Supportive and other treatments

Supportive and other treatments explained

These treatments are used to treat NHL. They can also help you feel better.

  • General information

    G-CSF

    Having chemotherapy can make you more prone to infections. G-CSF helps you make more white blood cells to reduce that risk.

  • General information

    Blood transfusions

    Some cancers or cancer treatments can cause anaemia, which is a low number of red blood cells. Blood transfusions are used to treat anaemia.

  • General information

    Plasma exchange

    Plasma exchange (sometimes called plasmapheresis) is a supportive treatment used for myeloma and a rare type of lymphoma called Waldenström's macroglobulinaemia.

  • General information

    Platelet transfusions

    Platelets are cells that help to stop bleeding. Some cancers or cancer treatments can lead to low platelets and you may need a platelet transfusion.

  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL)

    Steroid therapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma

    You may be given steroids alongside chemotherapy to treat lymphoma – and help reduce sickness caused by treatment.