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What is low grade lymphoma, plus how is it treated?

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Dr. Agos Luca
Pathology

In brief: See below...

Generally speaking, lymphoma is a type of cancer that occurs in lymph nodes and other organs containing lymphoid tissue.
Low grade lymphoma is a category that encompasses several types of lymphoma that are not aggressive and usually behave in a mild manner. Many times these low-grade lymphomas are not even treated (watchful waiting) but other times chemotherapy is necessary.

In brief: See below...

Generally speaking, lymphoma is a type of cancer that occurs in lymph nodes and other organs containing lymphoid tissue.
Low grade lymphoma is a category that encompasses several types of lymphoma that are not aggressive and usually behave in a mild manner. Many times these low-grade lymphomas are not even treated (watchful waiting) but other times chemotherapy is necessary.
Dr. Agos Luca
Dr. Agos Luca
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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Cancer of lymph cell

There are different types of lymphoma.
Low grade lymphomas develop and progress slowly, can be treated but only rarely cured, and are treated with immunotherapy, chemotherapy and or radiation therapy depending on the stage and location of the disease. Living 10 years or more from diagnosis is not unusual. Some patients are not treated at first, and may go years before needing treatment.

In brief: Cancer of lymph cell

There are different types of lymphoma.
Low grade lymphomas develop and progress slowly, can be treated but only rarely cured, and are treated with immunotherapy, chemotherapy and or radiation therapy depending on the stage and location of the disease. Living 10 years or more from diagnosis is not unusual. Some patients are not treated at first, and may go years before needing treatment.
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
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