Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma: Long-term Survivorship

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Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma: Long-term Survivorship

Patients with lymphoma should have regular visits with a physician who is familiar with their medical history and the treatments they have received. Medical tests (such as blood tests and PET/ CT scans) may be required at various times during remission to evaluate the need for additional treatment.

Some treatments can cause long-term effects or late effects, which can vary based on duration and frequency of treatments, age, gender, and the overall health of each patient at the time of treatment. A physician will check for these effects during follow-up care. Visits may become less frequent the longer the disease remains in remission.

Patients and their caregivers are encouraged to keep copies of all medical records and test results as well as information on the types, amounts, and duration of all treatments received. This documentation will be important for keeping track of any effects resulting from treatment or potential disease recurrences. LRF’s mobile app has a Track section to help patients better manage their disease.

To learn more, see the Lymphoma Survivorship Fact Sheet Series