NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma

Contents 7
How to use this book 8
1 DLBCL basics 9
Lymphatic system 10
A disease of cells 10
Diagnosis 12
Review 15
2 Treatment planning 16
Medical history 17
Physical exam 18
Blood tests 18
Imaging tests 20
Bone marrow exam 21
Spinal fluid tests 22
Prognostic scores 23
Heart tests 24
Fertility and pregnancy 24
Review 25
3 Overview of cancer treatments 26
Immunotherapy 27
Immunomodulators 28
Chemotherapy 29
Steroids 32
Targeted therapy 32
Radiation therapy 33
Blood stem cell transplant 35
Clinical trials 37
Review 38
4 Treatment guide 39
First-line treatment 40
Follow-up care 44
Second-line treatment 46
Review 46
5 Making treatment decisions 48
It’s your choice 49
Questions to ask your doctors 49
What’s my diagnosis and prognosis? 50
What are my options? 51
What does each option require of me? 52
What is your experience? 53
Deciding between options 54
Websites 55
Review 55
Glossary 56
Dictionary 57
Acronyms 61
NCCN Panel Members for B-cell Lymphomas 64
NCCN Member Institutions 65
Index 66

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