Understanding Cancer Treatment

NHL often responds very well to modern treatments. This does not mean that lymphoma is always curable but it does mean that treatment can often provide long cancer-free periods, reduced symptoms and improved quality of life for many patients. There are many different types of treatments for lymphoma, the most common of which include:

  • Watchful waiting
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Biologic therapies, including:
    • Monoclonal antibody therapy
    • Radioimmunotherapy
    • Interferon
    • Vaccines (under clinical investigation)
    • Anti-angiogenesis therapies (under clinical investigation)
    • Gene therapies (under clinical investigation)
  • Bone marrow or stem-cell transplants
  • Experimental treatments obtained through patient participation in clinical trials.