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Follicular Lymphoma Overview

Posted on Nov 30, 2017 10:30:20 AM by healtheo360

Follicular lymphoma is a type of blood cancer, and the second most common form of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. It is usually slow to grow, responsive to treatment, but difficult to cure.

More than 72,000 cases of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma were expected to be diagnosed in the US in 2016. Approx. 20% of those diagnoses were likely to be follicular lymphomas.

follicular lymphoma overview


Follicular Lymphoma Overview - Variations in Racial Incidence (US): Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

In the US, the incidence of follicular lymphoma is 2-3x higher in whites than it is blacks


Follicular Lymphoma Overview - Common Symptoms

  • Swollen glands
  • Night sweats
  • Loss of appetite and weight loss
  • Fever
  • Widespread itching, without skin problems


Follicular Lymphoma Overview - 10 Year Survival Rate

Swedish Lymphoma Registry: 2003-2010

  • Age 18-49: 92%
  • Age 50-59: 83%
  • Age 60-69: 78%
  • Age 70+: 64%


Follicular Lymphoma Overview - Treatment

There are many treatment options for follicular lymphoma. This type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma often recurs after treatment, but usually responds well to more treatment. Treatment options include radiation, chemotherapy, steroids, stem cell transplant, and watchful waiting (active surveillance). 




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