NCCN Quick Guide™ | Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma

2 of 2 NCCN QUICK GUIDE tm Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma, 2017 PAT-N-1016-0917 What are the treatment options? First-line treatment „„ Immunochemotherapy is the first treatment received 38 „„ Treatment results will be assessed with PET/CT scan. „„ The next treatment depends on the cancer stage and treatment results Finish immunochemotherapy Radiation therapy (common for stages I & II) Second-line treatment if immunochemotherapy didn’t work Follow-up care „„ Get tested on a regular basis if first-line treatment worked An update of your health history An exam of your body Lab tests CT scan at times or as needed 42 Second-line treatment „„ Immunochemotherapy then blood stem cell transplant „„ Clinical trial „„ Chemotherapy ± immunotherapy „„ Targeted therapy „„ Immunomodulator ± immunotherapy „„ Immunotherapy „„ Radiation therapy „„ Best supportive care 44 What are some tips for making good treatment decisions? Ask your doctors many questions. Also, you could get a second opinion, attend support groups, and compare pros and cons. 47 NCCN Guidelines for Patients ® Page Number Ü - for Clinicians | - for Patients DONATENOW The NCCN QUICK GUIDE tm series and NCCN Guidelines for Patients ® are supported by charitable donations made to the NCCN Foundation ® . For more details and the full library of patient and caregiver resources, visit