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What is the treatment for a slow-growing type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?

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If you have a slow-growing type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, your doctor may suggest you hold off on treatment, a strategy called "watch and wait." Your doctor will keep tabs on your condition and won't start treatment unless the disease gets active.

SOURCES:

Medscape: "Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment & Management."

American Cancer Society: "How is non-Hodgkin lymphoma treated?" "Chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma," "Radiation therapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma," "Immunotherapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma," "Targeted therapy drugs for non-Hodgkin lymphoma," "High-dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplant for non-Hodgkin lymphoma."

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Chemotherapy and Drug Therapy," "Radiation Therapy."

Lymphoma Association: "Watch and wait for lymphoma."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on April 25, 2018

SOURCES:

Medscape: "Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment & Management."

American Cancer Society: "How is non-Hodgkin lymphoma treated?" "Chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma," "Radiation therapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma," "Immunotherapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma," "Targeted therapy drugs for non-Hodgkin lymphoma," "High-dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplant for non-Hodgkin lymphoma."

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Chemotherapy and Drug Therapy," "Radiation Therapy."

Lymphoma Association: "Watch and wait for lymphoma."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on April 25, 2018

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