NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Follicular Lymphoma Grade 1-2

27 NCCN Guidelines for Patients ® : Follicular Lymphoma, Grade 1–2, 2017 3 Overview of cancer treatments Chemotherapy recover before the next cycle. Cycles vary in length depending on which drugs are used. Often, a cycle is 2 to 4 weeks long. If you will have chemotherapy, ask your doctor how many cycles will be given. Also ask how many days of treatment there are within a cycle. Chemotherapy may consist of one or more drugs. When only one drug is used, it is called a single agent. However, not all drugs work the same way, so often more than one drug is used. A combination regimen is the use of two or more chemotherapy drugs. A steroid, immunotherapy, or both are often added to chemotherapy. Side effects of chemotherapy Side effects are unhealthy or unpleasant physical or emotional responses to treatment. They differ among people. Some people have many side effects. Other people have few. Some side effects can be very serious. Others can be unpleasant but not serious. Side effects of chemotherapy depend on multiple factors. These factors include the drug type, amount taken, length of treatment, and the person. In general, side effects are caused by the death of fast- growing cells. Fast-growing cells are found in the hair follicles, gut, mouth, and blood. Death of these cells can cause Guide 2. Chemotherapy Generic (chemical) name Brand name (sold as) Bendamustine hydrochloride Treanda ® , Bendeka™ Carboplatin – Chlorambucil Leukeran ® Cisplatin Platinol ® Cyclophosphamide – Cytarabine Cytosar-U ® Doxorubicin hydrochloride – Etoposide; Etoposide phosphate Etopophos ® Preservative Free Fludarabine phosphate Fludara ® Gemcitabine hydrochloride Gemzar ® Ifosfamide – Mitoxantrone hydrochloride Novantrone ® Oxaliplatin Eloxatin ® Procarbazine hydrochloride Matulane ® Vincristine sulfate – Vinorelbine Navelbine ®