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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

Dr. Michael Thompson
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Lymphoma (Definition)

Lymphoma is cancer of the lymph system, which is an infection fighting collection of nodes of lymph tissue populated by white blood cells and ducts that drain excess fluid. The system ...Read more


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Do follicular lymphoma cell divide? how does this disease progress if no transformation occurs?

Do follicular lymphoma cell divide? how does this disease progress if no transformation occurs?

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

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Follicular lymphoma is curable?

Follicular lymphoma is curable?

Sometimes: But it depends on the stage of disease. Once it is stage 4 then it is difficult to cure but it can be controlled yet it often tends to keep relapsing off and on. ...Read more

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Follicular lymphoma life expectancy?

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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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 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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Is the diagnosis for Follicular Lymphoma in situ mean I actually have this cancer or could it possibly mean several different things?

Maybe lymphoma: another way to say this is transformation of the germinal centers which is a pre-lymphoma which can lead to follicular lymphoma which are an indolent low-grade tumors. I don't know any treatment or particular diet you can do to treat this at this stage you just have to wait and follow the lymph node size and be ready for another biopsy. ...Read more