NCCN Quick Guide™ | Mantle Cell Lymphoma

1 of 2 NCCN QUICK GUIDE tm Mantle Cell Lymphoma, 2017 This NCCNQUICK GUIDE tm sheet summarizes key points from the complet e NCCN Guidelines for Patients ® : Mantle Cell Lymphoma . T hese 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 mantle cell lymphoma? Lymphoma is a cancer of white blood cells called lymphocytes that are within the lymphatic system. This system transports fluids to the bloodstream and fights germs. Mantle cell lymphoma is a cancer of B-cells from the mantle zones of lymphatic organs. 9 How is mantle cell lymphoma diagnosed? Tissue from the tumor will likely be removed with an incisional or excisional biopsy. A doctor will test the tissue to look for a “signature” of proteins on the cells’ surface. 10 What health care is needed before treatment? „„ A report of your health history and an exam of your body 16 „„ Blood tests to count blood cells, assess levels of chemicals, and check for viruses 17 „„ CT, whole-body PET/CT, or both scans to look inside your body for cancer sites 18 „„ Endoscopy or colonoscopy, if needed, to look inside organs through which food passes 20 „„ Removal of bone, marrow, and spinal fluid samples, if needed, to test for cancer 21 „„ A heart test if you will be taking certain cancer treatments 22 „„ Talk to a fertility specialist if you may want to have babies after treatment 23 „„ A pregnancy test if you are a woman who can have babies since some treatments can harm unborn babies 23 NCCN Guidelines for Patients ® Page Number Ü NCCN GUIDELINES FOR PATIENTS ® NCCN QUICK GUIDE tm Mantle Cell Lymphoma 2017