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Can a person survive high grade b-cell non hodgkins lymphoma?

Can a person survive high grade b-cell non hodgkins lymphoma?

Yes: Aggressive chemotherapy and sometimes radiation are necessary. The first step after diagnosis is to determine the stage of disease, usually with a pet scan. Then the appropriate treatment course can be determined. ...Read more

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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


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How do hodgkin lymphoma and non hodgkin lymphoma differ?

How do hodgkin lymphoma and non hodgkin lymphoma differ?

Spread pattern: Primarily, hodgkins lymphoma teens to spread from one lymph node site to an adjacent site. Non hodgkins lymphoma is more likely to skip lymph node chains to spread distantly. This is why local radiation has historically be more important in the treatment of hodgkins than non hodgkins. ...Read more

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Is hodkins an non hodkins lymopma curable?

Is hodkins an non hodkins lymopma curable?

Can be: Children and adolescents with Hodgkin lymphoma have approximately a 94% 5 year survival rate with proper treatment. Non Hodgkin lymphoma is a lot harder to predict the prognosis of because there are a lot more factors that go into calculating what a specific individual's prognosis is. There are 3 distinctly different kinds of Non Hodgkin Lymphoma and each have their own ways to determine prognosis ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Mantle cell lymphoma - is that like a hodgkin's?

Mantle cell lymphoma - is that like a hodgkin's?

Non hodgkin's: Mantle cell lymphoma is a subset of non hodgkin's lymphoma. Under microscope, it looks like clusters of small size of lymphoid cells mimicking appearance of indolent/slow-progressing lymphoma, however it behaves like an agressive lymphoma. The treatment would be combinations of chemotherapies plus biological therapy. ...Read more

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My fathers biopsy result is below. High grade non hodgkin lymphoma probably of t cell origin. Is it curable?

My fathers biopsy result is below. High grade non hodgkin lymphoma probably of t cell origin. Is it curable?

TcellNHL: The cure is dependent on sub t cell types, stage of disease, age of patient, lymphoma in node or organ, person's ability to do activity of daily living and ldh level. The doctor needs to know these things. Your father's hematologist/oncologist must have them and would be in a better position to answer. Thanks. ...Read more

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How are hodgkin's and non hodgkins lymphoma different?

How are hodgkin's and non hodgkins lymphoma different?

Spread pattern: Primarily, hodgkins lymphoma teens to spread from one lymph node site to an adjacent site. Non hodgkins lymphoma is more likely to skip lymph node chains to spread distantly. This is why local radiation has historically be more important in the treatment of hodgkins than non hodgkins. ...Read more

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Is diffuse large b cell type non hodgkins lymphoma deadly for 49year old male?

Is diffuse large b cell type non hodgkins lymphoma deadly for 49year old male?

It can be cured: We have good treatments for patients with this diagnosis. It is curable in a majority of patients. So tell us more about it such as... who has it and what is being done to treat it??? ...Read more

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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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What is low grade b cell lymphoma?

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 are the best chemotherapy center for high grade non hodgkin lymphoma ?

What are the best chemotherapy center for high grade non hodgkin lymphoma ?

Depends on location: High grade nhl is curable and should be evaluated & treated at a center with experience. However, the treatment may be 4-6 months long and patient will also need family/caregiver support. If the diagnosis is confirmed, subtype properly identified and adequately staged treatment may be safely and skillfully delivered at local or regional cancer center. Access to clinical trials is very helpful. ...Read more

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Are lymphocyte rich hodgkin's lymphoma and nodular lymphocyte predominant hodgkin's lymphoma the same?

Are lymphocyte rich hodgkin's lymphoma and nodular lymphocyte predominant hodgkin's lymphoma the same?

Sometimes: Both ate classified as hodgkin but they can behave differetlny. Both are treated te same with chemo abvd regimen. Some new data suggest adding Rituxan (rituximab) if cd 20 positive in lymphocyte predominantly disease. ...Read more

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Non-hodgkin lymphoma vs. Hodgkin lymphoma, what is the difference?

Non-hodgkin lymphoma vs. Hodgkin lymphoma, what is the difference?

Many.: Nhl is treated with different chemotherapy than hd. Stage for stage hd carries a better prognosis. Hd usually occurs in the young adult and the elderly; nhl occurs most often during middle age. Many different grades of nhl (low grade, intermediate, high) while hd is not divided into grades. ...Read more

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Is non hodgkin lymphoma early stage curable?

Depends on type: There are many different subtypes of non-hodgkin lymphoma. Some of these subtypes are very curable at early or even at advanced stage. Some of the subtypes are very difficult to cure even at very early stages. ...Read more

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B cell, low degree, stage two nonhodgkins lymphoma , is it cureable or just treatable?

Need info: Which type of non hodgkin's lymphoma you are referring here? In general, lymphoma is very sensitive and responsive to chemotherapy & radiation therapy.They are treatable and in many cases they are curable. There are different kinds of chemo including biological agents used for different kind of lymphoma. Sometimes radiation is given to local disease. Discuss further with your oncologist. ...Read more

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My fathers biopsy report is given below. High grade non hodgkin lymphoma probably of t cell origin. Is this curable ?

My fathers biopsy report is given below.  High grade non hodgkin lymphoma probably of t cell origin. Is this curable ?

Lymphomas: High grade lymphomas in general have better chance of cure than low grade. But it depends on lot of other factors also. ...Read more

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What is the cure for high grade nonhodgkin lymphoma ?

What is the cure for high grade nonhodgkin lymphoma ?

They're curable!: In fact higher grades more curable than indolent nodular lymphomas, but rates help you little. You need to know stage and cell types. Some are managed with chemotherapy alone, some add radiotherapy. But the big ideas: retuximab for b-cell + bone marrow / stem cell transplants. Age and hardiness also important. Indolent nhl not cured, but protracted survival the norm. ...Read more

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Is lymphoma and leukemia curable?

Is lymphoma and leukemia curable?

Depends on which: kind is diagnosed and which stage it is diagnosed at. Their are multiple kinds of lymphoma and leukemia that can not be discussed in 400 characters. I will refer you to the following site for a good discussion www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/leukemia-lymphoma ...Read more

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Pathologic diagnosis....Resected thymus shows reactive b cell hyperplasia vs low grade b cell lympho proliferative disorder. Is this lymphoma?

Pathologic diagnosis....Resected thymus shows reactive b cell hyperplasia vs low grade b cell lympho proliferative disorder.  Is this lymphoma?

Could be...: Certain lymphomas grow so slow that sometimes it is difficult for the pathologist to make the call between malignant or not. I suspect they may do additional work on the specimen and that your doctor will evaluate you further with labs, additional scans or another biopsy. If you have not seen a hematologist, maybe this is the time. Don't panic, just follow up his/her lead. Best to you. ...Read more

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Thymectomy done, thymus shows reactive b cell hyperplasia vs low grade bcell lympho proliferative disorder. What can it be? Is this serious? Treat?

No: Even if it's a low grade lymphoma if it's not anywhere else there's a good chance it will never come back. They should be able to tell from special tests of your thymus. Good luck. ...Read more