|The purple arrow is pointing to the cactus in our Port Townsend living room, ca 2006|
The Mayo Clinic website is incredibly informative about Follicular Lymphoma. We thought the most relevant part was this:
Your treatment options are determined based on the type and stage of your lymphoma, your age, and your overall health.My mom has a follow-up visit in three months. She will have blood tests and another CT scan of her chest. She is in good health. She is asymptomatic. We think she has many years of life ahead, and we are all breathing a sigh of relief (and dancing wildly in joy!).
Treatment isn't always necessaryIf your lymphoma appears to be slow growing (indolent), a wait-and-see approach may be an option. Indolent lymphomas that don't cause signs and symptoms may not require treatment for years.
Delaying treatment doesn't mean you'll be on your own. Your doctor will likely schedule regular checkups every few months to monitor your condition and ensure that your cancer isn't advancing.