NCCN Quick Guide™ | Follicular Lymphoma Grade 1-2

1 of 2 NCCN QUICK GUIDE tm Follicular Lymphoma, Grade 1–2, 2019 This NCCNQUICK GUIDE tm sheet summarizes key points from the complete NCCN Guidelines for Patients ® : Follicular Lymphoma Grade 1–2. These guidelines explain which tests and treatments are recommended by experts in cancer. To view and download the guidelines, visit NCC N.or g/patients or, to order printed copies, visit What is follicular lymphoma? Lymphoma is a cancer of white blood cells within the lymph system. This system transports fluids to the bloodstream and fights germs. Follicular lymphoma is a cancer of B cells from germinal centers within lymph tissue. 8 What are the tests for follicular lymphoma? A doctor will remove lymph tissue that will be tested for cancer. Removing the whole tumor with an incisional or excisional biopsy is better than a needle biopsy. In the lab, a doctor will look for patterns of cell proteins that are common to follicular lymphoma. 10 What health care is given before treatment? „„ A report of your health history and an exam of your body 17 „„ Blood tests to count blood cells and assess levels of chemicals and proteins 18 „„ Tests for hepatitis if needed 19 „„ A heart test if you will be taking certain cancer treatments 19 „„ Pictures of the insides of your body to look for cancer sites (ie, CT, PET/CT) 20 „„ Cancer tests on bone marrow 21 „„ Fertility support if wanted and a pregnancy test if needed 21 NCCN Guidelines for Patients ® Page Number Ü NCCN QUICK GUIDE tm Follicular Lymphoma Grade 1–2 2019