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Stage 4 non hodgkin's lymphoma 10 year survival rate?

Stage 4 non hodgkin's lymphoma 10 year survival rate?

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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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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What is the survival rate for stage 3 non-hodgkins lymohoma in a teenager?

What is the survival rate for stage 3 non-hodgkins lymohoma in a teenager?

Good...: Without knowing all of the details, overall approximately 80% of stage iii nhl are cured. ...Read more

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Non hodgkin's lymphoma stage 4 life expectancy?

Non hodgkin's lymphoma stage 4 life expectancy?

Depends...: ....On the "flavor" of the lymphoma. Patients with stage IV low grade lymphomas may do well for years without treatment whereas a stage IV aggressive lymphoma has a more variable course. ...Read more

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What would treatment look like for a teenager experiencing non-hodgkin's lymphoma, stage I or ii?

What would treatment look like for a teenager experiencing non-hodgkin's lymphoma, stage I or ii?

Depends on type: Not common but not different than for adult, I think:
if indolent- surgery and possibly radiation then watchful waiting (maybe with bone marrow harvest for later use)
if more aggressive, would use biochemotherapy (i.e.: "r-chop") after surgery. May also include radiation and marrow harvest. ...Read more

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Diagnosis. B.Cell non hodgkin, s lymphoma favor burkitt, s lymphoma. This us the result of biopsy taken during appendicectomy. D20 positive and tdt neg?

Diagnosis. B.Cell non hodgkin, s lymphoma favor burkitt, s lymphoma. This us the result of biopsy taken during appendicectomy. D20 positive and tdt neg?

CD20 is a B-Cell: Marker hence the assignment of a b-cell nhl. Tdt is an immunohistochemical stain used to classify blood cells. Burkitt's is a very aggressive process -- get started on a plan with a hematologist straight away. ...Read more

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What symptoms usually go along with non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

What symptoms usually go along with non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

Systemic and local: Non hodgkins lymphoma may cause systemic symptoms such as weight loss, fever, night sweats and itchiness. Locally, it can present as a lump or sweling in the head and neck, groin or any lymph node area. If it's large, it can obstruct passage ways such as esophagus, intestines, ureter or blood vessels. If it involves the chest, it may give symptoms of cough, shortness of breath or pain. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hodgkin's disease and non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

What is the difference between hodgkin's disease and non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

A lot: Both hodgkin lymphoma (formerly known as hodgkin's disease) and non-hodgkin lymphoma (also known as non-hodgkin's lymphoma) are lymphomas, a type of cancer that originates in a subset of white blood cells called lymphocytes. Lymphocytes are an important part of your immune system. The main difference between hodgkin and non-hodgkin lymphoma is in the specific lymphocyte each involves. ...Read more

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Can symptoms of non hodgkin's lymphoma improve without chemo?

Can symptoms of non hodgkin's lymphoma improve without chemo?

No: Non-hodgkin lymphoma (nhl), like other cancers, requires treatment. That treatment can be varied (surgery, chemotherapy, radiation), but it is required for the cancer to be treated. It will not regress on its own. ...Read more

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Anyone briefly tell me what lymphoma (non hodgkin's) is and what types of things/viruses can cause it?

Good review.: A nice overall review can be found in wikipedia or at http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/lymphoma. I hope this begins to explain to you a rather complicated disease. Please write back with more specific questions if they arise. ...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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How successful are treatments for non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

"Very": In general (generalizing 40+ lymphomas), nhl is very responsive to chemotherapy.
Refractory (non-responsive) nhl is bad.
Not all nhl is curable (eg follicular lymphoma), but even in those cases people often do well with continued treatments and/or maintenance therapy.
There are some very difficult/bad lymphomas such as ptcl and lymphomas can cause bad symptoms at diagnosis such as svc syndrome. ...Read more

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What are my treatment choices for non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

It depends...: Nhl has over 40 subtypes.
Treatment depends on dx, stage, prognosis, tumor & patient factors.
Dlbcl: r-chop most common
fl: observation vs. Rituximab vs. R-chop vs. R-bendamustine vs. Other...
That is vague, but there is no general answer. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

What are the treatment options for non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

Many, depends: There are many treatment options for non-hodgkin's lymphoma (nhl). There are 40+ sub-types of nhl. While many have the same treatment, the treatment approach and treatment intent varies by lymphoma. If the nhl is cd20+ then the monoclonal antibody Rituximab can be used alone or in combination with standard (cytotoxic) chemotherapy. Other potential tx include radiation and clinical trials. ...Read more

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Is matulane (procarbazine) useful to non-hodgkin's lymphomas?

