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what is the treatment for non-hodgkins lymphoma cancer?

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Usually chemotherapy: The treatment is related to the type of lymphoma and the sites of disease. Most lymphomas are treated with chemotherapy but radiation therapy is sometimes used.
Answered on Nov 7, 2012
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Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Combination chemotx.: This is a very aggressive disease that almost always results in death within one year if not treated. However, if treated, many can be cured. The treatment is usually combination chemo.: 4 cycles of chop (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisone), followed by radiation therapy. If cure is not attained, high dose chemo. And autologous hematopoetic stem cell transplant can be done.
Answered on Nov 7, 2014
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Depends on subtype: There are dozens of different subtypes of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. Most will remit; curiously, the lymphomas that are naturally more aggressive are mo ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Cell type: There are two major types of lymphocytes, T and B. Both can cause lymphoma. What you are referring to is a lymphoma of the B cell type.
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Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Cancer: Your oncologist will discuss with you the treatment options.
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Dr. Sunil Mehra
43 years experience Pulmonology
Depends: It depends on staging of the disease, it can affect entire body, so work up and staging is very imortant including pathology.
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