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Doctor insights on: Follicular Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma Life Expectancy

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Non hodgkin's lymphoma stage 4 life expectancy?

Non hodgkin's lymphoma stage 4 life expectancy?

Depends...: ....On the "flavor" of the lymphoma. Patients with stage IV low grade lymphomas may do well for years without treatment whereas a stage IV aggressive lymphoma has a more variable course.

Dr. Michael Thompson
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Non-hodgkin lymphoma life expectancy after diagnosis? How bad of a cancer is it?

Non-hodgkin lymphoma life expectancy after diagnosis? How bad of a cancer is it?

Depends.: Life expectancy after diagnosis is dependent upon stage of disease among other things. The earlier the stage the better the prognosis and the longer we expect someone to remain in remission and the longer we expect them to survive.

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What is life expectancy for stage 4 non-hodgkin's lymphoma that has spread to spine, liver & spleen?

What is life expectancy for stage 4 non-hodgkin's lymphoma that has spread to spine, liver & spleen?

Depends: Many types of non-hodgkins lymphoma and prognosis varies. Even with stage iv, some are very curable. Need more details. Good luck!

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Cause of large, pale lingual tonsils touching epiglottis with yellow sticky mucus? Have follicular non-hodgkin's lymphoma -what else can cause this?

Cause of large, pale lingual tonsils touching epiglottis with yellow sticky mucus? Have follicular non-hodgkin's lymphoma -what else can cause this?

Tonsils: I suspect you mean the "regular" tonsils which are also called the pharyngeal tonsils. The lingual tonsils are at the base of the tongue and you wouldn't be able to see these yourself. They are both part of the Waldeyer's ring in the oropharynx. Lymphoma & carcinoma can certainly affect this area. Chronic tonsillitis and Mono are other infectious causes of tonsillar enlargement

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Can lingual tonsils (scope) be infected when enlarged but pale? PET SUV 15-16. I have follicular non-hodgkin's lymphoma in remission (abdominal nodes)

Can lingual tonsils (scope) be infected when enlarged but pale? PET SUV 15-16. I have follicular non-hodgkin's lymphoma in remission (abdominal nodes)

Color not important: If one of the tonsils is abnormal in a patient with Lymphoma, no matter what color it is suspect for Lymphoma and should be biopsied in most cases.

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Diagnosis. B.Cell non hodgkin, s lymphoma favor burkitt, s lymphoma. This us the result of biopsy taken during appendicectomy. D20 positive and tdt neg?

CD20 is a B-Cell: Marker hence the assignment of a b-cell nhl. Tdt is an immunohistochemical stain used to classify blood cells. Burkitt's is a very aggressive process -- get started on a plan with a hematologist straight away.

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What can you tell me about non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

What can you tell me about non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

Its cancer of Lymph: Lymphoma is a Cancer arising from the lymph glands. There are several subtypes. Ask your oncologist more about it. Tell us if you or a family member is affected by Lymphoma and what is being done in terms of treatment.?? A majority of lymphomas can be cured when treated with modern treatments.

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Is it normal for a 28 year old to have non hodgkin's lymphoma.

Normal?: I'm not sure what you mean by normal. It is not uncommon in this age group.

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Can you please tell me how hodgkin's and non-hodgkin's lymphoma differ?

Can you please tell me how hodgkin's and non-hodgkin's lymphoma differ?

Two different cancer: These are 2 differnt types of lymph gland cancers and are treated differently and have different prognosis. Hodgkins disease is more often curable (90%) than non-hodgkin lymphoma (about 60% curable).

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What's the difference between Hodgkin's lymphoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?

Different lymphomas: There are around 30 different types of lymphoma distinguished by how they look under the microscope, the proteins they bear on their cell surface, and the gene mutations that caused the problem to begin with. The type of treatment varies a lot between the different types and is too complicated to cover here. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America website will be your best bet for more details.

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What is Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma cancer B type?

Cell type: There are two major types of lymphocytes, T and B. Both can cause lymphoma. What you are referring to is a lymphoma of the B cell type.

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Stage 4 non hodgkin's lymphoma 10 year survival rate?

Stage 4 non hodgkin's lymphoma 10 year survival rate?

Still good prognosis: Survival rates for nhl vary widely, depending on the lymphoma type, stage, age of the patient, and other variables. The overall 5-year relative survival rate for patients with non-hodgkin’s lymphoma is 63% and the 10-year relative survival rate is 51%. All the best, hk.

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How successful are treatments for non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

"Very": In general (generalizing 40+ lymphomas), nhl is very responsive to chemotherapy. Refractory (non-responsive) nhl is bad. Not all nhl is curable (eg follicular lymphoma), but even in those cases people often do well with continued treatments and/or maintenance therapy. There are some very difficult/bad lymphomas such as ptcl and lymphomas can cause bad symptoms at diagnosis such as svc syndrome.

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What are my treatment choices for non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

It depends...: Nhl has over 40 subtypes. Treatment depends on dx, stage, prognosis, tumor & patient factors. Dlbcl: r-chop most common fl: observation vs. Rituximab vs. R-chop vs. R-bendamustine vs. Other... That is vague, but there is no general answer.

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What are the treatment options for non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

What are the treatment options for non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

Many, depends: There are many treatment options for non-hodgkin's lymphoma (nhl). There are 40+ sub-types of nhl. While many have the same treatment, the treatment approach and treatment intent varies by lymphoma. If the nhl is cd20+ then the monoclonal antibody Rituximab can be used alone or in combination with standard (cytotoxic) chemotherapy. Other potential tx include radiation and clinical trials.

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Is matulane (procarbazine) useful to non-hodgkin's lymphomas?

No: Only indication is for hodkin's disease, and even in that condition, where it is used as part of the "mopp" regimen, it has been replaced by other regimens. It may have slight activity in other lymphomas but there are now many other effective chemotherapeutic and biologic choices.

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How do I choose the right treatment for non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

Along with your Dr.: Your oncologist will review your type of non-hodgkin lymphoma and then discuss treatment. A clinical trial may also be offered and this may take some time on your part to review the study that is given to you. Of course, your doctor and his/her staff, including the research team should be available to help you make a decision on a clinical trial.

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T-cell lymphoma, non-hodgkin's lymphoma - what are they, are they the same thing?

Not really: Non-hodgkin's lymphomas are a very large group of diseases. Lymph cell can be called t cells or b cells based on surface proteins. T cell lymphomas are just one group of non-hodgkins lymphomas. There are also several types of those tcell lymphomas.