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Lymphoma Life Expectancy
Prognosis is Good.: Follicular lymphoma is a slow growing type of nhl which responds very well to treatment, but can rarely be cured. Despite this, the prognosis is generally very good and the median survival is about 8-15 years according to the nci. A recently published study from stanford has shown that since 1997 the median survival has increased to over 18 years. Life expectancy depends on the extent of disease. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I've recently been diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma. What is the life expectancy without medical treatment?
Depends: Non hodgkin's lymphoma is not a disease but a huge container of diseases with all sort of behaviors and prognoses. Some nhl patients may live decades without treatment (may not even know they have it) whereas in others, death may come in weeks or months. Your oncologist can explain that to you in more detail based on your specific situation. Best to you. ...Read more
Depends: There are many factors that effect life expectancy including the patients underlying health and the stage of lymphoma. For example lymphoma that is slower growing and has not spread is a better case than a lymphoma that is aggressive and has spread to multiple organs. Hard to answer that question without more information. ...Read more
Not necessarily.: "lymphoma" acrtually encompasses many different diagnoses. In general, lymphomas a very responsive to chemotherapy. Some, like hodgkin lymphoma are frequently curable, even in advanced stage. For some of the aggressive lymphomas, response depends on a number of factors, including age and stage, but still can do well. The low grade lymphomas are not curable, but many years of life are possible. ...Read more
Mantle cell: Lymphoma has a broad range of expected survival. The minority of patients have an indolent course, and may not even require therapy at the time of diagnosis. More commonly treatment is initiated with moderate to aggressive chemotherapy with duration of benefit on the order of 3-5 years. With recurrence the management can be more challenging. ...Read more
?????: The better question would be: why in God's creation would someone not get treated for a highly curable disease like Hodkin's disease? I am not even sure that an accurate answer to your question is possible to come up with. Ultimately it would cause death but how long it would take? Cannot tell. ...Read more
I am 31 and have had follicular lymphoma for 5 years. I am in remission. I have cvid. For my age what is the life expectancy?
Complex: CVID is a complex disease, nowadays regaining good humoral (antibody) immunity with proper replacement therapy and prompt treatment with antibiotics has improved the quality of life tremendously for patients with CVID, although lymphoma is a complication of the disease, but you survived 5 years already, which is the benchmark year for good prognosis for lymphoma, longevity can be as non-CVID ...Read more
Depends: Hodgkin lymphoma is a highly curable cancer. Severe CHF might limit some of the chemotherapy options, but even in the unusual circumstance that no chemotherapy could be given, cures can still be achieved with radiotherapy alone. Life expectancy for untreated disease depends on a number of factors but is likely to be only about 12 months on average with some doing better and some worse. ...Read more
What is life expectancy for stage 4 non-hodgkin's lymphoma that has spread to spine, liver & spleen?
Active and healthy: By keeping yourself healthy, eating a diet with fruits & vegetables, limiting red meat, exercising & not smoking, you can reduce the chances of becoming diabetic or hypertensive. These things decrease your chances of stroke, heart attack & certain cancers. Avoiding drugs and excessive alcohol also keeps you healthier. By doing these things, you should be healthier, and hopefully live longer ...Read more
Variable: It is important to understand that the brain may dictate bodily function. If lisencephaly is part of miller-dieker syndrome death may occur before age 2, but sometimes infants may live longer. Remember if the patient cannot feed themselves and is bed-ridden-they are prone to pneumonia, infection-which may lead to an earlier death. Also important are other associated congenital abnormalities. ...Read more
The average life expectancy for an american is about 78, but that is just a statistic.
You control some factors that help determine your personal life expectancy- smoking, obesity and inactivity will shorten your life span, while eating more fruits/vegetables, watching your weight and increasing your physical activity will lengthen your life span and hopefully add to your quality of life too. ...Read more
Can be normal: In the 1950s, 60% of lupus patients died within five years. Now, more than 90% survive beyond five years. Many lupus patients have non-life threatening disease. Kidney or brain involvement portends a worse prognosis. ...Read more
According to: SSA. Gov, average life expectancy for a male born today is 83 years, for a female 87 years. There is an interactive calculator on the site to estimate life expectancy based on age. ...Read more
No data about this: Life expectancy is generally reduced but there is no data available to tell us how much it is reduced. It depends on the complications of the disease, especially if there are cardiac problems. ...Read more
In the canadian registry study, life expectancy was reduced by
4->7 yrs, and in the danish registry study, life expectancy was reduced by 10-> 12 years. Quality of life is affected by physical symptoms such as difficulty with mobility, fatigue, problems with social functioning, impaired mood and pain. ...Read more
Can be fatal.:
Plasmodium falciparum is the most lethal form of Malaria.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) an African child dies from Malaria every minute. Risks of death are higher in people w AIDS, young children, pregnant women & their fetuses & in people from non-endemic areas.
See: http://www. Who. Int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs094/en/ ...Read more
Cardiomyopathy: Although it is difficult to put a time line on this condition, these patients eventually will need cardiac transplant and accordingly they should be referred to a transplant center so that they can placed on transplant list. Occasionally, cardiomyopathy may be part of another disease such as muscular dystrophy in which case the life expectancy is more likely related to that underlying disease. ...Read more
Not short.: Polycystic kidney disease in most cases is a mild slowly progressive disease. Many patients do not even know they have it and they live and die without knowing they have it. The clue to answer the question could be taken from a person in the same family who has the disease. Of course, patients with PKD may develop end-stage and need dialysis after several years. They are eligible for transplant. ...Read more
Normal: Life expectancy should be normal. There are no effects that affect heart, or other major systems that would reduce life expectancy. ...Read more
Unknown: There are different online tools to estimate survival. Functional status is critical. Some will come up with a finite number of days or weeks, but I would like to enforce that these are only estimates that do not correct for acuity of overlapping conditions. I use sometimes eprognosis developed at UCSF. Hope it helps. ...Read more
Ivad: This may mean different things in different medical specialities. Please spell it out. ...Read more
Unsually normal: It was previously thought that ms could shorten lifespan by about 8 yrs, but a study looking at interferon treatment suggests that lifespan can be normal if ms patients are treated with dmt's over a period of time. ...Read more
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