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Support needs of patients with a diagnosis of follicular lymphoma
  Follicular lymphoma is the second most common sub-type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Although rarely considered curable, this indolent lymphoma typically follows a remitting and relapsing pattern, often over years. There have been many possible treatment options, including radiotherapy and chemotherapy and, until the advent of monoclonal antibody therapy, little improvement in overall survival had been achieved. This article reviews the nature of follicular lymphoma, the treatments and the consequent implications for the nursing of patients who do not require immediate treatment after diagnosis. This lack of treatment may be distressing to the person and may lead to feelings of isolation and anxiety. The nurse can support this patient group by providing information and ongoing psychosocial support.

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    31 December 2010

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    RT Nursing

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    610.73 Nursing


Horn, J., & Campbell, K. (2010). Support needs of patients with a diagnosis of follicular lymphoma. Cancer Nursing Practice, 9, 34-37.



Chemotherapy, Cancer; Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation; Information Needs; Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's -- Drug Therapy; Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's -- Psychosocial Factors; Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's -- Symptoms; Neoplasm Staging; Practice Guidelines; Professional-Patient Relations; Quality of Life; Treatment Outcomes.

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