Why did my doctor prescribe Folotyn?

There are many different types of lymphomaLymphoma
Cancer that begins in the lymphatic system. There are two basic categories of lymphoma: Hodgkin’s lymphoma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL); NHL includes a large, diverse group of cancers.
and there are just as many types of therapies used to treat them. It is very important for your healthcare team to select the drug that is effective for the disease being treated.

FOLOTYN is a chemotherapyChemotherapy
The treatment of cancer by drugs designed to kill cancer cells or stop them from growing.
approved by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of relapsed or refractoryRefractory
A term used to describe cancer that does not respond to treatment. The cancer may be resistant at the beginning of treatment or it may become resistant during treatment.

FOLOTYN is approved by the FDA for PTCL that does not go away, gets worse, or comes back after another cancer treatment.

The indication for FOLOTYN is based on overall response rate. Clinical benefit such as improvement in progression free survival or overall survival has not been demonstrated.

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