This may be recommended if you are not experiencing symptoms. We monitor you regularly and start treatment when symptoms appear or changes in your condition occur.
High-energy beams target the tumor to kill or slow the growth of cancer cells. Radiation therapy is often given in addition to chemotherapy.
Targeted therapies block the growth of cancer cells or interfere with processes that help cancer cells survive. Monoclonal antibody therapy is a targeted therapy for lymphoma that is administered through an IV, by itself or in combination with chemotherapy. Monoclonal antibodies have significantly improved the outcomes for most people with lymphoma.
Kills or slows the growth of cancer cells. Systemic chemotherapy is administered via oral medication or by infusion into a vein. Some forms of chemotherapy must be given in the hospital or in a clinic; others can be given at home.
Lymphoma damages the cells in the bone marrow where healthy white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets are made. Blood and bone marrow transplant restores your healthy cell function by killing the lymphoma cells and replacing them with healthy cells.
CAR T-Cell Therapy for Advanced Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
We are one of the few centers trained to administer a new class of treatments called CAR T-cell therapy (brand name: Yescarta). The gene therapy transforms a person’s own cells into cells that attack and destroy cancer cells. People with advanced non-Hodgkin lymphoma who have failed chemotherapy may be candidates for this one-time treatment. People who are interested in being evaluated for this therapy must have their physician provide a referral. Once an appointment is made, one of our navigators will work with you to determine if this is an appropriate therapy.