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What should I expect from mantle cell lymphoma?

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Since mantle cell lymphoma has often spread throughout your body by the time it's diagnosed, it can be hard to cure. Even though it tends to grow slower than some lymphomas, it often doesn't respond as well to treatment, or sometimes the cancer returns.

You might want to ask your doctor about taking part in a clinical trial. They test new drugs to see if they're safe and if they work. They're a way for people to try new medicine that isn't available to everyone. Your doctor can tell you if one might be a good fit for you.

From: Mantle Cell Lymphoma WebMD Medical Reference

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 Laura J. Martin on February 3, 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 Laura J. Martin on February 3, 2019

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