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/ Published Nov 7, 2020

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: Can Radiation Scans Cause Cancer?

PET and CT scans expose patients to only small amounts of radiation, and doctors say the risk is low.

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Living With Cancer: Life After Treatment

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  • The type of disease & the treatment will determine what life is like after treatment
  • Patients should create a survivorship plan, which includes follow-up visits with doctors and scans for long-term health effects
  • Your care team can provide diet & exercise recommendations as part of the survivorship plan

Living With Cancer: Life After Treatment

  • The type of disease & the treatment will determine what life is like after treatment
  • Patients should create a survivorship plan, which includes follow-up visits with doctors and scans for long-term health effects
  • Your care team can provide diet & exercise recommendations as part of the survivorship plan

Living With Cancer: Diet & Exercise

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  • Diet, exercise & stress control are really important when going through cancer treatment and recovery
  • There’s no data to support any one specific diet (like keto or sugar-free) will help during treatment
  • Experts simply recommend getting enough nutrients, staying active if you can and keeping mental health in check

Living With Cancer: Diet & Exercise

  • Diet, exercise & stress control are really important when going through cancer treatment and recovery
  • There’s no data to support any one specific diet (like keto or sugar-free) will help during treatment
  • Experts simply recommend getting enough nutrients, staying active if you can and keeping mental health in check

Living With Cancer: Follicular Lymphoma

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  • Follicular lymphoma is the most common type of slow-growing (or indolent) lymphoma
  • The disease can be so slow-growing that patients do not need treatment
  • Instead of treatment, doctors may suggest “watchful waiting” to monitor the disease and make sure it stays slow-growing

Living With Cancer: Follicular Lymphoma

  • Follicular lymphoma is the most common type of slow-growing (or indolent) lymphoma
  • The disease can be so slow-growing that patients do not need treatment
  • Instead of treatment, doctors may suggest “watchful waiting” to monitor the disease and make sure it stays slow-growing

Living With Cancer: Monitoring After a Diagnosis

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  • If your doctor suspects there may have been a change to your cancer, they may order a PET or CT scan
  • Some patients are concerned that radiation they are exposed to during scans could have harmful effects
  • The amount of radiation patients are exposed to during these scans is very small, and the body is generally able to tolerate it well

Living With Cancer: Monitoring After a Diagnosis

  • If your doctor suspects there may have been a change to your cancer, they may order a PET or CT scan
  • Some patients are concerned that radiation they are exposed to during scans could have harmful effects
  • The amount of radiation patients are exposed to during these scans is very small, and the body is generally able to tolerate it well
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