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A 25-year-old male asked:

Can lymphoma be cured?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Lymphoma: There are many types of lymphoma-from the agressive ones to the indolent ones. Each type has different biology and different response to therapy, as well as different prognosis etc. However, in general, lymphoma is a chemosensitive disease and is a radiosensitive disease. Yes, some lymphoma can be cured.
Dr. Ephraim Hochberg
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Depends on subtype: There are 5 subtypes of hodgkin lymphoma which are all usually curable. There are about 55 subtypes of non-hodgkin lymphoma some of which are curable and some of which are not. The most common curable non-hodgkin lymphomas are diffuse large b cell lymphoma, burkitts lymphoma and localized marginal zone lymphoma.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What is lymphoma?

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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Malignancy: A lymphoma isma malignancy of a certain type of white blood cells called lymphocytes. These cells are found in the lymphatic system and the blood stream. When the disease appears primarily in lymph nodes it is called a lymphoma. There are many different types of lymphoma.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What are lymphomas?

4 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Malignancy: A lymphoma is a malignancy of a certain type of white blood cells called lymphocytes. These cells are found in the lymphatic system and the blood stream. When the disease appears primarily in lymph nodes it is called a lymphoma. There are many different types of lymphoma.

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