Frequent question: How do I know if my follicular lymphoma is back?

What are the chances of follicular lymphoma returning?

Approximately 20% of patients with follicular lymphoma will relapse within 2 years of diagnosis.

How do you know if lymphoma has returned?

Signs of a lymphoma relapse include:

  • Swollen lymph nodes in your neck, under your arms, or in your groin.
  • Fever.
  • Night sweats.
  • Tiredness.
  • Weight loss without trying.

How long does follicular lymphoma stay in remission?

People with follicular lymphoma who are in remission for at least two years following treatment may no longer show detectable signs of the disease or possibly be cured.

Does lymphoma come back in the same place?

If lymphoma relapses, it’s usually noticed first by the person with lymphoma, not by their doctor or nurse. It might come back where it was before or it might affect a different part of your body. You might have the same symptoms as before or different symptoms.

Can you live a long life with follicular lymphoma?

Follicular lymphomas are not usually able to be cured, but may be considered a chronic disease, and patients can live for many years with this form of lymphoma.

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Can follicular lymphoma go away on its own?

Follicular lymphoma may go away without treatment. The patient is closely watched for signs or symptoms that the disease has come back. Treatment is needed if signs or symptoms occur after the cancer disappeared or after initial cancer treatment.

Can you live 20 years with lymphoma?

Most people with indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma will live 20 years after diagnosis. Faster-growing cancers (aggressive lymphomas) have a worse prognosis. They fall into the overall five-year survival rate of 60%.

How long is life expectancy with lymphoma?

The overall 5-year relative survival rate for people with NHL is 72%. But it’s important to keep in mind that survival rates can vary widely for different types and stages of lymphoma.

5-year relative survival rates for NHL.

SEER Stage 5-Year Relative Survival Rate
Regional 90%
Distant 85%
All SEER stages combined 89%

Do you feel ill with lymphoma?

This can make you feel bloated. Lymphoma in the stomach can cause inflammation of the stomach lining (gastritis), which may cause pain, nausea (feeling sick) and vomiting.

What causes death in follicular lymphoma?

The leading cause of death for patients with follicular lymphoma was the disease itself, despite gains in survival due to rituximab treatment.

Can you be cured from follicular lymphoma?

Although it usually can’t be cured, you can live long and well with follicular lymphoma. Most people respond well to treatment — not just the first time, but even when it comes back.”