Follicular lymphoma life expectancy?

Prognosis is Good. Follicular lymphoma is a slow growing type of nhl which responds very well to treatment, but can rarely be cured. Despite this, the prognosis is generally very good and the median survival is about 8-15 years according to the nci. A recently published study from stanford has shown that since 1997 the median survival has increased to over 18 years. Life expectancy depends on the extent of disease.

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I am 31 and have had follicular lymphoma for 5 years. I am in remission. I have cvid. For my age what is the life expectancy?

Complex. CVID is a complex disease, nowadays regaining good humoral (antibody) immunity with proper replacement therapy and prompt treatment with antibiotics has improved the quality of life tremendously for patients with CVID, although lymphoma is a complication of the disease, but you survived 5 years already, which is the benchmark year for good prognosis for lymphoma, longevity can be as non-CVID. Read more...

Follicular lymphoma is curable?

Sometimes. But it depends on the stage of disease. Once it is stage 4 then it is difficult to cure but it can be controlled yet it often tends to keep relapsing off and on. Read more...

Hi doctors iwant ask about follicular lymphoma 1degree and it prognosis?

Follicular lymphoma. Is in the indolent category. It tends to be advanced stage at diagnosis, and the diagnosis may or may not be an indication for treatment. The long natural history makes the sequencing of usually palliative treatment options important. Read more...

2 years ago, I was diagnosed with chomophobe rcc. Today, I was diagnosed with follicular lymphoma. Any relation between the two at all?

No, not related. These two cancers have no connection with each other. Read more...
Possibly. If you were treated with chemotherapy and/or radiation for your rcc, then another malignancy can develop in relation to the treatment for the first malignancy, a so-called therapy-related secondary neoplasm. Read more...

Should I be concerned about a follicular lymphoma in situ diagnosis?

Yes. It needs to be followed and make sure it remains that way. It needs the hematologist to follow to make sure it is under control Best wishes. Read more...

Do follicular lymphoma cell divide? How does this disease progress if no transformation occurs?

Follicular lymphoma. is characterized by relatively slow cell proliferation, at least compared to other types of lymphoma. For this reason, it is classified as an "indolent" lymphoma. A characteristic gene mutation in follicular lymphoma involves a gene called BCL2, which results in reduced tumor cell death. The net result is a slow growing tumor that is easy to treat but hard to completely eradicate. Read more...

In follicular lymphoma will they ever remove lymph nodes?

Only for diagnosis. Lymphoma is treated with medicine (chemotherapy). The only role of surgery is to get tissue so we can determine what type of lymphoma is present. Read more...
To make diagnosis. In follicular lymphoma lymph nodes are only removed to make a diagnosis. Surgical resection of additional lymph nodes does not provide benefit. Read more...

How much can a person with follicular lymphoma survive without treatment?

It depends. it really depends the stage of the lymphoma from stage I TO VI the more advanced the lesser time and chance to be alive without treatment. it depends on how aggressive the tumor is,not all tumors created equally, they can detect the aggressiveness of the tumor. so there is many factors that affect the survival. so I could not give a number without knowing all the facts.why there is no treatment. Read more...

I have been diagnosed with follicular lymphoma, is true sugar and fruit are not to be consumed?

No. Everything in moderation. There are lots of food bad for us but we still will enjoy it. You are not going to have ice cream every night. I challenge you to try and cut out all sugar. Everything in moderation. Good luck. Read more...
Yes when neutropenic. People with any type of cancer who undergo chemotherapy are at risk to become neutropenic (have a significantly decreased number of neutrophils, cells that fight infection), therefore they should avoid all possible sources of infection like crowded places, sick people, and consuming fresh uncooked fruits and vegetables. Read more...