Experiencing folicular lymphoma as a doctor

Ian Hewson, BDSc, FICD, FADI, FPFA of Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia discusses his experiences after being diagnosed with low grade follicular lymphoma (FL). FL can be controlled by chemotherapy, but it is probably not curable at this stage. One of the treatments is to not treat and dr Hewson and his doctor decided to wait and watch. The FL started progressing after 3 years. Having knowledge of the disease progression was useful to help manage expectations. Dr Hewson assessed his working commitments and retired from one of the hospitals, which made his working life more manageable. Recorded at the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) and International Society of Ocular Oncology (ISOO) 2016 Annual Meeting on Supportive Care in Cancer held in Adelaide, Australia.

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