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Treatment

In general, the goal of treatment is to destroy as many lymphoma cells as possible and to induce a complete remission. Complete remission means that all evidence of disease is eliminated. Patients who go into remission are sometimes cured of their disease. Treatment can also keep non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in check for many years, even though imaging or other studies show remaining sites of disease. This situation may be referred to as a “partial remission.” It's important that your ...

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Things to Tell Your Doctor Before Treatment

Whenever your doctor prescribes a treatment, tell him or her if: You've taken the drug before (even if you had no unusual reaction) You had an unusual or allergic reaction to this drug You have or have had any other medical conditions, including: Diabetes Gout Heart disease (or abnormal heart rhythms or congestive heart failure) A head injury Infection An immune deficiency Kidney disease Kidney stones Liver disease Marrow depression Low serum ma ...

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: Late Effects

By Abby Henry, Oncology Content Manager, PearlPoint Cancer Support   September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Adult survivors of childhood cancer may still deal with the late effects of cancer and cancer treatment years after their last treatment. The late effects of childhood cancer can include many different parts of the body and differ from person to person. Predominately the risk of late effects depends on the following: Type of cancer Specific treatmen ...

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Side Effects

Cancer therapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) can sometimes produce side effects. For most patients, treatment side effects are temporary and go away once therapy ends. For other patients, side effects can be more severe, sometimes requiring hospitalization. Some patients never have side effects. Before you undergo treatment, talk with your doctor about potential side effects. In recent years, new drugs and other therapies have increased doctors’ ability to control side effects. &nb ...

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Adolescent & Young Adult Survivorship

Adolescentes y adultos jóvenes sobrevivientes de cáncer

Moving Forward A guidebook to Adolescent & Young Adult Survivorship This guidebook was created to provide young adult cancer survivors with the resources to meet the challenges that life after treatment can present. Contained within this book, you will find tips for creating your own survivorship care plan, identifying late effects, re-entering school and work, coping with fertility, and living health ...

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