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stage 4 non hodgkin s lymphoma life expectancy

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 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
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hung Khong
26 years experience Medical Oncology
Still good prognosis: Survival rates for nhl vary widely, depending on the lymphoma type, stage, age of the patient, and other variables. The overall 5-year relative surviv ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Many good treatments: You should go and see a Medical oncologist. They can treat you with chemotherapy which works very well and can often cure this disease. But avoid dela ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Spiers
30 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Not long: This is a grave prognosis. Hope this helps.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Low, less than 5%.: In stage IV lung cancer, the 5 year survival is <5%. This is where the lung cancer has metastasized to anywhere else in the body. Palliative care mi ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Stage 4 kidney dz: Stage 4 chronic kidney disease ( kidney function of 15-30%) occurs for many reasons. People with stable stage 4 disease can live fairly normal lives. ... 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on a lot of: Factors, like the bone involved, type of cancer, treatments so far received, and where has it spread, whether the treatments are working or not. Your ... Read More
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 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 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
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Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Varies from months/y: The overall survival of stage 4 colon cancer varies from 1 to 3 years. Most patients have at least 2 years if their tumor responds to chemo. If you tu ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Depends on type: For pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors treated with surgery, the 5 year survival rate is ~15%. For exocrine pancreatic tumors, unfortunately, the 5 year ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Depends on origin: Liver cancer in actuality represents a primary hepatoma of the liver. Such lesions are not staged but rather considered resectable or unresectable. ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
13 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Stage 4 lung ca: Unfortunately many patients with lung cancer are diagnosed with "late stage" disease - either 3 or 4 - meaning it has spread outside the lungs. Fewe ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not good: Life expectancy with stage lung cancer is not good. The average is 5-6 months. With chemotherapy, the life expectancy is about a year.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig MacArthur
33 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Sometimes: Stage 4 nb in children over 18 months of age is usually treated aggressively with chemotherapy, then surgery. This is followed with consolidation wit ... Read More
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
25 years experience Psychiatry
Dementia: Usually rule of thirds. 3 years mild, 3 years moderate and 3 years severe.
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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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
It depends: It depends on the staging. There is a stage iiia and b. With treatment the median is 16 and 13 months respectively. Survival with treatment is 23% and ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Quite variable: Most Prostate Cancer-affected patients live for several years, the average being 3-5 years. But it depends on response to hormonal treatments which ca ... Read More

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