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What is life expectancy for stage 4 non-hodgkin's lymphoma that has spread to spine, liver & spleen?

What is life expectancy for stage 4 non-hodgkin's lymphoma  that has spread to spine, liver  & spleen?

Depends: Many types of non-hodgkins lymphoma and prognosis varies. Even with stage iv, some are very curable. Need more details. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Thompson
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Lymphoma (Definition)

Lymphoma is cancer of the lymph system, which is an infection fighting collection of nodes of lymph tissue populated by white blood cells and ducts that drain excess fluid. The system ...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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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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What treatments are there for stage 4 non hodgkin's lymphoma?

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

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Non-hodgkin lymphoma life expectancy after diagnosis? How bad of a cancer is it?

Non-hodgkin lymphoma life expectancy after diagnosis? How bad of a cancer is it?

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

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I had stage 4 aggressive non-hodgkin's lymphoma last year, 6 months later I am cancer free! what are the chances of it coming back?

I had stage 4 aggressive non-hodgkin's lymphoma last year, 6 months later I am cancer free! what are the chances of it coming back?

Better than even: This depends on variables including your age (younger does better), but even ten years ago, about 2/3 of people with stage IV (and stage is the major prognosticator) who were alive at one year were alive at ten (at which point it's unlikely to recur). Your oncologist has better numbers, but for any individual, it's either 0% or 100%. Cherish each new day, and best wishes. ...Read more

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How long does a patient have with stage IV non hodgkin lymphoma onchemotherapy ?

Very hopeful: This cancer ios often curable, so we must be very hopeful and do the treatment well so the results will be good. ...Read more

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How hopeful can a patient be with stage IV non hodgkin lymphoma on chemotherapy?

How hopeful can a patient be with stage IV non hodgkin lymphoma on chemotherapy?

Depends on subtype: There are many different subtypes of non hodgkin lymphoma. Some are highly curable despite their advanced stage (stage iv) , such as diffuse large b cell lymphoma. Others are very slowly growing and patients can survive for yrs or even decades, such as follicular or small lymphocytic. ...Read more

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How hopeful can a patient be with stage IV non hodgkin lymphoma on chemotherapy ?

It can be cured: And you are likely on retuximab too. Please ask your doctor why thaey have not made clear what your chances are, and why you should be optimistic. ...Read more

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How hopeful can a patient be with stage IV non hodgkin lymphoma on chemotherapy treatments?

How hopeful can a patient be with stage IV non hodgkin lymphoma on chemotherapy treatments?

Use IPI/FLIPI Score: The prognosis of nhl (non-hodgkin lymphoma) is better defined by a score called the international prognostic index (ipi) for aggressive nhl or follicular ipi (flipi) for low grade nhl. Age, performance status, stage, extra nodal sites, ldh value, hemoglobin, Albumin are figured into the score which categorizes pts into low, intermediate or high risk for relapse or poor survival. ...Read more

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Dr. Ephraim Hochberg
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Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma (Definition)

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, is a type of cancer where the slow overgrowth of a type of immune cell leads to lymph node enlargement, weight loss, night sweats, fatigue, abdominal ...Read more