In most cases, there is no known cause for follicular lymphoma. Some genetic changes are common in follicular lymphoma, but scientists don’t know what causes them. There is not normally any family history of follicular lymphoma.
- Why did I get follicular lymphoma?
- Can I live 30 years with follicular lymphoma?
- Where does follicular lymphoma usually start?
- Where does lymphoma usually begin?
- Can you get lymphoma from stress?
- What are the signs of follicular lymphoma?
- What puts you at risk for lymphoma?
- Can you live a long life with follicular lymphoma?
- What are the main causes of lymphoma?
- Is follicular lymphoma serious?
Why did I get follicular lymphoma?
In most cases, there is no known cause for follicular lymphoma. Some genetic changes are common in follicular lymphoma, but scientists don't know what causes them. There is not normally any family history of follicular lymphoma.
Can I live 30 years with follicular lymphoma?
Follicular lymphoma is usually incurable but responds well to treatment. A person can live with follicular lymphoma for many years, even decades, after diagnosis.
Where does follicular lymphoma usually start?
Lymph nodes in the neck, the armpit (axilla), and groin are most commonly affected. Lymph nodes in the abdomen can also become enlarged, but cannot be felt. Lymph node enlargement is mostly painless. The enlargement of a lymph node may come and go for several years before a diagnosis of follicular lymphoma is made.
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Where does lymphoma usually begin?
Lymphomas can start anywhere in the body where lymph tissue is found. The major sites of lymph tissue are: Lymph nodes: Lymph nodes are bean-sized collections of lymphocytes and other immune system cells throughout the body, including inside the chest, abdomen, and pelvis.
Can you get lymphoma from stress?
There is no evidence that suggests stress causes lymphoma or other types of cancer.
What are the signs of follicular lymphoma?
The most common first sign of follicular lymphoma is a painless swelling in the lymph nodes of the neck, armpit or groin. Other symptoms may include loss of appetite and tiredness, shortness of breath and generalised unexplained aches and pains.
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What puts you at risk for lymphoma?
Age: Most cases occur in people older than 60. Exposure to certain chemicals, such as benzene, herbicides and pesticides, including exposure to Agent Orange or other herbicides during military service in the Vietnam War. Previous chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Radiation exposure.
Can you live a long life with follicular lymphoma?
As discussed above, people with stage I follicular lymphoma can achieve long-term remissions with radiation therapy (see 'Radiation therapy' above). For people with stage II, III, or IV disease (table 1), the average survival is greater than 20 years.
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What are the main causes of lymphoma?
Lymphoma is more common in people with immune system diseases or in people who take drugs that suppress their immune system. Developing certain infections. Some infections are associated with an increased risk of lymphoma, including the Epstein-Barr virus and Helicobacter pylori infection.
Is follicular lymphoma serious?
Yes, follicular lymphoma can be a serious and challenging illness. Here's why: Transformation: Follicular lymphoma can change or transform into diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL).