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What is follicular lymphoma?

Follicular lymphoma is a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which affects the lymphatic system. It is a slowly progressing condition, which may be unrecognizable at first and people may remain symptom-free for years. Though it has a high relapse rate. It is more commonly seen in the elderly beyond 60 years of age. The incidence in men and women was found to be 2.9/100,000 and 1.5/100,000, respectively. India witnesses a lower incidence of the condition as compared to other countries in the West.

What are its main signs and symptoms?

It is a slow-paced disease, so the symptoms appear gradually. The most common presentation is appearance of lumps around the neck, underarms, and the groin region. The other symptoms include:

  • Weight loss
  • Reduced food intake
  • Raised body temperature
  • Susceptibility to infection
  • Heavy sweating at night
  • Feeling extremely tired without much activity (Read more: Fatigue causes)

Complications may include:

  • Low haemoglobin levels
  • Decreased platelet count
  • Reduced neutrophil count

What are its main causes?

The exact cause behind follicular lymphoma is still unknown. It is non-contagious and mainly occurs as a result of exposure to any harmful agents that can trigger lymphoma. It is not genetic, but usually acquired due to radiation exposure, toxins, and any infectious agents. Lifestyle factors may play a role in the development of this condition, these include smoking, excess alcohol consumption, and high Body Mass Index (BMI).

How is it diagnosed and treated?

Follicular lymphoma can be diagnosed by physical examination and symptoms. Blood test may be ordered to check for any underlying condition. Other diagnostic tests include:

  • Bone marrow assessment
  • CT scan
  • PET scan

The physician may wait to see if the condition is progressing since the symptoms are gradual. Once it is established, following treatments may be used:

  • Combination of chemotherapeutic agents
  • Targeted therapy
  • Maintenance therapy
  • Radiation
  • Stem cell transplantation

Self-care tips:

  • Prompt symptom management is the key to effective treatment.
  • Avoid junk food and alcohol, as it can lessen the severity

Follicular lymphoma is a gradually progressing form of cancer which needs to be monitored whenever symptoms occur.

  1. Medicines for Follicular Lymphoma

Medicines for Follicular Lymphoma

Medicines listed below are available for Follicular Lymphoma. Please note that you should not take any medicines without doctor consultation. Taking any medicine without doctor's consultation can cause serious problems.

Medicine NamePack SizePrice (Rs.)
IkgdarIkgdar 100 Mg Injection7142.86
MaballMaball 100 Mg Injection5000.0
MabtasMabtas 10 Mg Infusion5139.28
Mabtas NMabtas N 100 Mg Injection7109.0
Mabtas RaMabtas Ra 500 Mg Injection37500.0
Mabtas TMabtas T 100 Mg Injection7142.86
RedituxReditux 100 Mg Injection9999.0
Reditux RaReditux Ra 500 Mg Infusion76182.9
RistovaRistova 100 Mg Injection7568.75
ToritzToritz 100 Mg Injection9466.25
CytomabCytomab 500 Mg Injection31250.0
LupiximabLupiximab 100 Mg Injection8500.0
RituxirelRituxirel 100 Mg Injection9945.0
ReliferonReliferon 3 Miu Injection500.0
EglitonEgliton 3 Miu Injection380.95
IntalfaIntalfa 3 Miu Injection547.61
ShanferonShanferon 3 Miu Injection892.85
ZavinexZavinex 3 Miu Injection1175.0

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