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How Curable Is Stage 4 Lymphoma
What is life expectancy for stage 4 non-hodgkin's lymphoma that has spread to spine, liver & spleen?
Yes. Lots of types: There are a number of ways that a lymphoma can be classified as stage four and there are different types of lymphomas. Having bone marrow involvement or having small tumors on both sides of the diaphragm and in nonlymphatic organs like the bone or liver or lungs can all define a lymphoma as stage four. Depending on where these tumors are found they may or may not cause symptoms initially. Fatigue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
B Symptoms: B symptoms are any combination of persistent fevers, drenching night sweats/chills, or significant weight loss. Not all lymphoma patients get them. Not even all stage IV lymphoma patients get them. Patients without b symptoms and stage IV disease are staged as having stage iva disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bed Ridden state: Most patients who have terminal cancer become quite inactive and bed bound, needing nursing care to feed them and clean them. Organ dysfunction follows and patients become weaker by the day and stop eating and drinking. Terminally they become less alert, sleeepy, unconscious and die. ...Read more
Not necessarily: There are some stage IV lymphomas that can be cured with aggressive chemotherapy. Some other cannot be cured but are so slowly growing that people can live years with them, sometimes even going years without treatment, and may die naturally if something else. Best to speak with a qualified hematologist/oncologist to learn about what you or your lives one is facing and the prognosis. ...Read more
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
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. ...Read more
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