There is no cure for follicular lymphoma. As a result, the goals of treatment are to relieve symptoms, stop the cancer from getting worse, or achieve remission.
If your follicular lymphoma has not responded to or has returned after your previous treatment, your doctor may decide you need to return to treatment based on factors such as:
- Your symptoms
Your results from medical tests
Relapsed or refractory follicular lymphoma can be treated in a number of ways, including antibody therapy and/or chemotherapy. Often, doctors will combine these two types of treatment. After treatment, patients can go into remission for a period of time. However, the disease often comes back.