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Watchful waiting (surveillance), a
period of time after the diagnosis of some types of NHL when you are not receiving treatment but are still being watched closely by your doctor. Watchful waiting gives as good or better results than more aggressive treatment
for some types of NHL, such as advanced low-grade indolent lymphoma.
which is often the treatment of choice for early-stage, indolent NHL. Radiation
therapy may be used alone or combined with other treatment options for more
Chemotherapy, which kills cancer cells or stops them from dividing. The way chemotherapy is given depends on the type and stage of cancer. This may include taking it by mouth or having it injected into a vein or muscle. Or chemotherapy may be placed directly into the spine, an organ, or into the belly.
If you have recently been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's
lymphoma, you may experience a lot of emotions. Most people experience
some denial, anger, and grief. Other people may have fewer emotions. There is
no "normal" or "right" way to react to a diagnosis of lymphoma. There are many
steps you can take to help with your emotional reactions. You may find that
talking with family and friends helps you with your emotions. Some people may
find that spending time alone is what they need.
If your reaction
is interfering with your ability to make decisions about your health, it is
important to talk with your doctor. Your cancer treatment center may offer
psychological or financial services. You may also contact your local chapter of
the American Cancer Society to help you find a support group. Talking with
other people who may have had similar feelings can be very helpful.
You may use
home treatment to help you manage the side effects that may happen with NHL
or its treatment.
Schedule regular follow-up
examinations with your doctor after you have been treated for
non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Follow-up care is an important
part of the overall treatment plan. During regular follow-up care:
You will probably be seen about every 3 months for the first year and then less often the next year or two. After that, you will only need a checkup each year if you have had no
Changes in health can be discussed with your doctor. To
monitor your health, your doctor may obtain lab tests, such as a
chemistry screen and
CBC, and imaging tests, such as a
chest X-ray or