Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (cont.)
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Your doctor may prescribe medicines that will affect the growth of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and relieve your symptoms. Treatment depends on:
Chemotherapy may be used alone or with radiation therapy. Sometimes a combination of chemotherapy medicines is more effective than a single drug. The most commonly used combination is called CHOP, which combines cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone.
Your doctor will work with you to find the best medicine for your kind of lymphoma.
For more information about medicine treatments for adults, see the following topics:
For more information about medicine treatments for children and adolescents, see the following topics:
What To Think About
Chemotherapy causes many side effects. These side effects are usually temporary and go away when treatment is stopped. Your doctor may prescribe medicines to control nausea and vomiting from chemotherapy.
You may not be able to become pregnant or father a child after chemotherapy treatment. Discuss fertility issues with your doctor before starting treatment. Chemotherapy medicines can also cause birth defects. If you are pregnant or wish to father a child, discuss the risk of birth defects with your doctor before using any chemotherapy medicine.
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