to stay strong again.”

In 2021, CAR-T cell therapy was approved and launched in China, and Yun underwent this treatment at Ruijin Hospital.

Dr. Wang Li, Director of Hematology at Ruijin Hospital, explained, “CAR-T cell therapy provides new treatment options for a wide range of cancer patients.”

“Before planning Yun’s CAR-T cell therapy, lymphoma experts, considering her current tumor status and medical history, anticipated potential adverse reactions during the treatment process and discussed handling protocols. Yun’s entire journey with CAR-T cell therapy was challenging. The medical team meticulously coordinated their efforts, successfully addressing adverse reactions after CAR-T treatment, ultimately averting potential risks.”

Despite lying in her hospital bed, Yun deeply appreciates the relentless dedication of her medical caregivers. “Sometimes, directors come to see me after 10 p.m., telling me they worked late but had to check on me; some arrive by my bedside as early as 7 a.m., concerned about my well-being. I continuously remind myself that I must strive, persist, and live up to the efforts made by doctors and my entire family,” said the 78-year-old Yun . “I made it through.”

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