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Hodgkin lymphoma cancer--is it fatal?

Hodgkin lymphoma cancer--is it fatal?

Can be: Early statges of hodkin lymphoma are often curable. The prognosis depends on the type of disease and how widespread it may be at the time of diagnosis. ...Read more

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Lymphoma (Definition)

A malignancy that develops in the lymph glands that causes nodes ...Read more


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Is non-hodgkin lymphoma curable?

Is non-hodgkin lymphoma curable?

Depends: There are 3 basic types: low grade, intermediate, and high grade lymphoma. Intermediate and high grade are potentially curable because they are replicating rapidly. Low grade lymphomas are not curable because typically replicating slowly. Low grade are only treated when needed. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is Hodgkin's lymphoma hereditary?

Is Hodgkin's lymphoma hereditary?

Genetics of HL: There might be a genetic component of Hodgkins Lymphoma in close family members of a HL patient. It is seen about 3-5 times more often than expected in the general population. Younger Siblings of HL patients may have a risk up to 7 times more frequently. ...Read more

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Is hodgkins lymphoma fatal?

Is hodgkins lymphoma fatal?

Could be: Hd can cause death but you need to know it is one of the most treatable and curable malignancies at present. Chemo and radiation can be very effective against it. ...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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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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How is hodgkins lymphoma diagnosed?

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Biopsy: A core biopsy of the enlarged lymph gland/s or mass/lump would be needed to establish a diagnosis. Then further work-up would be needed-which include- a bone marrow biopsy, pet scan and ct scan for staging purposes. ...Read more

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What is non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

What is non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

Lymph system cancer: Nhl is a large group of related cancers which originate in the lymph tissues of the body. These cells normally help fight infection but become cancerous and grow out of control. They may stay in the lymph nodes or also be found in any part of the body or organs. Some grow slowly (indolent) while others are more aggressive. You doctor will run a series of test to stage and type the lymphoma. ...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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What is Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma cancer B type?

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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How is non-hodgkin's lymphoma diagnosed?

How is non-hodgkin's lymphoma diagnosed?

Scans and biopsy: Patients may have a lump(s) or feel quite ill with fever, night sweats, weight loss and/or anemia which brings them in to the ED or md. Many times blood tests and scans/x-rays are done which lead to a suspicion of lymphoma. A biopsy is required to prove that indeed the patient has lymphoma and also to tell exactly what type of lymphoma they have. ...Read more

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Is hodgkin's disease curable?

Is hodgkin's disease curable?

Yes: Hodgkin's disease is a type of lymphoma. This cancer of the lymph nodes is very curable and is sensitive to chemotherapy and radiation. We use different combinations of treatment depending on the stage of the cancer. Occasionally after treatment there can be recurrences and more aggressive treatment is needed. Some people still die of the disease but over the decades cure is more likely. ...Read more

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Is nonhodgkins lymphoma cureable?

Cancer.Net info: Depends on type, stage, patient characteristics. There is no one answer. More information is needed. A comprehensive and trusted overview of non-hodgkin lymphoma (nhl) is here: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/lymphoma-non-hodgkin treatment info: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/lymphoma-non-hodgkin/treatment. ...Read more

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Is lymphoma Hodgkin's a rare cancer ?

Is lymphoma Hodgkin's a rare cancer ?

No: About three new cases occur/year/100,000 population. See this site for more info. http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/hodg.html ...Read more

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How is non-hodgkin lymphoma (nhl ) treated?

How is non-hodgkin lymphoma (nhl ) treated?

Often chemo: Some nhl types and stages are treated with chemotherapy alone. Some require the use of radiation therapy alone or with chemo. Surgery is typically only used for making the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is lymphoma curable?

Many types are: Lymphoma can be cured usually with chemotherapy and sometimes with the addition of radiation. The success rate is dependent on the type of lymphoma as well as location. There are some types of lymphoma are not considered curable with standard treatments. ...Read more

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Is lymphoma curable?

Often: There are actually maybe a hundred subtypes by now. Some are famously curable -- most of the time. Some can't be cured -- yet -- but these tend to be slow-growers. In the old days, they were all fatal; be thankful for today's medical interventions that actually work. ...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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How curable is lymphoma cancer?

Depends: It depends on the type and stage of the disease. Early stage hodkin lymphoma is often curable. Some are slow growing and even if not curable may grow only slowly for many years. ...Read more