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What is the treatment for mantle cell lymphoma?

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Your treatment may include:

Chemotherapy: These medicines work in different ways to kill cancer cells. You may get them in a pill or through an IV.

Immunotherapy: These drugs prompt your body's immune system to recognize and destroy cancer cells. You often get it along with chemotherapy.

Targeted therapy: These medicines block proteins that cancer cells use to survive and spread.

Stem cell transplant: Your doctor may also suggest this treatment along with high-dose chemotherapy.

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Types of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma."

Cancercare.org: "Mantle Cell Lymphoma and New Treatments on the Horizon."

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Get Information and Support," "Mantle Cell Lymphoma Facts."

Harvard Health Publications, Harvard Medical School: "Lymph Node Biopsy."

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on December 17, 2019

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Types of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma."

Cancercare.org: "Mantle Cell Lymphoma and New Treatments on the Horizon."

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Get Information and Support," "Mantle Cell Lymphoma Facts."

Harvard Health Publications, Harvard Medical School: "Lymph Node Biopsy."

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on December 17, 2019

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