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Alternative Treatments For Follicular Lymphoma
It depends: it really depends the stage of the lymphoma from stage I TO VI the more advanced the lesser time and chance to be alive without treatment. it depends on how aggressive the tumor is,not all tumors created equally, they can detect the aggressiveness of the tumor. so there is many factors that affect the survival. so I could not give a number without knowing all the facts.why there is no treatment. ...Read more
I just started rituximab and bendamustine for follicular lymphoma. I have a headache. What can prescribed for that? Can I exercise during treatment?
Doyou not have acces: I am sure you have access to your Oncologist or chemotherapy nurse. They are happy to address any problems and prescribe medication. It is not a good idea to seek input from outsiders unless you are unable to communicate with your oncology team. Headaches are not uncommon during illness that creates stress and tension. A couple of Tylenols will take care of it provided you have informed Ur team. ...Read more
Follicular lymphoma: is characterized by relatively slow cell proliferation, at least compared to other types of lymphoma. For this reason, it is classified as an "indolent" lymphoma. A characteristic gene mutation in follicular lymphoma involves a gene called BCL2, which results in reduced tumor cell death. The net result is a slow growing tumor that is easy to treat but hard to completely eradicate. ...Read more
Yes: It needs to be followed and make sure it remains that way. It needs the hematologist to follow to make sure it is under control Best wishes ...Read more
2 years ago, i was diagnosed with chomophobe rcc. Today, i was diagnosed with follicular lymphoma. Any relation between the two at all?
Prognosis is Good.: Follicular lymphoma is a slow growing type of nhl which responds very well to treatment, but can rarely be cured. Despite this, the prognosis is generally very good and the median survival is about 8-15 years according to the nci. A recently published study from stanford has shown that since 1997 the median survival has increased to over 18 years. Life expectancy depends on the extent of disease. ...Read more
My friend was diagnosed with follicular lymphoma. The dr. Said because its aggressive its curable. I have read its just treatable. Please explain.
True but unintuitive: Lymphomas are tricky to fully understand for both patients as well as most docs including oncologists. Not only are there many types but there are many different naming systems as well. Simply there is indolent and aggressive. And each can be early or advanced stage. The indolent ones are less curable and likewise less aggressive. The faster the cells divide the more sensitive they are to tx. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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