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how bad is lymphoma cancer

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 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Possible need workup: Remarkable progress has been made in treating hodgkins lymphoma, with chemotherapy, unfortunately could recur in few, need work up pet scan and poss ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Conquest of cancer: You have to be more specific , thee are several types of lymphomas , prognosis varies with each , type of tumor , how early it is detected etc . O ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
Imaging and biopsy..: In most instances imaging studies and biopsy (of cells or tissues) are used to determine if lymphoma or any other type of cancer is present. Imaging ... Read More
A 71-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Often unknown: Lymphoma, cancer of lymph system most of the time cause is unknown, some cases definite link to virus infection as in epstein bar virus (ebv) in burk ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
Hard to tell: There are many types of lymphoma. Some are very slow growing and may present only with a slightly enlarged lymph node. This might take years to cause ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Depends: Many of these are curable. Others are slow growers allowing for many good years.
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It is an option: It depends on the size of the lymph nodes and degree of symptoms. Occasionally it is acceptable to wait and watch to check if it is growing/node size ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: It depends on the type and stage of the disease. Early stage hodkin lymphoma is often curable. Some are slow growing and even if not curable may gro ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: About three new cases occur/year/100,000 population. See this site for more info. http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/hodg.html
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