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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

Dr. Scott Diede
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Hodgkin Disease (Definition)

It is a malignant (cancerous) proliferation of lymphocytes with unique biological, prognostic and diagnostic features. It involves mostly lymph nodes and it may be treated and cured with the use of chemotherapy, radiation or a combination of both. It is considered a lymphoma with excellent long term 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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How is hodgkins lymphoma diagnosed?

How is hodgkins lymphoma diagnosed?

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 are the symptoms of hodgkins lymphoma?

What are the symptoms of hodgkins lymphoma?

Mostly swollen nodes: Most patients will only have swollen painless lymph nodes, most commonly in the left neck, right neck, armpits and groin. More rarely patients will have fevers, drenching night sweats and weight loss. More rarely patients will have pain in their lymph nodes after drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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What are the chances of dying from hodgkins lymphoma?

What are the chances of dying from hodgkins lymphoma?

Low: Hodgkin's lymphoma is treatable and curable disease in majority cases. With the treatment that we have for hodgkin's lymphoma , if treated appropriately, the risk for dying from hodgkin's lymphoma is low- approximately about 1 in 400 will have hodgkin's lymphoma 1:2000 will die from it. Off course, the prognosis will depend on the stage, and biology of the cancer as well as overall condition of pt. ...Read more

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Might it be that a person die from hodgkins lymphoma?

Might it be that a person die from hodgkins lymphoma?

Yes: In short, yes. Hodgkins lymphomas as a rule are very treatable and often curable but some can behave very aggressively and cause death despite best available therapy. An oncologist can go over this in detail after gathering all the clinical data. Best to you. ...Read more

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Just diagnosed with hodgkins lymphoma. What can I expect?

It depends: First you need to see a medical oncologist or a hematologist. Then ask about the type of lymphoma, whether its aggressive or not, whether you will need tx, curability and 5 year prognosis. ...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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What is done for non hodgkins lymphoma q?

What is done for non hodgkins lymphoma q?

Work up then treat: Nhl exists in various types and an accurate diagnosis is confirmed with blood work and bone marrow biopsy. Staging with scans (ct, pet, etc) is next. Treatment is initiated based on stage, type, age, organ function, etc. Treatment ranges from chemotherapy, radiotherapy, bone marro transplant or in some cases observation. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hodgkins lymphoma?

Chemo +\- radiation: That really depends on subtype of hodgkins, stage, bulk, of disease, age of pt, among other factors, although chemotherapy is the mainstay of therapy. ...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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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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How can chemotherapy help in hodgkins lymphoma?

Quite effective: We can cure many such patients , nearly 90% of them. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hodgkins lymphoma and leukemia ?

What is the difference between hodgkins lymphoma and leukemia ?

Many: Hd is a cancer of primarily the lymph glands. It presents with enlarged lymph nodes, fatigue, fever, sweats. It is treated with chemotherapy and possibly radiation therapy. There are many types of leukemia. They are all malignancies of bone marrow. They are treated with chemotherapy or immunotherapy, depending on the type. Some leukemias may not require immediate treatment and can be "watched". ...Read more

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Would a full blood countbe abnormal if hodgkins lymphoma was present?

Would a full blood countbe abnormal if hodgkins lymphoma was present?

Could be: If the lymphoma is advanced and involves the bone marrow, a person could have low blood counts but often the CBC will be normal. ...Read more

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My dad had hodgkins lymphoma 25 yrs ago and now has diffuse large b cell non hodkins lymphoma, am i at risk?

Potentially: I am sorry for your father's story. Sometimes hodgkin's lymphoma can relapse as non- hodgkin's lymphoma. It does not mean that you are at higher risk unless someone else has a history of cancer too. Then a genetic test can help you figure it out. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my uncle was recently diagnosed with hodgkins lymphoma. Any help on what it is. Is it curable?

It is treatbale: Hodgkins disease is one of the more curable cancers. The cure rates range from 80-90%. You do not need to be concerned any more than he has to be. ...Read more

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I've just been diagnosed with hodgkins lymphoma. I will be starting chemo by month's end. If i decide to not be treated, how long will i live?

That would be foolis: Hodgkins disease is a curable cancer. Yet if you do not treat it, it can prove fatal. So it will be foolish not to treat it. The disease can be fatal within one or two years, depending on the current stage of disease. ...Read more

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What do you think, could hodgkins and non hodgkins lymphoma show in a fbc?

What is FBC?: Do not use abbreviations....this is a new one for me after being a physician for 50 years! This can waste eveyone's time and is a cause to make mistakes due to misinterpretation. ...Read more

Prognosis (Definition)

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


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