Is non-hodgkin lymphoma curable?

Depends. There are 3 basic types: low grade, intermediate, and high grade lymphoma. Intermediate and high grade are potentially curable because they are replicating rapidly. Low grade lymphomas are not curable because typically replicating slowly. Low grade are only treated when needed. Hope this helps.
Some varieties. Are curable, others resist treatment, and some are 'indolent' and can recur many years later and then respond for many more years.

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Is non hodgkin lymphoma early stage curable?

Yes, potentially. Not all non-hodgkin lymphomas (nhl) are curable. The most common nhl is diffuse large b-cell lymphoma (dlbcl), which is curable in early (or late) stage. The ability to treat and cure depends on the individual characteristics of the person and the tumor. Talk to your oncologist. Read more...
Depends on type. There are many different subtypes of non-hodgkin lymphoma. Some of these subtypes are very curable at early or even at advanced stage. Some of the subtypes are very difficult to cure even at very early stages. Read more...

Is non hodgkin lymphoma early stage is curable? Or will it always come back later?

Decreased risk. The earlier the stage the more likely the disease will be put into remission. Despite best efforts however nothing is 100%. However, the earlier the stage the better the chances. Not everyone with nhl will relapse and early stages (1, 2a) carry the best chances of long term remission. Read more...

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...
Find out more. The treatment and prognosis depend on further subtyping of the cancer. He may do well and i hope you will join him in taking a proactive approach to his care. The key will be educating yourself and contacting healthtap is a good start. You must learn the exact type of tumor, since this could be any of several entities that all behave differently. Read more...

My fathers biopsy report is given below. High grade non hodgkin lymphoma probably of t cell origin. Is this curable?

Lymphomas. High grade lymphomas in general have better chance of cure than low grade. But it depends on lot of other factors also. Read more...
What location? It depends on 1. What subtype of nhl it was 2. What organs were involved? 3. What is the stage 4. Does he have "b symptoms" (fevers, weight loss) 5. What his bloodwork shows and 6. If it involves areas other than the lymph nodes (ie other organs such as the skin, lungs, etc.) these are all needed to give a prognosis score and chance of cure. Read more...

What are the symptoms of non hodgkin lymphoma?

Fever, sweats. The classic "b" symptoms are fever, drenching night sweats, and weight loss. Signs include enlarged lymph nodes, especially in the neck and arm pits, and enlargement of the spleen. Some patients may become anemic and if so would look pale. Diagnosis requires biopsy as many other conditions present similarly. If concerned see your doctor. Read more...
Node swelling. The symptoms of non-hodgkin lymphoma vary widely but generally lymph node swelling is present. Some non-hodgkin's lymphomas will also present with fevers, drenching night sweats, and loss of more than 10% of body weight within 6 months. Other non-hodgkin's lymphomas can have no symptoms at all. Read more...

What are the symptoms of non-hodgkin lymphoma?

Variable. Usually lymphomas involve an enlargement of a lymph node or group of lymph nodes. The nodes that can be felt are typically in the neck and armpits. Other nodes in the chest and abdomen can become quite large, but can be present with minimal symptoms. Other symptoms could be fever, abdominal pain, chest pain, back/hip pain, fatigue, bleeding/bruising. Read more...
Many. Typically patients present with painless lumps in the neck, armpits, or groin. Other symptoms like pain, fatigue, unexplained weight loss, night sweats, or night fever are also possible. Read more...

Non-hodgkin lymphoma vs. Hodgkin lymphoma, what is the difference?

Many. Nhl is treated with different chemotherapy than hd. Stage for stage hd carries a better prognosis. Hd usually occurs in the young adult and the elderly; nhl occurs most often during middle age. Many different grades of nhl (low grade, intermediate, high) while hd is not divided into grades. Read more...
History. Agree with above answer. Hodgkin's lymphoma is named after sir thomas hodgkin, a british pathologist who first described abnormalities in the lymph system in 1832. First known as "hodgkin's disease" now called "hodgkin's lymphoma" it is characterized by multinucleated "reed–sternberg" cell. Radiation therapy was the first to cure hodgkin's even prior to the development of multiagent chemotherapy. Read more...