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How much can a person with follicular lymphoma survive without treatment?

How much can a person with follicular lymphoma survive without treatment?

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

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I just started rituximab and bendamustine for follicular lymphoma. I have a headache. What can prescribed for that? Can I exercise during treatment?

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 (acetaminophen) will take care of it provided you have informed Ur team. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about a follicular lymphoma in situ diagnosis?

Should  I be concerned about a follicular lymphoma in situ diagnosis?

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

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Are follicular lymphoma and Agent Orange related at all?

Are follicular lymphoma and Agent Orange related at all?

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma: is considered a presumptive disease for Agent Orange by the Department of Veteran's Affairs. ...Read more

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Are there any studies linking follicular lymphoma and Agent Orange?

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Yes: Agent orange is phenoxyl hercides chemically. Epidemiology study showed an association between such as exposure and non-hodgkin's lymphoma including folicular lymphoma. An interesting article publised in J Exp Med noted a drastic clonal expansion of t(14:18) B cells in patient's blood exposed to various pesticides. Chromosomal translocation (14:18) is a hallmark for follicular lymphoma. ...Read more

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Follicular lymphoma life expectancy?

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

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Hi doctors iwant ask about follicular lymphoma 1degree and it prognosis?

Hi doctors iwant ask about follicular lymphoma 1degree and it prognosis?

Follicular lymphoma: Is in the indolent category. It tends to be advanced stage at diagnosis, and the diagnosis may or may not be an indication for treatment. The long natural history makes the sequencing of usually palliative treatment options important. ...Read more

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In follicular lymphoma will they ever remove lymph nodes?

To make diagnosis: In follicular lymphoma lymph nodes are only removed to make a diagnosis. Surgical resection of additional lymph nodes does not provide benefit. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with follicular lymphoma, is true sugar and fruit are not to be consumed?

Yes when neutropenic: People with any type of cancer who undergo chemotherapy are at risk to become neutropenic (have a significantly decreased number of neutrophils, cells that fight infection), therefore they should avoid all possible sources of infection like crowded places, sick people, and consuming fresh uncooked fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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