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What is the cure for high grade nonhodgkin lymphoma ?

What is the cure for high grade nonhodgkin lymphoma ?

They're curable!: In fact higher grades more curable than indolent nodular lymphomas, but rates help you little. You need to know stage and cell types. Some are managed with chemotherapy alone, some add radiotherapy. But the big ideas: retuximab for b-cell + bone marrow / stem cell transplants. Age and hardiness also important. Indolent nhl not cured, but protracted survival the norm. ...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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What is low grade lymphoma and is it treated with chemo?

What is low grade lymphoma and is it treated with chemo?

Many types...: Lymphoma consists of >50 subtypes. Lymphoma can be divided/dichotomized into groups such as: 1) hodgkin lymphoma (hl)/non-hl (nhl), 2) t-/b-cell, 3) agressive/indolent. There are other divisions, but that is a start. "low grade" or indolent lymphomas can be multiple subtypes. The most common is follicular lymphoma. Treatment options range from "active observation" to Rituximab to chemo to sct. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for non-hodgkins lymphoma cancer?

What is the treatment for non-hodgkins lymphoma cancer?

Combination chemotx.: This is a very aggressive disease that almost always results in death within one year if not treated. However, if treated, many can be cured. The treatment is usually combination chemo.: 4 cycles of chop (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisone), followed by radiation therapy. If cure is not attained, high dose chemo. And autologous hematopoetic stem cell transplant can be done. ...Read more

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What are the best chemotherapy center for high grade non hodgkin lymphoma ?

What are the best chemotherapy center for high grade non hodgkin lymphoma ?

Depends on location: High grade nhl is curable and should be evaluated & treated at a center with experience. However, the treatment may be 4-6 months long and patient will also need family/caregiver support. If the diagnosis is confirmed, subtype properly identified and adequately staged treatment may be safely and skillfully delivered at local or regional cancer center. Access to clinical trials is very helpful. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hodgkins lymphoma?

Chemo +\- radiation: That really depends on subtype of hodgkins, stage, bulk, of disease, age of pt, among other factors, although chemotherapy is the mainstay of therapy. ...Read more

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What is the usual treatment for stage 2 hodgkin's lymphoma?

What is the usual treatment for stage 2 hodgkin's lymphoma?

Great question: Recent publication in the new england journal of medicine in february 2012 showing depending on risk, either 2 cycles of abvd followed by radiation or 4 cycles of abvd. Now, again depends on risk stratification. If there is not a complete response after 4 cycles of abvd, then radiation or additional chemotherapy is needed. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the cure rate of burkitt's lymhphoma with codox-m-ivac and rituximab?

Good: For patients under the age of 40, the two year disease-free survival rate is 70%. And since there are few late relapses in BL due to its aggressiveness, this usually is equivalent to a cure. Patients who do relapse can undergo salvage chemotherapy followed by stem cell transplantation (if a donor can be found). ...Read more

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What is stage 4 non-hodgkins lymphoma and what is the prognosis?

What is stage 4 non-hodgkins lymphoma and what is the prognosis?

Need more info: Stage 4 means involving the bone marrow (or other "extranodal" organs). The prognosis depends on a variety of factors including the subtype of non-hodgkin's lymphoma. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for b-cell lymphoma?

Which one?: There are many types of b cell lymphomas. Hodgkin's vs non hodgkin's. The agressive lyphoma vs. Indolent lymphoma etc. The prognosis will depend on the type of lymphoma as well as other prognostic factors/biology of the cells. ...Read more

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What cure is for hodgkin lymphoma?

While treatment: His highly successful, perhaps >90%, it is dependent on stage, bulk, cell type, age, and b symptoms (fever, soaking sweats, weight loss). Multi agent chemotherapy may be sufficient, but intelligent field, lower dose radiotherapy is added to areas of bulk. Marrow/stem cell used at relapse. ...Read more

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What is the optimal treatment strategy for low grade neuroendocrine cancer of the throat?

What is the optimal treatment strategy for low grade neuroendocrine cancer of the throat?

Consultation: Low grade tumors are generally removed surgically, but the head/neck area is very tricky. Generally a multi-specialty conference between surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, medical oncologists is necessary to determine the optimum sequence/combination of treatments. ...Read more

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What is prognosis for high grade abdominal sarcoma ?

What is prognosis for high grade abdominal sarcoma ?

Depends: This will depend in the size of the tumor, was it resectable? Even if it was radiation is needed for high grade tumors. Even with the best case features these are aggressive and can recur or spread. So prognosis will depend on every factor i asked about including whether there has already been any spread of the sarcoma. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for stage II low grade ovarian cancer?

What is the survival rate for stage II low grade ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer: The survival rate for completely staged, completely cytoreduced, treated with chemotherapy after surgery stage ii disease is >80% at 5 years. Without all of those qualifications, it is about 65% at five years. This means if 3 women have the disease, one will die before five years and 2 will be living at 5 years. ...Read more

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My fathers biopsy result is below. High grade non hodgkin lymphoma probably of t cell origin. Is it curable?

My fathers biopsy result is below. High grade non hodgkin lymphoma probably of t cell origin. Is it curable?

TcellNHL: The cure is dependent on sub t cell types, stage of disease, age of patient, lymphoma in node or organ, person's ability to do activity of daily living and ldh level. The doctor needs to know these things. Your father's hematologist/oncologist must have them and would be in a better position to answer. Thanks. ...Read more

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How is low grade lymphoma usually treated?

How is low grade lymphoma usually treated?

Still controversial: Current thinking is that if in early stages, it may be ok to just follow since it is so slow growing. May not cause a problem for years. If more advanced, currently chemotherapy combined with immune therapy (usually a monoclonal antibody called rituximab) is used. Most patients can achieve remission but the disease is currently not considered curable. ...Read more

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What is b cell lymphoblastic lymphoma and how is it treated?

A Type of Lymphoma: B-lbl is a rare form of cancer of a type of white blood cell. It is usually an aggressive type of cancer and needs to be treated promptly with chemotherapy. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for transformed lymphoma?

What is the treatment for transformed lymphoma?

Chemotherapy: You are referring to richter transformation. Typically treated with chemotherapy used for aggressive lymphoma. Depends on several factors, age, comorbidities, extent of disease. Sometimes radio pharmaceuticals are used as well, such as zevalin or bexxar (tositumomab). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the cure for follicular lymphona?

It depends on the st: The stage of lymphoma determines the cure rate. Certainly early lymphomas(stage 1 and 2) have high cure rates. Yet most patients with this cancer can live many years as we have good treatments for it now and they keep getting better every year. ...Read more

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Detected of low grade ureothelial papillary carcinoma. Suggested to go for BCG treatment. It is of ta stage. Approx how long to recover?

Detected of low grade ureothelial papillary carcinoma. Suggested to go for BCG treatment. It is of ta stage. Approx how long to recover?

Short: Bcg treatments are over in a short time frame of several weeks. It is usually not a difficult treatment. Your urologist can address any and all your concerns...Please ask him/her. ...Read more

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What is the cure for thyroid cancer?

What is the cure for thyroid cancer?

Surgery then I-131: The first step is to have a thyroidectomy (ie, have a surgeon take it out). If the tumor is very small, you may be done at that point. If it is not small, most people will opt to have radioactive iodine (i-131) treatment after surgery. That is by far the most common 1-2 punch for thyroid cancer, and it generally works quite well. ...Read more

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