What is the first treatment for follicular lymphoma?

Your follicular lymphoma journey begins with initial treatment. As initial treatment—RITUXAN, with CVP chemotherapy, may be given to treat follicular lymphoma. These drugs work together in different ways to fight cancer. The goal in using this combination of drugs is to keep your cancer from getting worse.

How is early stage follicular lymphoma treated?

Treatments: Early Stages

If you have stage II follicular lymphoma with bulky or larger tumors, you may treat it with a monoclonal antibody, usually obinutuzumab (Gazyva) or rituximab (Rituxan), often along with chemotherapy. Depending on which lymph nodes are affected, you may then have a course of radiation therapy.

When should you start treatment for follicular lymphoma?

Active treatment is started if the patient begins to develop lymphoma-related symptoms or there are signs that the disease is progressing based on testing during follow-up visits. FL is generally very responsive to radiation and chemotherapy.

Is Stage 1 follicular lymphoma curable?

As discussed above, people with stage I follicular lymphoma can be cured with radiation therapy (see ‘Radiation therapy’ above). For people with stage II, III, or IV disease (table 1), the average survival is greater than 20 years.

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What is the treatment for Stage 1 lymphoma?

Treatment for stage 1 Hodgkin lymphoma is usually 2 to 4 cycles of chemotherapy. You might also have radiotherapy.

What is the prognosis for follicular lymphoma?

The survival rate for follicular lymphoma at five years (that is, the percentage of patients who will be alive 5 years after diagnosis) is 80-90% and median survival is approximately 10-12 years. People with stage I follicular lymphoma may be able to be cured with radiation therapy.

What is the chemo treatment for follicular lymphoma?

RITUXAN therapy

As initial treatment—RITUXAN, with CVP chemotherapy, may be given to treat follicular lymphoma. These drugs work together in different ways to fight cancer. The goal in using this combination of drugs is to keep your cancer from getting worse.

What is the latest treatment for follicular lymphoma?

The newest drug to be approved by the FDA for follicular lymphoma is Copiktra (duvelisib), an oral drug that targets PI3K-alpha, a protein that is overexpressed in many B-cell cancers, including follicular lymphoma, and encourages the growth of cancerous cells.

Can I live a long life with follicular lymphoma?

The five-year survival rate for follicular lymphoma is between 80 and 90 percent, which means at least 80 to 90 percent of patients diagnosed with follicular lymphoma can live for at least five years after the diagnosis. Half of the patients diagnosed with this type of cancer can live for approximately 10 to 12 years.

Can you cure follicular lymphoma?

Although follicular lymphoma usually can’t be cured, you can live long and well with it. This cancer grows slowly. You may not need treatment for many years, or ever.

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Why did I get follicular lymphoma?

Follicular lymphoma develops when the body makes abnormal B lymphocytes. These lymphocytes are a type of white blood cell that normally helps us fight infections. When you have a lymphoma, the abnormal lymphocytes build up in the lymph nodes or other body organs.

What foods should you avoid if you have lymphoma?

Limit your intake of saturated (‘sat’) fats. This type of fat is found in foods such as butter, meat, cakes, and many processed foods, such as sausages and crisps. It’s fine to have a little bit of saturated fat. Women should eat no more than 20g a day; men should eat no more than 30g a day.

Can you live 20 years with lymphoma?

Most people with indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma will live 20 years after diagnosis. Faster-growing cancers (aggressive lymphomas) have a worse prognosis. They fall into the overall five-year survival rate of 60%.

Is follicular lymphoma serious?

Follicular lymphoma is usually not considered to be curable, but more of a chronic disease. Patients can live for many years with this form of lymphoma.

How many chemo treatments are needed for lymphoma?

Treatment for many patients is chemotherapy (usually 2 to 4 cycles of the ABVD regimen), followed by radiation to the initial site of the disease (involved site radiation therapy, or ISRT). Another option is chemotherapy alone (usually for 3 to 6 cycles) in selected patients.

Which is worse Hodgkins or non Hodgkins?

Is Hodgkin’s worse than non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma? The progression of Hodgkin’s lymphoma is typically more predictable than that of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The prognosis of Hodgkin’s lymphoma is also better than that of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma since non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is often diagnosed at a more advanced stage.

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