What are the treatments for the disease?
Chemotherapy is the primary treatment because the disease is usually
spread all over the body. Several different types of chemotherapy are given together.
The Africa form is the most treatable. Cancer is said to be in remission, with no
evidence of disease, when it has been successfully treated. The remission in Burkitt
lymphoma may be long-lasting.
What are the side effects of the treatments?
The side effects depend on the medicines used to treat the cancer. After
treatment is completed, the side effects go away. The most common side effects are
and being more likely to develop infections.
What happens after treatment for the disease?
After treatment, the person will have to be monitored closely to make sure
that the cancer doesn't come back. It is usually necessary for the person to have close medical followup
for the rest of his or her life.
How is the disease monitored?
special X-rays, and physical examination are used to monitor the body's response to
treatment. These same tests are also used to check whether the disease has come back.
Bloods tests, including a CBC,
are used during treatment to monitor for side effects, such as low blood cell amounts.