“I had chemo, four different times – a month apart. I kept having the scans, and after four scans I was as good as clear. They said I was officially in remission. This was 18 months ago, and I’m vigilant, but I feel fine. But you never know.”
Macmillan Cancer Support defines follicular lymphoma (FL) as a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma – a cancer of the lymphatic system – that develops when B cells become cancerous.
B-cells are white blood cells that normally help fight infection; when they become abnormal, they usually build-up in the lymph nodes which in turn affects other parts of the body.
The condition develops slowly, and treatment might not be needed straight away. One of the main symptoms of the condition is painless swelling in the neck, armpit or groin.
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