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Cns Lymphoma Survival Rate
It Varies: Many factors determine the prognosis of patients with pcnsl including the extent of disease, its response to treatment, underlying immune problems like hiv/aids, and others. With aggressive chemotherapy or a combination of chemotherapy and radiation, patients with normal immune systems can survive on average about 3-4 years. This means some people's tumors return early, but others are cured. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
From who should we seek care and treatment options for primary CNS lymphoma (in addition to neurosurgeon)?
Oncologist: A medical oncologist and radiation oncologist should be part of the team that can help with your care. If you already have a diagnosis of primary CNS lymphoma (presumably from a biopsy), then you need to investigate what chemotherapeutic agents and radiation regimens are available. This may differ depending on the subtype of the lymphoma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can radiation followed by chemo be as effective in treating primary CNS lymphoma as chemo followed by consolidation rt!
No head to: Head comparisons. The problem with combined modality therapy is cognitive preservation. Many centers use chemo first and avoid radiotherapy if there is a complete response. ...Read more
What are the options for long-term maintenance therapy to prevent primary CNS lymphoma recurrence?
Check out these: Links. Take care and god bless u! http://www.uptodate.com/contents/treatment-prognosis-and-prophylaxis-of-secondary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma. http://m.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/complementaryandalternativemedicine/herbsvitaminsandminerals/index?sitearea=eto. ...Read more
My husband has relapse systemic and CNS dlc lymphoma. His family history has a lot of cancer. Would it be better to do more dhap or autologous hsct?
Speak with your MD: This is very complicated. If he can get into remission with systemic chemotherapy and intrathecal chemotherapy, a stem cell transplant might be indicated. In the meanwhile, additional chemotherapy could include dhap. Please speak with your oncologist to get the best advice. ...Read more
How do find alternative/complementary treatments (e.G. Diet, herbal medicine) that have been clinically found to help with primary CNS lymphoma?
See below: These rare tumors are found in immunocompromised and immunocompatent individuals. Current treatment is based around highdose intravenous Methotrexate plus/minus xrt, or myeloablative chemotherapy followed by autologous stem cell rescue therapy. You need dietary support as this protocol likely makes you weak, but i doubt there is much room for alternative treatments for the primary disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Means Chance of surv: 5-year survival is common parameter used to indicate the chances of being alive 5 years later(after treatment). It usually means that person is cured of their cancer. This is a yard stick of control rates/successes of the treatments currently used. For hodgkin disease there is a high cure rate(>80%)at 5 years and beyond! ...Read more
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