Follicular lymphoma: Introduction
Follicular lymphoma: A form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma characterized by an abnormal proliferation of B-lymphocytes. It is a cancer of the B-lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell) which, if untreated, can spread to other parts of the body such as the bones and the liver. It differs from diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in that it is a low-grade lymphoma that usually develops slowly. Follicular lymphoma often transforms into diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
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causes, and treatments of Follicular lymphoma is available below.
Symptoms of Follicular lymphoma
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Treatments for Follicular lymphoma
- Specific treatment of lymphoma depends upon the staging of the disease at the time of diagnosis, as well as the age and general health of the patient. Treatments include:
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Follicular lymphoma: Deaths
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Follicular lymphoma: Complications
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Causes of Follicular lymphoma
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Disease Topics Related To Follicular lymphoma
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Follicular lymphoma: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Follicular lymphoma
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Hospitals & Clinics: Follicular lymphoma
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Follicular lymphoma: Rare Types
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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Follicular lymphoma
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Clinical Trials for Follicular lymphoma
The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally
and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.
Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Follicular lymphoma include:
- Vaccine Therapy and Sargramostim Compared With Placebo and Sargramostim Following Rituximab in Treating Patients With Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma - This study is no longer recruiting patients (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - autologous immunoglobulin idiotype-KLH conjugate vaccine,rituximab,sargramostim
- Rituximab and Galiximab in Treating Patients With Stage II, Stage III, or Stage IV Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma - This study is currently recruiting patients (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - galiximab,rituximab
- Combination Chemotherapy With or Without Rituximab in Treating Patients With Relapsed Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma - This study is no longer recruiting patients (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - cyclophosphamide,doxorubicin hydrochloride,prednisone,rituximab,vincristine
- Vaccine Therapy and Sargramostim After Rituximab in Treating Patients With Refractory or Progressive Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma - This study is no longer recruiting patients (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - autologous immunoglobulin idiotype-KLH conjugate vaccine,sargramostim
- CC-5013 in Treating Patients With Cancer That Has Not Responded to Previous Therapy - This study is no longer recruiting patients (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - lenalidomide
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Follicular lymphoma: Broader Related Topics
Types of Follicular lymphoma
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Definitions of Follicular lymphoma:
Follicular lymphoma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Follicular lymphoma, or a subtype of Follicular lymphoma,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Follicular lymphoma as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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