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

 

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About Non-Hodgkin 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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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.

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The Importance of Living Well With Cancer

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Follicular Lymphoma Updates From ASH 2018

Dr. Neel Gupta speaks with Andrew Schorr about new and improving therapies for follicular lymphoma from ASH 2018.

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Page last updated on June 13, 2019