What is included in the long-term follow-up care for mantle cell lymphoma (MCL)?

Updated: Mar 15, 2019
  • Author: Muhammad Rashid Abbasi, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Usually, treatment and follow-up care of patients with MCL is performed in an outpatient setting. Follow-up may include the following:

  • Carefully monitor blood cell count prior to administering chemotherapy and 10-14 days after each treatment cycle.
  • Evaluate disease by monitoring history, physical examination findings, and imaging study results
  • Monitor adverse effects of chemotherapy by monitoring history, physical examination findings, and blood counts
  • Provide symptomatic treatment for adverse effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, mucositis, and fatigue
  • Provide psychosocial support

Admit patients for complications, disease progression, or adverse chemotherapy effects (eg, neutropenic fever or mucositis).


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