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What are the chances of dying from hodgkins lymphoma?

What are the chances of dying from hodgkins lymphoma?

Low: Hodgkin's lymphoma is treatable and curable disease in majority cases. With the treatment that we have for hodgkin's lymphoma , if treated appropriately, the risk for dying from hodgkin's lymphoma is low- approximately about 1 in 400 will have hodgkin's lymphoma 1:2000 will die from it. Off course, the prognosis will depend on the stage, and biology of the cancer as well as overall condition of pt. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Diede
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Hodgkin Disease (Definition)

It is a malignant (cancerous) proliferation of lymphocytes with unique biological, prognostic and diagnostic features. It involves mostly lymph nodes and it may be treated and cured with the use of chemotherapy, radiation or a combination of both. It is considered a lymphoma with excellent long term prognosis ...Read more


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If I used to have burkitt's non hodgkins lymphoma, are the chances of getting a glioma increased?

If I used to have burkitt's non hodgkins lymphoma, are the chances of getting a glioma increased?

Second malignancy: The chances of having a second cancer, following successful treatment of one, are slightly increased. I do not know specifically about glioma. If you have any symptoms or signs of neurologic ailment, you should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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If i formerly had burkitt's non hodgkins lymphoma, is the chance of getting a glioma increased?

If i formerly had burkitt's non hodgkins lymphoma, is the chance of getting a glioma increased?

Lymphoma and glioma: It depends on what type of treatment you got for your burkitt's lymphoma. If you received cranial irradiation, then yes, your glioma is a complication of your therapy. For some reason, young men are especially susceptible to this problem. Other 'second malignancies' seen after radiotherapy include leukemia, rhabdomyosarcoma, meningiomas, and ependymomas. ...Read more

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My dad has stage 3b non hodgkins lymphoma of the diffuse large b cell type.What are the chances of his survival? First chemo went well.

My dad has stage 3b non hodgkins lymphoma of the diffuse large b cell type.What are the chances of his survival? First chemo went well.

Group with 3 B: Has disease on both sides of diaphragm, and symptoms of sweats, weight loss, and/or fever. Bulk, co-morbidities, tolerance of therapy influence. More than 3 of 4 are cured. ...Read more

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Grandma diagnosed with stage 3 non-hodgkins lymphoma.After 3 years of treatment shes completely cancer free. High or low chance cancer will come back?

It depends: There are several different types of Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas(NHL). The common ones include Follicular lymphoma which is low grade and indolent but can relapse even after 3-5 years of remission. The other common one is called Diffuse large B cell(DLBCL). This is potentially curable and very unlikely to relapse after 3 years of remission. So check which su-btype of NHL does she have. ...Read more

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How is hodgkins lymphoma diagnosed?

Biopsy: A core biopsy of the enlarged lymph gland/s or mass/lump would be needed to establish a diagnosis. Then further work-up would be needed-which include- a bone marrow biopsy, pet scan and ct scan for staging purposes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hodgkins lymphoma?

What are the symptoms of hodgkins lymphoma?

Mostly swollen nodes: Most patients will only have swollen painless lymph nodes, most commonly in the left neck, right neck, armpits and groin. More rarely patients will have fevers, drenching night sweats and weight loss. More rarely patients will have pain in their lymph nodes after drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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Might it be that a person die from hodgkins lymphoma?

Might it be that a person die from hodgkins lymphoma?

Yes: In short, yes. Hodgkins lymphomas as a rule are very treatable and often curable but some can behave very aggressively and cause death despite best available therapy. An oncologist can go over this in detail after gathering all the clinical data. Best to you. ...Read more

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Just diagnosed with hodgkins lymphoma. What can I expect?

It depends: First you need to see a medical oncologist or a hematologist. Then ask about the type of lymphoma, whether its aggressive or not, whether you will need tx, curability and 5 year prognosis. ...Read more

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Is hodgkins lymphoma fatal?

Is hodgkins lymphoma fatal?

Could be: Hd can cause death but you need to know it is one of the most treatable and curable malignancies at present. Chemo and radiation can be very effective against it. ...Read more

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