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

Contents 7
How to use this book 8
Part 1: Follicular lymphoma basics 9
Lymphatic system 10
A disease of cells 10
Diagnosis 12
Review 16
Part 2: Treatment planning 17
Medical history 18
Physical exam 19
Blood tests 19
Imaging tests 21
Bone marrow exam 22
Heart tests 23
Fertility and pregnancy 23
Review 24
Part 3: Overview of cancer treatments 25
Immunotherapy 26
Immunomodulators 27
Chemotherapy 28
Steroids 30
Targeted therapy 31
Radioimmunotherapy 32
Radiation therapy 32
Blood stem cell transplant 34
Clinical trials 35
Review 36
Part 4: Treatment guide 37
Treatment process 38
Typical type 39
Pediatric type 46
Review 47
Part 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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