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What can you expect if you are diagnosed with anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL)?

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Every situation is different, but treatment to fight ALCL can work well. Sometimes, the cancer comes back. Ask your doctor what to watch for, and listen to your body.

The treatments can bring discomfort. Make sure your doctor knows how you're feeling. Take advantage of other therapies that can ease symptoms and help you feel better.

A serious illness is hard for the whole family. It's natural that you will have questions, concerns, and frustrations. Find the support you need, and ask for help when you need it.

Keep informed about research that's under way. You may be able to take part in a clinical trial.

From: Anaplastic Large-Cell Lymphoma WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Blood and Lymphatic Centers Leukaemia Care: "Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma."

Canadian Cancer Society: "Anaplastic large cell lymphoma."

Focus on Large Cell Lymphoma: "Treatment Options."

Leukaemia Foundation: "Fact Sheet: Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma."

Lymphoma Research Foundation: "Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma."

FDA: "Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) In Women with Breast Implants: Preliminary FDA Findings and Analyses."

Lamant, L. March 2010. Haematologica,

National Cancer Institute: "What You Need to Know About Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on November 05, 2018

SOURCES:

Blood and Lymphatic Centers Leukaemia Care: "Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma."

Canadian Cancer Society: "Anaplastic large cell lymphoma."

Focus on Large Cell Lymphoma: "Treatment Options."

Leukaemia Foundation: "Fact Sheet: Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma."

Lymphoma Research Foundation: "Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma."

FDA: "Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) In Women with Breast Implants: Preliminary FDA Findings and Analyses."

Lamant, L. March 2010. Haematologica,

National Cancer Institute: "What You Need to Know About Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on November 05, 2018

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