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What is the prognosis for b-cell lymphoma?

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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The prognosis is the predicted outcome or "forecast" for a disease or process. It is only an estimate but is likely based on past experience or data taking into account the individual's overall health status. It may suggest progression of disease ...Read more


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What is the prognosis for someone who has stage 3 lymphoma in a young adult?

What is the prognosis for someone who has stage 3 lymphoma in a young adult?

What type lymphoma: There are several different types of lymphoma, and the prognosis varies a great deal depending upon the type of lymphoma and/or patient's characteristics, such as age and baseline state of health. In addition to Hodgkins lymphoma, there are so many types of non-Hodgkins lymphoma that it is even confusing for some doctors. The doctor who diagnosed the lymphoma is best person to ask re. prognosis. ...Read more

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If your lymphoma is slow growing is there a good prognosis out of it?

If your lymphoma is slow growing is there a good prognosis out of it?

That depends: The real prognostic indicators are the histologic subtype and molecular signature. The fast-growing lymphomas tend to be more curable. You're 18 years old -- if your lymphoma is Hodgkin's, your prognosis is probably really good with a high likelihood of cure. ...Read more

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Why is the prognosis of someone who may have stage 2B lymphoma in a young adult?

Why is the prognosis of someone who may have stage 2B lymphoma in a young adult?

Potentially curable.: Stage IIb Hodgkin's Lymphoma is considered advanced but very susceptible to chemotherapy and radiation, thus potentially curable. The 5 year survival rate for stage II is 90%. Having "B" symptoms can lower this excellent prognosis, but with more aggressive treatment, this is curable. ...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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What is stage 4 non-hodgkins lymphoma and what is the prognosis?

What is stage 4 non-hodgkins lymphoma and what is the prognosis?

Need more info: Stage 4 means involving the bone marrow (or other "extranodal" organs). The prognosis depends on a variety of factors including the subtype of non-hodgkin's lymphoma. ...Read more

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Hi doctors iwant ask about follicular lymphoma 1degree and it prognosis?

Follicular lymphoma: Is in the indolent category. It tends to be advanced stage at diagnosis, and the diagnosis may or may not be an indication for treatment. The long natural history makes the sequencing of usually palliative treatment options important. ...Read more

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My friend's daughter has idiopathic telangiectasia and now has suspected lymphoma. What is her prognosis?

Need info: I don't know about the idiopathic telangiectasia, but the "suspected lymphoma" needs a definitive diagnosis. If lymphoma is suspected, then a biopsy of a lymph node or bone marrow needs to be done as well as other tests. More information is needed on diagnosis and staging before talking about treatment or prognosis. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis of stage 4 cancer non hodgkins lymphoma b cell with walderstoms IgM protein 4000?

What is the prognosis of stage 4 cancer non hodgkins lymphoma b cell with walderstoms IgM protein 4000?

Fairly good: We have good treatments for nonhodgkins lymphoma such that a fairly large proportion of patients are cured and can live a normal life. At least we can keep them alive for many years with the use of chemotherapy along with a biologic agent/immunotherapy drug called rituximab. ...Read more

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My grandpa just got dx with mantle cell lymphoma by biopsy 82y/o. bone marrow biopsy & pet scan not back. Prognosis & treatment? Is it genetic?

My grandpa just got dx with mantle cell lymphoma by biopsy 82y/o. bone marrow biopsy  & pet scan not back. Prognosis & treatment? Is it genetic?

Not genetic: MCL is a serious type of lymphoma. So he should be checked and treated by a Lymphoma specialist. With good treatment we can extend life for 3- 5 years. ...Read more

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What are the chances of surviving lymphoma in the u.S.?

More info: More information is needed. Hl or nhl? B cell or t cell? Subtype? Patient characteristics (young and health or old and ill)? There is no one simple answer at the individual patient level. See http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/lymphoma-hodgkin and http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/lymphoma-non-hodgkin. ...Read more

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If you're young like 20's and have lymphoma how long on average (days,weeks,months) would it take for a lymph node enlarge enough to notice it easily?

Variable: There are many different types of lymphomas and each has a different growth rate. If you were to develop a malignant cell in a lymph node today, it would, on average, take a few years for it to become easily noticeable. ...Read more

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My dad;s cousin had non hodgkins lymphoma when she was in her 40's -- is it hereditary?

My dad;s cousin had non hodgkins lymphoma when she was in her 40's -- is it hereditary?

Probably not: We still do not know exact causes for NHL. There are many risk factors, such as infection, immunodef, etc. But, there is no evidence thus far that NHL is hereditary. ...Read more

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Do many have lymphoma?

Estimate: About 80, 000 cases are expected in the us in the next year based on the seer database. ...Read more

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Do you know what causes lymphoma?

Like other cancers..: lymphoma arises from an unlucky combination of genetic mutations in lymphoid cells during our lifetime. Risk factors include exposure to toxins, family history, or a severe immune suppression (e.g. HIV). Most often, the proximal cause can not be determined, and is mostly just bad luck, since our body is naturally subjected to millions of genetic mutations over our lifetime. ...Read more

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Are there easy tests for lymphoma?

See below...: Usually a lymph node biopsy is necessary to establish the diagnosis unquestionably. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have lymphoma?

Normal nodes can be: Found from head to toe, and lymphoma can arise in any place where nodes are, and even "extranodal" sites. Fever, weight loss, and drenching sweats are called b symptoms, indicating a wore prognosis, pruritus or itching is another finding. There is the hodgkin's type, and a variety of others. This is very treatable and curable. ...Read more

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How likely is dying from lymphoma?

Depends what type: There are about 60 types of lymphomas, some very indolent with survival same as normal people, and many with moderate prognosis, with survival measured in 5 to 10 years. Rare few are quite aggressive with survival measured in months or weeks. Best know exactly what kind and the diagnosis by expert will predict probability of survival. Talk to your doc. Lymphoma is a misnomer, it is not one disease ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Thompson
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Lymphoma (Definition)

A malignancy developing in the lymphocytes of lymph glands. They present as an enlarging node that continues to grow and then ...Read more