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Plasmablastic Lymphoma Prognosis
What type lymphoma: There are several different types of lymphoma, and the prognosis varies a great deal depending upon the type of lymphoma and/or patient's characteristics, such as age and baseline state of health. In addition to Hodgkins lymphoma, there are so many types of non-Hodgkins lymphoma that it is even confusing for some doctors. The doctor who diagnosed the lymphoma is best person to ask re. Prognosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Potentially curable.: Stage IIb Hodgkin's Lymphoma is considered advanced but very susceptible to chemotherapy and radiation, thus potentially curable. The 5 year survival rate for stage II is 90%. Having "B" symptoms can lower this excellent prognosis, but with more aggressive treatment, this is curable. ...Read more
Need to know subtype: The prognosis for patients with lymphoma is highly dependent on the subtype of lymphoma which they have. For diffuse large b-cell lymphoma, the most common lymphoma in north america the prognosis for stage ii is excellent with a good chance of cure. For follicular lymphoma, the 2nd most common nodal lymphoma the prognosis is also quite good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Follicular lymphoma: Is in the indolent category. It tends to be advanced stage at diagnosis, and the diagnosis may or may not be an indication for treatment. The long natural history makes the sequencing of usually palliative treatment options important. ...Read more
My friend's daughter has idiopathic telangiectasia and now has suspected lymphoma. What is her prognosis?
Need info: I don't know about the idiopathic telangiectasia, but the "suspected lymphoma" needs a definitive diagnosis. If lymphoma is suspected, then a biopsy of a lymph node or bone marrow needs to be done as well as other tests. More information is needed on diagnosis and staging before talking about treatment or prognosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the prognosis for someone whose cold agglutin disease is suspected to have been caused by a virus, with negative for lymphoma bone marrow test?
Prognosis good: Cold agglutinins often come and go with a mycoplasma like chest cold. I trust this is not actually a cryoglobulin. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My grandpa just got dx with mantle cell lymphoma by biopsy 82y/o. bone marrow biopsy & pet scan not back. Prognosis & treatment? Is it genetic?
More info: More information is needed. Hl or nhl? B cell or t cell? Subtype? Patient characteristics (young and health or old and ill)? There is no one simple answer at the individual patient level. See http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/lymphoma-hodgkin and http://www. Cancer. Net/cancer-types/lymphoma-non-hodgkin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If you're young like 20's and have lymphoma how long on average (days, weeks, months) would it take for a lymph node enlarge enough to notice it easily?
Variable: There are many different types of lymphomas and each has a different growth rate. If you were to develop a malignant cell in a lymph node today, it would, on average, take a few years for it to become easily noticeable. ...Read more
Lymphoma: There are many types of lymphoma-from the agressive ones to the indolent ones. Each type has different biology and different response to therapy, as well as different prognosis etc. However, in general, lymphoma is a chemosensitive disease and is a radiosensitive disease. Yes, some lymphoma can be cured. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
T cell lymphoma?: I think you mean t cell lymphoma, a cancer of t cells or thymocytes that can cause lymph gland enlargement, low blood counts, fevers, and sweats. A particular subtype is gamma-delta (the greek letter for d) hepatosplenic lymphoma, which could also be what you're referring to. A good source of information is the leukemia & lymphoma society of america's website. ...Read more
Symptoms and imaging:
People usually present with symptoms -- eg, fever, chills, night sweats, fatigue, lymph node enlargement, spleen enlargement, etc.
Then (or sometimes incidentally) abnormal lymph nodes are noted on ct scans.
A biopsy (of lymph nodes and/or bone marrow) is needed for diagnosis.
Less often blood abnormalities show a leukemic (blood) component of lymphoma or other abnormalities. ...Read more
See below...: The diagnosis and treatment of lymphoma, like any other cancer, should be managed by an oncologist. Many signs and symptoms are possible at presentation including unexplained weight loss, lymph node enlargement, lack of appetite, night sweats, fatigue, prolonged fever, enlarged spleen and/or liver, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer