Follicular lymphoma (FL) is typically a slow-growing or indolent form of non- Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) that arises from B-lymphocytes, making it a B-cell lymphoma. This lymphoma subtype accounts for 20 to 30 percent of all NHL cases.
Follicular lymphoma is usually not considered to be curable, instead categorized as more of a chronic disease. Patients can live for many years with this form of lymphoma.
Follicular Lymphoma Symptoms
Common symptoms of FL include enlargement of the lymph nodes in the neck, underarms, abdomen, or groin, as well as fatigue, shortness of breath, night sweats, and weight loss. Often, patients with FL have no obvious symptoms of the disease at diagnosis.
To learn more about FL, download the Follicular Lymphoma Fact Sheet. We would also encourage you to download our award-winning mobile app, Focus on Lymphoma, which provides you with comprehensive content and unique tools to help manage your disease.