Is matulane (procarbazine) useful to non-hodgkin's lymphomas?

No: Only indication is for hodkin's disease, and even in that condition, where it is used as part of the "mopp" regimen, it has been replaced by other regimens. It may have slight activity in other lymphomas but there are now many other effective chemotherapeutic and biologic choices. ...Read more

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How do I choose the right treatment for non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

Along with your Dr.: Your oncologist will review your type of non-hodgkin lymphoma and then discuss treatment. A clinical trial may also be offered and this may take some time on your part to review the study that is given to you. Of course, your doctor and his/her staff, including the research team should be available to help you make a decision on a clinical trial. ...Read more

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What test should a person take to diagnose Hodgkin lymphoma/ non hodgkin?

It depends: Why do you raise this question? You need to give us the background medical history. Do you have enlarged lymph nodes? A biopsy of an enlarged Lymph node is the best way to check for this disease but you need to tell us if you have any symptoms suggestive of a lymphoma??? ...Read more

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T-cell lymphoma, non-hodgkin's lymphoma - what are they, are they the same thing?

Not really: Non-hodgkin's lymphomas are a very large group of diseases. Lymph cell can be called t cells or b cells based on surface proteins. T cell lymphomas are just one group of non-hodgkins lymphomas. There are also several types of those tcell lymphomas. ...Read more

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Will I have to change my normal activities due to treatment for non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

Depends: Chemotherapy can make you tired as well as your disease. Depending on your overall condition, it may be hard to work full time or at all. The portacath may limit some types of exercise and work duties. It is also good to stay out of crowds to reduce infection. Having said that, I have many patients who have little change in their routine except on the days they receive chemotherapy. ...Read more

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My grandmother has indolent Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Is this a risk factor for me. Or is it only when a parent has it.?

Low risk: Non Hodgkin's lymphoma, like most cancers, has a slight tendency to run in families. However, it's mostly just random chance that leads to the combination of mutations that cause the disease. Even identical twins are not at very high risk if the other gets it. So I would not worry about a history in grandparents. ...Read more

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What's the diagnosis method for non hodgkin lymphoma?

NHL remains: A disease of nodes, but can start in extranodal sites (bones, liver, etc). It also can produce symptoms of fever, soaking night sweats, and weight loss (b symptoms). ...Read more

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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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What causes non-hodgkin lymphoma and why does it spread?

Complex question: There are many different types of non-hodgkin's lymphoma and they have many different causes. Some of the lymphomas are caused by viruses and bacteria (some burkitt lymphoma, marginal zone lymphoma of the spleen, acute t-cell lymphoma). Others occur as people age because of the genetic mutations that are continually occurring in the immune system. Lymphomas spread because they are part of the immune system nd immune cells naturally travel around the body. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

Its cancer of Lymph: Lymphoma is a Cancer arising from the lymph glands. There are several subtypes. Ask your oncologist more about it. Tell us if you or a family member is affected by Lymphoma and what is being done in terms of treatment.?? A majority of lymphomas can be cured when treated with modern treatments. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 28 year old to have non hodgkin's lymphoma.

Normal?: I'm not sure what you mean by normal. It is not uncommon in this age group. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how hodgkin's and non-hodgkin's lymphoma differ?

Two different cancer: These are 2 differnt types of lymph gland cancers and are treated differently and have different prognosis. Hodgkins disease is more often curable (90%) than non-hodgkin lymphoma (about 60% curable). ...Read more

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What's the difference between Hodgkin's lymphoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?

