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What is the survival rate with large b cell lymphoma stage 4?

What is the survival rate with  large b cell lymphoma stage 4?

50%: However, there are numerous features about an individual lymphoma that point to worse or better survival for that individual. And survival is dependent on treatment as well; the use of the monoclonal antibody, rituximab, greatly impacts on survival. Finally, the medical community does not equate survival with cure, so we tend to talk about five year survival and ten year survival. ...Read more

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What is the rate of survival of a diffuse b-cell lymphoma?

What is the rate of survival of a diffuse b-cell lymphoma?

It is quite good: These are fast growing lymphomas that respond well to modern chemotherapy. Your doctor can tell you what risk category you fall into based on your age and several aspects of your tumor which include it's stage at presentation. Outside of this, staying on time with chemotherapy and not having to reduce the intended dose lead to the highest cure rates. The majority of patients can be cured. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for a 65 white male diagnosed with stage 2 b-cell lymphoma?

What is the prognosis for a 65 white male diagnosed with stage 2 b-cell lymphoma?

Need to know subtype: The prognosis for patients with lymphoma is highly dependent on the subtype of lymphoma which they have. For diffuse large b-cell lymphoma, the most common lymphoma in north america the prognosis for stage ii is excellent with a good chance of cure. For follicular lymphoma, the 2nd most common nodal lymphoma the prognosis is also quite good. ...Read more

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Do diffused large b cell lymphoma patients show symptoms of mental abnormalities?

Do diffused large b cell lymphoma patients show symptoms of mental abnormalities?

Maybe: In general we don't think of diffuse large b cell lymphoma (dlbcl) effecting brain function. However, many patients tell us of symptoms of a "fog" like feeling either before treatment (disease-related?) or after ("chemobrain"). Reasons are likely multifactorial and can include stress, financial concerns, depression, and disease biology. This is being actively studied by a variety of groups. ...Read more

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What is diffused b cell lymphoma?

Most common lymphoma: Diffuse large b cell lymphoma is the most common subtype of non-hodgkin's lymphoma. It usually presents in the lymph nodes but can present in any organ in the body. It is treated predominantly with the chemotherapy drugs rchop. In many patients it is completely curable with this chemotherapy regimen. ...Read more

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What is low grade b cell lymphoma?

Low grade lymphoma: Lymphomas are cancers that start in the lymphatic/immune system. There are many different kinds. Low grade means the cells are slow growing. B cell designates the immune cell the cancer started from. ...Read more

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What is badly diffused b cell lymphoma?

Not a common term: Diffuse b cell lymphoma is by definition an aggressive lymphoma which has the ability to spread rapidly if not treated. It is a "bad actor". I assume this term may be referring to a lymphoma that has already spread a good deal before being diagnosed. Even so, these lymphomas are often treatable and can be cured in the majority of cases. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for b-cell lymphoma?

Which one?: There are many types of b cell lymphomas. Hodgkin's vs non hodgkin's. The agressive lyphoma vs. Indolent lymphoma etc. The prognosis will depend on the type of lymphoma as well as other prognostic factors/biology of the cells. ...Read more

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Can I finsd information on large b cell lymphoma?

Try nci.nih.giv: The natinal cancer institute web site can provide avgreat desl of information fir both patients and professionals. ...Read more

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