NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma, Version 1.2016
allogeneic stem cell transplant
A cancer treatment that replaces blood stem cells with donor
stem cells which in turn make a new immune system and
attack the lymphoma.
Loss of feeling with or without loss of wakefulness that is
caused by drugs.
Any substance that activates the immune system.
autologous stem cell transplant
A cancer treatment that destroys cancer cells with high
doses of chemotherapy then rebuilds destroyed bone
marrow with your own healthy blood stem cells. Also called
an HDT/ASCR (high-dose therapy with autologous stem cell
Fevers, heavy night sweats, and weight loss without dieting
caused by B-cell cancers.
One of three types of a white blood cell called a lymphocyte.
Removal of small amounts of tissue or fluid to be tested for
Soft, sponge-like tissue in the center of most bones where
blood cells are made.
bone marrow biopsy
Removal of a small amount of solid bone and bone marrow
to test for disease.
Ratings of tumors that suggest the outlook of the disease.
Drugs that stop the life cycle of cells so they don’t increase in
Strands of genetic material inside of cells.
A fatty liquid absorbed from the gut into the lymphatic
Research on a test or treatment to assess its safety or how
well it works.
complete blood count (CBC)
A test of the number of blood cells in a sample.
comprehensive metabolic panel
Tests of up to 14 chemicals in your blood.
computed tomography (CT)
A test that uses x-rays to view body parts.
A dye put into your body to make clearer pictures during
deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)
A chain of chemicals inside cells that contains coded
instructions for making and controlling cells.
To identify a disease.
A sheet of muscles below the ribs that helps a person to
Measurement of the different types of white blood cells
present in a blood sample.
A test that uses sound waves to make pictures of the heart.
external beam radiation therapy (EBRT)
Treatment with radiation that is delivered by a machine into
Severe tiredness despite getting enough sleep that limits
one’s ability to function.
An expert who helps men and women have babies.