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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Depends...: ....On the "flavor" of the lymphoma. Patients with stage IV low grade lymphomas may do well for years without treatment whereas a stage IV aggressive ... Read More

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends.: Life expectancy after diagnosis is dependent upon stage of disease among other things. The earlier the stage the better the prognosis and the longer w ... Read More
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: Many types of non-hodgkins lymphoma and prognosis varies. Even with stage iv, some are very curable. Need more details. Good luck!
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
NO: Follow accepted treatment given by the oncologist.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
32 years experience Radiation Oncology
Prognosis is Good.: Follicular lymphoma is a slow growing type of nhl which responds very well to treatment, but can rarely be cured. Despite this, the prognosis is gener ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes, potentially: Not all non-hodgkin lymphomas (nhl) are curable. The most common nhl is diffuse large b-cell lymphoma (dlbcl), which is curable in early (or late) st ... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
25 years experience Medical Oncology
Stage ?: Depends on stage. There are two subsets of mantle cell nhl. One is an indolent subset in which 5 yr survival approaches 70-80%. The othe more aggressi ... Read More
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Mantle cell: Lymphoma has a broad range of expected survival. The minority of patients have an indolent course, and may not even require therapy at the time of di ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Very low-5% 5 yr. : Stage IV non-small cell lung cancer is metastasis to any site other than lung, like brain. This has a very low 5 year survival of 5% or less. Very f ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Often chemo: Some nhl types and stages are treated with chemotherapy alone. Some require the use of radiation therapy alone or with chemo. Surgery is typically onl ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Blachly
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Can be cured: I want you to know that Stage IV Hodgkin is unlike other stage IV cancers -- it is often cured. Please be sure to keep appointments, follow oncologist ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
Please see below: There are many factors that can dictate prognosis, so best to discuss with your doctor. However, here is some additional info: http://www.Cancer.Ne ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
Spread pattern: Primarily, hodgkins lymphoma teens to spread from one lymph node site to an adjacent site. Non hodgkins lymphoma is more likely to skip lymph node c ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Everett
Specializes in Family Medicine
Treatable: and often cureable. As you go through the treatment your doctor will keep you informed as to your progress. However, cures do happen and that is wha ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Sometimes: But it depends on the stage of disease. Once it is stage 4 then it is difficult to cure but it can be controlled yet it often tends to keep relapsing ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
?????: The better question would be: why in God's creation would someone not get treated for a highly curable disease like Hodkin's disease? I am not even su ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: On the course of the disease, organ involvement, baseline health status, the aggressiveness of the condition, and many other factors (response to trea ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Non hodgkin's: Mantle cell lymphoma is a subset of non hodgkin's lymphoma. Under microscope, it looks like clusters of small size of lymphoid cells mimicking appeara ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fietsam
34 years experience Thoracic Surgery
In general, not good: Non small cell is usually not as aggressive as small cell, but chemotherapy is not as effective. A lot depends on the functional status of your dad, ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Uncertain: It is notoriously difficult to predict the life span in a given patient, especially without knowing all of the person's medical history.
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Average is 7 months: I'm glad you're considering saying "No" to treatment, at least for now. You're exercising your right to informed consent, and the truth is that with a ... Read More
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