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When do you need to treat follicular lymphoma?

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If you have no symptoms, your doctor may decide just to watch you closely. This is called "watchful waiting." Studies show it works as well as early treatment.

Your doctor may advise starting treatment if:

  • Your lymph nodes keep getting larger
  • You have a fever or night sweats
  • You are losing weight
  • You have low blood counts

From: Follicular Lymphoma WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma," "What's new in non-Hodgkin lymphoma research and treatment?" "Learning to live with uncertainty."

Lymphoma Research Foundation: "Follicular Lymphoma," "Support Programs and Resources."

Lymphomation: "Follicular (Center Cell) Lymphoma."

Up to Date: "Patient information: Follicular lymphoma in adults (Beyond the Basics)."

American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery: "Fine Needle Aspiration."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 28, 2018

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SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma," "What's new in non-Hodgkin lymphoma research and treatment?" "Learning to live with uncertainty."

Lymphoma Research Foundation: "Follicular Lymphoma," "Support Programs and Resources."

Lymphomation: "Follicular (Center Cell) Lymphoma."

Up to Date: "Patient information: Follicular lymphoma in adults (Beyond the Basics)."

American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery: "Fine Needle Aspiration."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 28, 2018

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