How to treat follicular lymphoma?
Follicular lymphoma is a common type of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL). It is a slow-growing lymphoma that starts in B-cell (B lymphocytes).
The cancer grows slowly, you may not need treatments for years. It usually can’t be cured, but you can live long with it.
The treatments of follicular lymphoma always include:
- Radiation therapy: Use high-energy beams like X-rays to kill cancer cells.
- Monoclonal antibodies: For example, rituximab (Rituxan) works well to kill lymphoma cells with fewer side effects.
- Chemotherapy: Drugs are inserted into your bloodstream through IV or as a pill.
- Radioimmunotherapy: You get Y90 ibritumomab tiuxetan (Zevalin) through an IV, it delivers radiation straight to a protein on cancer cells.
- Stem cells transplant
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