Which specialist consultations may be beneficial to patients with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL)?

Updated: Mar 15, 2019
  • Author: Muhammad Rashid Abbasi, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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The following specialists may need to be consulted:

  • Hematologist
  • Oncologist
  • Surgeon: for lymph node biopsy, palliative procedures, and placement of a venous access device (eg, Port-a-Cath, Infus-a-Port) for chemotherapy administration

Diet

Consultation with a dietitian may be necessary for patients with poor oral intake or marked weight loss. Special attention and support is required for patients receiving chemotherapy, such as appetite stimulants or diet supplements. Patients who are neutropenic require education about food hygiene.


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