Lymphoma expert Ahmet Dogan of Memorial Sloan Kettering explains the fundamental differences between leukemia and lymphoma, which both arise from white blood cells. Some rare types of leukemia may involve the lymph nodes.
According to medical oncologist Anas Younes, some lymphomas are indolent (slow growing) and may not require immediate treatment. Patients with indolent lymphoma may be monitored every few months with blood tests, a physical exam, and imaging tests such as MRI and CT.
The experts also answer questions about the development of novel, targeted therapies for lymphoma; the value of dietary supplements in preventing the disease; and Memorial Sloan Kettering’s experience in treating rare forms of the disease such as cutaneous T cell lymphoma, which occurs in the skin.