Chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma
Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to kill cancer cells or slow their growth. For low-grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma, chemotherapy is often combined with other treatments. Chemotherapy is the main treatment for aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It is also sometimes given as palliative treatment.
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I became good friends with a lady who began chemotherapy on the same day as me. We ended up going walking several times a week for 18 months. The companionship was a great support.Tania
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