Follicular Lymphoma in a Young Male - A Case Report
Keywords:Follicular Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, Lymphadenopathy
Follicular Lymphoma is an uncommon cancer that involves B-cells in germinal centres. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is also significantly represented by follicular lymphoma; different morbidity figures are observed in some countries. This case report describes the clinical journey of a 33-year-old man whose shortness of breath, worsening cough, along systemic symptoms culminated in a diagnosed case of follicular lymphoma. Hepatosplenomegaly was observed on clinical examination, and laboratory blood tests showed lymphocytosis and significant lymphadenopathy. Quick diagnostic imaging such as Ultrasound and X-rays/CT scans was instrumental in determining disease extent. Later, following further discussions between a haematologist-oncologists at the tertiary care centre and a definitive biopsy of lymph nodes,, the final diagnosis was affirmed as Follicular lymphoma, Grade 1A, accompanied by circulating lymphoma cells in the peripheral blood. This incident exemplifies the significance of identifying Follicular Lymphoma at an early stage, conducting a thorough evaluation, and involving many medical specialists in treating it. For optimal outcomes in patients with follicular lymphoma, timely interventions and tailored treatments may be necessary.
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