Different lymphomas: There are around 30 different types of lymphoma distinguished by how they look under the microscope, the proteins they bear on their cell surface, and the gene mutations that caused the problem to begin with. The type of treatment varies a lot between the different types and is too complicated to cover here. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America website will be your best bet for more details. ...Read more

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Which is the scientific name for non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

Non Hodgkins lymphom: I know that our does not sound very scientific, but that is the scientific name. There are, however, numerous sub categories of non hodgkins lymphoma. These categories keep changing, though. ...Read more

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Can you donate plasma after being treated for, and cured, of non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

Probably not: For most uses, habing had this illness and the required therpies would then make you ineligible to donate. However, of it ha been many yrs and the need of someone else for your plasma were overwhelming then it might be possible. ...Read more

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Can non-hodgkin's lymphoma ever look like hodgkin's lymphoma even under a microscope?

NO: Pathologists are experts in their field, both lymphomas have their own distinct features, one cannot be mistaken for other, just like a cow can not be mistaken for a horse or horse for a cow. ...Read more

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I am a nervous wreck. My daughter has non-hodgkin's lymphoma. Can you tell me about it?

I am a nervous wreck. My daughter has non-hodgkin's lymphoma. Can you tell me about it?

What type?: There are multiple type of nhl? They have a varying prognosis. Do you know what subtype she has? ...Read more

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What do you advise if I see violet for hogdkin's lymphoma. But I need the color for non hodgkin's lymphoma. Anyone know?

Colorful: I am an oncologist with 50 years in cancer medicine. I have absolutely no clue as to what you are asking. As a student of Hodgkin's disease and well versed also in NHL (non-Hodgkin's lymphoma), I have never heard of color associated with either lymphoma. ...Read more

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My pathology report basically says I don't have non Hodgkin's lymphoma but should go through other testings to exclude Hodgkin's lymphoma among others?

My pathology report basically says I don't have non Hodgkin's lymphoma but should go through other testings to exclude Hodgkin's lymphoma among others?

Pathology of what?: My guess is you had blood sent for flow cytometry. If you just had this blood test, Hodgkin's disease (a type of lymphoma) can't be diagnosed with that. A pathologist has to look at tissue under the microscope to make the diagnosis. This is usually a lymph node that has been removed. If you have enlarged lymph nodes, this may be a test you will need. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Can non-hodgkin lymphoma be cured?

Yes,: The cure rate for non-hodgkin lyphoma is high and getting higher by the newer medications. It starts in the lymph nodes. Cure rates depend on 1- stage: limited versus advanced and/or involving other tissues, like liver or bone marrow. 2- type of lymphoma, small, diffuse, low grade or high grade. There are books and books on lymphoma. Trust your medical team and proceed. Be optimistic and beat
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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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What are the symptoms of non hodgkin lymphoma?

Fever, sweats: The classic "b" symptoms are fever, drenching night sweats, and weight loss. Signs include enlarged lymph nodes, especially in the neck and arm pits, and enlargement of the spleen. Some patients may become anemic and if so would look pale. Diagnosis requires biopsy as many other conditions present similarly. If concerned see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of non-hodgkin lymphoma?

Variable.: Usually lymphomas involve an enlargement of a lymph node or group of lymph nodes. The nodes that can be felt are typically in the neck and armpits. Other nodes in the chest and abdomen can become quite large, but can be present with minimal symptoms. Other symptoms could be fever, abdominal pain, chest pain, back/hip pain, fatigue, bleeding/bruising. ...Read more

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How long you can live when you have non hodgkin lymphoma?

Tough question: There are over 40 different types of nhl. Some are curable and some are not. There are certain types of nhl that only need treatment if they cause trouble. They are typically not curable and you treat when needed. But people can live a long life and may not require therapy. ...Read more

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What treatments are there for stage 4 non hodgkin's lymphoma?

Many good treatments: You should go and see a Medical oncologist. They can treat you with chemotherapy which works very well and can often cure this disease. But avoid delays in getting to a good Oncologist or to a major Cancer center where you can find specialists for treating Lymphoma. ...Read more