A 38-year-old member asked:
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how hopeful can a patient be with stage iv non hodgkin lymphoma on chemotherapy treatments?

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Dr. Romeo Mandanas
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Use IPI/FLIPI Score: The prognosis of nhl (non-hodgkin lymphoma) is better defined by a score called the international prognostic index (ipi) for aggressive nhl or follicular ipi (flipi) for low grade nhl. Age, performance status, stage, extra nodal sites, ldh value, hemoglobin, Albumin are figured into the score which categorizes pts into low, intermediate or high risk for relapse or poor survival.
Answered on Oct 9, 2016
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Dr. Binu Nair
Dr. Binu Nair answered
18 years experience Hematology and Oncology
All depends: Depending on type of lymphoma, stage, over all physical condition, organ function, age etc, but in general hope is good if can get chemo.
Answered on Feb 14, 2013

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