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Can a person survive high grade b-cell non hodgkins lymphoma?

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Dr. Jacqueline Matar
Radiation Oncology 67 years experience
Yes: Aggressive chemotherapy and sometimes radiation are necessary. The first step after diagnosis is to determine the stage of disease, usually with a pet scan. Then the appropriate treatment course can be determined.
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Can stems cells curing non-hodgkins lymphoma?

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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 46 years experience
Yes.: Stem cell transplantation, usually from the patient's own bone marrow (autologous stem cell transplantation) can dure certain types of lymphoma that was not cured by chemotherapy. Transplantation using another person's cells (allogeneic transplant) is more experimental, but also capable of curing patients where other treatments have failed.
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