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How do we help lymphoma patients?
Massive Bio offers an independent cancer treatment analysis as well as free clinical trial matching for lymphoma patients. Our patient advocates work closely with patients to gather information on their current medical status, and then will provide a list of options from available cancer clinical trials close to your home.
We can also provide a comprehensive case analysis through our Virtual Tumor Board from cancer specialists. The Virtual Tumor Board (VTB) is comprised of highly specialized oncologists from nationally-recognized Cancer Centers of Excellence. In just 7-10 days after receiving your medical records, we can get you a treatment plan without having to travel far distances and use your valuable time.
There are approximately 800 clinical trials for lymphoma that are currently recruiting patients in the United States right now. With such an extensive list, many of them could be beneficial for you. Our team of patient advocates, who are oncology nurses, and our artificial intelligence-based clinical trial matching system will find the best option for you.
With just a few clicks, you can see your clinical trial matches now. Click here to use our advanced clinical trial match tool.
Lymphoma is a type of cancer that attacks lymphatic tissue and affects lymphocytes, also known as white blood cells. There are two types of lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma represents 85% of all lymphoma cases in the United States. These subtypes are split into further subtypes such as diffuse large b-cell lymphoma, follicular lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma, marginal zone lymphoma, Burkitt lymphoma, and more.
About 77,000 new cases of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma were estimated in 2020 by the National Cancer Institute, and the 5-year relative survival rate is 72.6%. It represents 4.6% of all new cancer cases in the United States, as the 7th most common cancer type. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is more common in men and the median age of diagnosis is 67.
If you have concerning or noticeable symptoms, it is important to make an appointment with your doctor. Lymphoma symptoms include:
- Painless enlargement of lymph nodes
- Night sweats
- Fever and/or chills
- Shortness of breath
- Weight loss
- Loss of appetite
- Persistent back or bone pain
In order to determine an official lymphoma diagnosis, tests and procedures are needed. Tests and procedures help doctors understand the type and stage of the disease, which is needed to decide on treatment options and determine prognosis. These are the tests that could be used to help determine a lymphoma diagnosis:
- Physical exam
- Lymph node biopsy
- Blood tests
- Bone marrow biopsy
- Imaging tests (CT, MRI, PET)
Once a diagnosis has been confirmed, the best treatment option will be determined. The best treatment for each case will depend on the type and stage of the lymphoma. However, all treatments have the same goal of bringing the lymphoma into remission. Lymphoma treatments include:
- Active surveillance
- Radiation therapy
- Bone marrow transplant
- Targeted therapy
- Other treatments such as clinical trials
Our team of patient advocates can help guide you to treatment options you might not have been previously aware of. Although you might be new to cancer, we certainly are not. Navigating cancer patients through the tricky path of finding the best treatment is our goal. No two cancer patients are alike, which is why we find treatment for all of our patients based on their specific genomics, location, stage of cancer, and nearly 100 more data points.