NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Mantle Cell Lymphoma

35 NCCN Guidelines for Patients ® : Mantle Cell Lymphoma, 2017 3 Overview of cancer treatments Review Review † † Immunotherapy improves your body’s ability to find and destroy cancer cells. † † Immunomodulators treat lymphoma by modifying your immune system and by other means. † † Chemotherapy stops the life cycle of cancer cells so they can’t increase in number. † † Some steroids have anti-lymphoma effect and may be used with chemotherapy. † † Targeted therapy helps kill lymphoma cells by stopping key molecules within the cells. † † Radiation therapy for mantle cell lymphoma uses high-energy x-rays to kill cancer cells within and near to lymph nodes. † † A blood stem cell transplant treats lymphoma by giving a person healthy blood stem cells. † † Clinical trials give people access to new tests and treatments that otherwise can’t usually be received. These new tests and treatments may in time be approved by the FDA. My first chemo was rather harsh. The second chemo was was so much easier. That is the progress of newer, better chemo drugs. – Scott Survivor, Relapsed at age 60 “