About Lymphoma: A Shareable Guid for Patients, Family and Friends


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About Lymphoma: A Shareable Guide for Patients, Family and Friends


Lymphoma is a cancer that starts in cells that are part of the body's immune system. The most common type is known as non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), and follicular lymphoma (FL) is a common subtype of that.

  • Knowing which type of lymphoma you have is important, because it affects your treatment options and your prognosis. 
  • Today there are several new treatments for FL used alone or in combination. 
  • Some people do not need treatment right away and when they do, the disease can often be managed for many years as a chronic condition. 
  • Besides approved therapies, there are now many clinical trials for lymphoma, so it is important to understand and discuss the full range of options as you begin a treatment plan. 


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A diagnosis of lymphoma can be overwhelming for the entire family. Open discussion between family members, health professionals and patients can help ensure the best care. We encourage you to join our community and to check out our brief videos to find the most up-to-date information from leading experts about support, new treatments, clinical trials, communication, financial issues and much more.

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Lymphoma Videos and Transcripts

What Are the Symptoms of Follicular Lymphoma?

Learn the signs, symptoms and presentation of follicular and indolent type non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) from Dr. Wyndham Wilson of the NCI.


Asking for Help After a Serious Health Diagnosis

Yolanda Patton, a clinical social of worker at City of Hope, helps patients and their families to recognize when and how to reach out for help.


Follicular Lymphoma News From ASH 2015

As part of our 2015 American Society of Hematology (ASH) coverage, Andrew and Dr. Jeff Sharman discuss the progress of follicular lymphoma research.


ASH 2015 Follicular Lymphoma News: Moving Beyond Chemotherapy

Patient Power Founder, Andrew Schorr, patient advocate Carol Preston, are joined by Dr. Jennifer Cultrera to discuss the encouraging progress in treating follicular lymphomas.


Combining Doctors, Combining Medicines for Better Care

Dr. James Rubenstein, Dr. Jeremy Abramson and Dr. Wyndham Wilson join Dr. John Gribben to discuss how multidisciplinary care, new therapies, and combination therapies are re-shaping the landscape of lymphoma treatment.


Why Should Patients Consider Participating in a Clinical Trial?

Clinical trials are vital in the development of new, advanced therapies to treat lymphoma. So why should patients consider enrolling in a clinical trial?


How Do We Afford the New Therapies?

Dr. John Gribben is joined by Dr. Jeremy Abramson and Dr. Wyndham Wilson as the experts share their perspective on the cost of new agents and how the cost could come down over time while preserving the hope for a cure.


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