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What are the odds of dying from lymphoma nowadays?

What are the odds of dying from lymphoma nowadays?

Depends Stage/type: Hodgkin's and non-hodgkin's lymphomas each have different types and them they are staged one to four. Early stages have upwards of 90 percent survival. Stage four however still has goods odds of survival as well. Unless the specific type/stage of lymphoma is known the exact odds differs. Overall chemotherapy/radiotherapy and immunotherapy has really advanced to increase the odds. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Thompson
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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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I was wondering what are the odds of stems cells curing non-hodgkins lymphoma?

Good odds: Stem cells are used following high dose chemotherapy. The cure is effectively achieved with high dose chemotherapy, the stem cells are used to repopulate the bone marrow so that normal blood formation can be revived. This process is commonly used for treatment of non hodgkins lymphomas as a rescue therapy and can salvage/cure about 50% of cases who have filed to get well with initial chemotherapy. ...Read more

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What are the odds of developing Lymphoma while on Humira (adalimumab) at age 20. ?

What are the odds of developing Lymphoma while on Humira (adalimumab) at age 20. ?

Still small: Overall incidence of pediatric/adolescent lymphoma is 10-20 cases per million population per year. TNF inhibitors like Humira (adalimumab) may double or even triple this risk to 30-60 cases. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What are the statistics of lymphoma in young adults(21) What are the odds that neck lumps could be cancerous? Have severe anxiety, please help!

What are the statistics of lymphoma in young adults(21) What are the odds that neck lumps could be cancerous? Have severe anxiety, please help!

Relax: All young adults have at least one, and usually 2-4, palpable neck nodes. The ones that are lymphoma -- usually Hodgkin's -- are obviously abnormal (size, consistency). ...Read more

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How likely is dying from lymphoma?

How likely is dying from lymphoma?

Depends what type: There are about 60 types of lymphomas, some very indolent with survival same as normal people, and many with moderate prognosis, with survival measured in 5 to 10 years. Rare few are quite aggressive with survival measured in months or weeks. Best know exactly what kind and the diagnosis by expert will predict probability of survival. Talk to your doc. Lymphoma is a misnomer, it is not one disease ...Read more

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What is the chance of dying from lymphoma?

It depends: It depends on the stage and the specific type of lymphoma. There can be cures and some very long remissions depending on the type. The odds also depend on the response to treatment. ...Read more

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What is the probability of dying from lymphoma?

What is the probability of dying from lymphoma?

Lymphoma : To die from lymphoma, one must first develop one. If you or someone you know has it, it depends on the type of lymphoma. Some are very treatable, some are low grade, etc. Please be more specific. But altogether, lymphoma as a disease group is not that uncommon, especially in the elderly. ...Read more

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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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Which things should I ask the hospital caseworker about hospice for my husband who's dying of lymphoma?

Which things should I ask the hospital caseworker about hospice for my husband who's dying of lymphoma?

Ask if they can help: Sorry for your husband's illness. Hospice can be a source of great comfort both for you & your husband. They can provide respite care for you, so you can have some personal time while he is cared for he can have another volunteer come & visit. Hospice services typically provides all medication that is needed, but not for room and board. Typically the hospice nurse can answer all these questions. ...Read more

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My mother had leukemia & lymphoma , ended up inccu. Was dying. Nurse asked about her pacemaker. So we had it turned off. She died within 1/2 hour. Pacemaker dr said not recommend after fact. Why?

There is a lot to: Question. I assume the pacemaker was preventing her passing and when turned off her heart rythm became irregular and she passed. I am sorry for your loss. I am not sure of the recommendation. Why would it not be recommended? I cannot think of a reason, perhaps one exists or perhaps the doc had his own reason for saying this based on personal conviction. Interested to see answers. ...Read more

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HI I am a 21 year old male and I am new here. I have no family history of colon cancer or colon problems but my grandfather had kidney cancer got his kidney removed and caught lymphoma and ended up dying from it at 61. About 2 weeks ago, I was on vacation

HI I am a 21 year old male and I am new here. I have no family history of colon cancer or colon problems but my grandfather had kidney cancer got his kidney removed and caught lymphoma and ended up dying from it at 61. About 2 weeks ago, I was on vacation

Your question: was cut off. Please try again but w/a shorter and more direct question. Fear of cancer is fairly common and your concern is respected but a doctor visit would be best. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is lymphoma?

Malignancy: A lymphoma isma malignancy of a certain type of white blood cells called lymphocytes. These cells are found in the lymphatic system and the blood stream. When the disease appears primarily in lymph nodes it is called a lymphoma. There are many different types of lymphoma. ...Read more

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What are lymphomas?

What are lymphomas?

Malignancy: A lymphoma is a malignancy of a certain type of white blood cells called lymphocytes. These cells are found in the lymphatic system and the blood stream. When the disease appears primarily in lymph nodes it is called a lymphoma. There are many different types of lymphoma. ...Read more

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Is lymphoma inherited?

Rarely: There is a very small risk of hereditary lymphoma. First degree relatives of patients with myeloma, lymphoma or cll carry a slightly higher chance of getting these diseases. ...Read more

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Can lymphoma be cured?

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 more

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Do many have lymphoma?

Estimate: About 80, 000 cases are expected in the us in the next year based on the seer database. ...Read more

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What is d cell lymphoma?

What is d cell lymphoma?

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