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How is low grade lymphoma usually treated?

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Dr. Stephen Noga
Internal Medicine - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Still controversial

Current thinking is that if in early stages, it may be ok to just follow since it is so slow growing.
May not cause a problem for years. If more advanced, currently chemotherapy combined with immune therapy (usually a monoclonal antibody called rituximab) is used. Most patients can achieve remission but the disease is currently not considered curable.

In brief: Still controversial

Current thinking is that if in early stages, it may be ok to just follow since it is so slow growing.
May not cause a problem for years. If more advanced, currently chemotherapy combined with immune therapy (usually a monoclonal antibody called rituximab) is used. Most patients can achieve remission but the disease is currently not considered curable.
Dr. Stephen Noga
Dr. Stephen Noga
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Dr. Agos Luca
Pathology

In brief: See below...

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...

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. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: It depends

Low grade lymphoma may be treated in a variety of ways depending on how the lymphoma is behaving.
Sometimes chemotherapy or radiation will be used. In many cases it can just be observed for weeks or months or even years before therapy is required.

In brief: It depends

Low grade lymphoma may be treated in a variety of ways depending on how the lymphoma is behaving.
Sometimes chemotherapy or radiation will be used. In many cases it can just be observed for weeks or months or even years before therapy is required.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Depends a lot on

What organs are affected, what symptoms, and critically if it expressed the b-cell marker cd-20.
This conveys uses of the Rituximab antibody treatment, if any treatment at all is indicated, versus watchful waiting.

In brief: Depends a lot on

What organs are affected, what symptoms, and critically if it expressed the b-cell marker cd-20.
This conveys uses of the Rituximab antibody treatment, if any treatment at all is indicated, versus watchful waiting.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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