Advertisement

Should I talk to my doctor about my stage 4 non-Hodgkin lymphoma symptoms?

Consult your doctor immediately if you have any worrying symptoms that suggest any stage of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The disease is a form of cancer and almost always requires treatment or at least monitoring. The good news is that for stage 4 indolent forms of the disease, treatment is often ultimately not needed immediately, and that stage 4 is usually indolent rather than aggressive. However, it is up to your doctor and other medical specialists to make the call, and even with an indolent form you will still require long-term monitoring for years to come to make sure the disease doesn't turn aggressive.

Continue Learning about Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Treatment Options for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Treatment Options for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Treatment options for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) are determined by a combination of factors, including the stage of the cancer, the patient’s age, t...
Read More
What is anaplastic large cell lymphoma?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Anaplastic large cell lymphoma is an aggressive (fast-growing) type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that is ...
More Answers
What is non-Hodgkin lymphoma?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Non-Hodgkin (or Hodgkin's) lymphoma is a term applied to a type of cancer that develops in the lymph...
More Answers
Treating an Aggressive Form of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Treating an Aggressive Form of Non-Hodgkin’s LymphomaTreating an Aggressive Form of Non-Hodgkin’s LymphomaTreating an Aggressive Form of Non-Hodgkin’s LymphomaTreating an Aggressive Form of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Learn about the goals of treatment, the treatment options and the important questions to ask your healthcare team.
Start Slideshow

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.