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What is the rate of survival of a diffuse b-cell lymphoma?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Stephen Noga
Internal Medicine - Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: It is quite good
These are fast growing lymphomas that respond well to modern chemotherapy.
Your doctor can tell you what risk category you fall into based on your age and several aspects of your tumor which include it's stage at presentation. Outside of this, staying on time with chemotherapy and not having to reduce the intended dose lead to the highest cure rates. The majority of patients can be cured.

In brief: It is quite good
These are fast growing lymphomas that respond well to modern chemotherapy.
Your doctor can tell you what risk category you fall into based on your age and several aspects of your tumor which include it's stage at presentation. Outside of this, staying on time with chemotherapy and not having to reduce the intended dose lead to the highest cure rates. The majority of patients can be cured.
Dr. Stephen Noga
Dr. Stephen Noga
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Dr. Agos Luca
Pathology
In brief: See below...
The prognosis depends heavily on the international prognostic index (ipi).
Treatment with Rituximab in the modern era significantly improved the prognosis. The overall 5 year survival rate in the absence of high risk factors is probably around 60-70%.

In brief: See below...
The prognosis depends heavily on the international prognostic index (ipi).
Treatment with Rituximab in the modern era significantly improved the prognosis. The overall 5 year survival rate in the absence of high risk factors is probably around 60-70%.
Dr. Agos Luca
Dr. Agos Luca
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: No simple answer
But most studies say that with early detection and effective treatment 50-60% are curable.
See your doctor.

In brief: No simple answer
But most studies say that with early detection and effective treatment 50-60% are curable.
See your doctor.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Thank
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