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Lymphoma (cont.)

Follow-up

After completion of primary therapy for lymphoma, all appropriate tests will be repeated to see how well the therapy worked.

  • The results of these tests will tell the oncologist whether the patient is in remission.
  • If the patient is in remission, the oncologist will recommend a schedule of regular testing and follow-up visits to monitor the remission and to catch any recurrence early.
  • Keeping up with these visits and tests is very important in order to avoid advanced or widespread disease.

If lymphoma recurs after treatment, the oncologist will likely recommend further treatment.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/5/2014

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