NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Mantle Cell Lymphoma

Contents 7
How to use this book 8
1 Mantle cell lymphoma basics 9
Lymphatic system 10
A disease of cells 10
Diagnosis 12
Review 16
2 Treatment planning 17
Medical history 18
Physical exam 19
Blood tests 19
Imaging tests 20
Scopes 22
Bone marrow exam 23
Spinal fluid tests 24
Heart tests 24
Fertility and pregnancy 25
Review 25
3 Overview of cancer treatments 26
Immunotherapy 27
Immunomodulators 28
Chemotherapy 29
Steroids 31
Targeted therapy 32
Radiation therapy 33
Blood stem cell transplant 35
Clinical trials 36
Review 37
4 Treatment guide 38
Watch and wait 39
Stage I and limited stage II 40
Extensive stage II and stages III‒IV 44
Review 47
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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