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can lymphoma be cured?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 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 25 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 44 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?

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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine 44 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.
A 27-year-old member asked:

What is the cure for high grade nonhodgkin lymphoma ?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Agrresive treatment: There are different types of high grade nhl. Generally, however, the treatment for high grade nhl will be several cycles of agressive combination chemotherapy and biological therapy; plus minus autologous stem cell transplantation on the first comple remission if indicated ( for certain types of high grade nhl) and if possible.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What is the chance of dying from lymphoma?

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Dr. William A Biermann
Medical Oncology 46 years experience
It depends: It depends on the stage and the specific type of lymphoma. There can be cures and some very long remissions depending on the type. The odds also depend on the response to treatment.
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A 29-year-old female asked:

What is the most common type of lymphoma in a 29 year old. Is it cureable?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Hodgkin's lymphoma: Hodgkin's lymphoma will be more common at your age than non -hodgkin's lymphoma. Depending on the stage and other prognostic factors, but in general the cure rate of hodgkin's lymphoma is significantly high.

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