Dr. Rosen discusses how follicular lymphoma is treated and explains how often it is fatal.
The standard therapy for follicular lymphoma involves either chemotherapy or antibody therapy, and in some instances we’ll combine both chemotherapy and antibody therapy. In some instances, observation is indicated with no treatment, and the observation period can range from a few months to several years.
Follicular lymphoma is usually fatal, though individuals can live with this disease, sometimes for decades.
About Dr. Steven Rosen, M.D., F.A.C.P:
Steven Rosen, M.D., F.A.C.P., is Genevieve Teuton Professor of Medicine, at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University and Director of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University and Director of Cancer Programs at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Following his graduation with distinction from Northwestern University Medical School's Six-Year Honors Program in 1976, Dr. Rosen completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Northwestern and a fellowship in Medical Oncology at the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Rosen's laboratory research focuses on experimental therapeutics and hematologic malignancies.
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