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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 (acetaminophen) will take care of it provided you have informed Ur team. ...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
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
I have follicular lymphoma, ive read that there is a benefit from a gluten free diet. Is this true or speculation?
Not true: There is no data to support that benefit. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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