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A 41-year-old member asked:

Is non hodgkin lymphoma early stage curable?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 21 years experience
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) stage. The ability to treat and cure depends on the individual characteristics of the person and the tumor. Talk to your oncologist.
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Dr. Ephraim Hochberg
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Depends on type: There are many different subtypes of non-hodgkin lymphoma. Some of these subtypes are very curable at early or even at advanced stage. Some of the subtypes are very difficult to cure even at very early stages.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

Is non-hodgkin lymphoma curable?

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Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Depends: There are 3 basic types: low grade, intermediate, and high grade lymphoma. Intermediate and high grade are potentially curable because they are replicating rapidly. Low grade lymphomas are not curable because typically replicating slowly. Low grade are only treated when needed. Hope this helps.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between hodgkin lymphoma and non-hodgkin lymphoma?

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Dr. Stephen Noga
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Disease type: The 2 diseases are closely linked. The hodgkin lymphoma was described by the doctor bearing its name and usually has a specific cell associated with it. This cell is not the target of new therapies for relapsed disease. In general terms, this disease is highly curable whereas some of the many types of non-hodgkin lymphoma are not.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

How do hodgkin lymphoma and non hodgkin lymphoma differ?

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Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
Spread pattern: Primarily, hodgkins lymphoma teens to spread from one lymph node site to an adjacent site. Non hodgkins lymphoma is more likely to skip lymph node chains to spread distantly. This is why local radiation has historically be more important in the treatment of hodgkins than non hodgkins.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

Non-hodgkin lymphoma vs. Hodgkin lymphoma, what is the difference?

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Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Hematology and Oncology 34 years experience
Many.: Nhl is treated with different chemotherapy than hd. Stage for stage hd carries a better prognosis. Hd usually occurs in the young adult and the elderly; nhl occurs most often during middle age. Many different grades of nhl (low grade, intermediate, high) while hd is not divided into grades.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

Can non-hodgkin lymphoma be cured?

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Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Hematology and Oncology 47 years experience
Yes,: The cure rate for non-hodgkin lyphoma is high and getting higher by the newer medications. It starts in the lymph nodes. Cure rates depend on 1- stage: limited versus advanced and/or involving other tissues, like liver or bone marrow. 2- type of lymphoma, small, diffuse, low grade or high grade.There are books and books on lymphoma. Trust your medical team and proceed. Be optimistic and beat it.
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