What Is Lymphoma?

“Lymphoma” is the general term for a heterogeneous group of cancers that arise from lymphocytes...

What Is Follicular Lymphoma (FL)?

FL is an incurable, indolent (slow-growing) non-Hodgkin lymphoma defined by the proliferation...

Pathogenesis of Follicular Lymphoma (FL)

FL is an incurable, indolent (slow-growing) non-Hodgkin lymphoma defined by the proliferation...

Clinical Presentation of Follicular Lymphoma (FL)

Patients with FL typically present with painless lymphadenopathy, commonly appearing as enlargement of lymph...

Initial Diagnostic Workup of Follicular Lymphoma (FL)

The diagnosis of FL follows a similar workup for diagnosing other types of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma...

Physical Examination

A thorough physical examination of the patient should be conducted, with attention to node-bearing areas...

Laboratory Workup

Essential laboratory tests in the initial diagnostic workup of lymphoma are...

Biopsy and Histology

Excisional biopsy (entire lymph node removed) is recommended to establish...

Histology of Follicular Lymphoma (FL)

FL, when viewed under the microscope often consists mostly of small cells called centrocytes...

Immunophenotyping, Cytogenetic, and Mutational Analysis

Immunophenotyping refers to tests used to identify unique cell types based on the types of antigens...

Imaging Studies

Imaging studies—such as PET/CT and CT scans—have become the standards that provide a baseline...

Risk Factors for Follicular Lymphoma (FL)

The etiology of FL is poorly understood; however, it has been suggested that age and ethnicity...

Staging of Follicular Lymphoma (FL)

In addition to identifying the subtype of FL, an estimation of patient prognosis...

Prognosis of Follicular Lymphoma (FL)

FL typically has an indolent presentation, with a long estimated survival...

Treating Follicular Lymphoma (FL)

FL remains incurable, therefore the goals of treatment for FL include...

Supportive Care for Lymphoma

Supportive care in cancer is the prevention and management of symptoms and side effects...

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