Follicular lymphoma is the most common type of indolent (slow-growing) NHL. It makes up 20% of all NHL cases. Patients with follicular lymphoma often will notice an area of painless swelling on the body, such as on the neck, underarm or groin.
You may not have any obvious symptoms of follicular lymphoma when you are diagnosed. When this is the case, your doctor may decide it’s best to just keep an eye on your health. This is called watch and wait.
When treatment is needed, your healthcare team will work with you to find treatment options. Some of the goals of treatment for follicular lymphoma are to:
Ultimately, you will want to try to get your cancer into remission. After a while, follicular lymphoma usually returns.
For previously treated follicular lymphoma, RITUXAN is used in 2 ways:
RITUXAN is available by prescription only.
RITUXAN is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with:
It is not known if RITUXAN is safe and effective in children with CLL.
RITUXAN can cause serious side effects that can lead to death, including:
Before receiving RITUXAN, tell your healthcare provider if you:
RITUXAN can cause serious side effects, including:
Your healthcare provider will stop treatment with RITUXAN if you have severe, serious, or life-threatening side effects.
Other side effects include:
These are not all of the possible side effects with RITUXAN.
Please see the RITUXAN full Prescribing Information, including the Medication Guide, for additional Important Safety Information.
You may report side effects to the FDA at (800) FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch. You may also report side effects to Genentech at (888) 835-2555.
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