Non hodgkin's lymphoma stage 4 life expectancy?

Depends... ....On the "flavor" of the lymphoma. Patients with stage IV low grade lymphomas may do well for years without treatment whereas a stage IV aggressive lymphoma has a more variable course.

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Stage 4 non hodgkin's lymphoma 10 year survival rate?

Still good prognosis. Survival rates for nhl vary widely, depending on the lymphoma type, stage, age of the patient, and other variables. The overall 5-year relative survival rate for patients with non-hodgkin’s lymphoma is 63% and the 10-year relative survival rate is 51%. All the best, hk. Read more...

What treatments are there for stage 4 non hodgkin's lymphoma?

Many good treatments. You should go and see a Medical oncologist. They can treat you with chemotherapy which works very well and can often cure this disease. But avoid delays in getting to a good Oncologist or to a major Cancer center where you can find specialists for treating Lymphoma. Read more...

I had stage 4 aggressive non-hodgkin's lymphoma last year, 6 months later I am cancer free! What are the chances of it coming back?

Better than even. This depends on variables including your age (younger does better), but even ten years ago, about 2/3 of people with stage IV (and stage is the major prognosticator) who were alive at one year were alive at ten (at which point it's unlikely to recur). Your oncologist has better numbers, but for any individual, it's either 0% or 100%. Cherish each new day, and best wishes. Read more...
Good cancer free. Good you are cancer free because you have intensive chemo thanks to your great oncologists . Dlblc ( diffuse large b cell lymphomas ) are aggressive ones. , next 2 yrs is critical time. Long term prognosis depends on age , extent of spread, more than one site, health status , elevated ldh levels. Read more...

How hopeful can a patient be with stage IV non hodgkin lymphoma on chemotherapy?

Depends on type. There are several types of non hodgkin's lymphoma. Most are very responsive to treatment. Some are diseases with a long history of intermittant treatments and relapses. Some are treated aggressivesly for cure. The details of the kind of lymphoma determine the likelihood fo success. There are some tumor gene profiles for large b cell lymphoma that predict outcome, but most are uesd for research. Read more...
Depends on subtype. There are many different subtypes of non hodgkin lymphoma. Some are highly curable despite their advanced stage (stage iv) , such as diffuse large b cell lymphoma. Others are very slowly growing and patients can survive for yrs or even decades, such as follicular or small lymphocytic. Read more...

How hopeful can a patient be with stage IV non hodgkin lymphoma on chemotherapy?

It can be cured. And you are likely on retuximab too. Please ask your doctor why thaey have not made clear what your chances are, and why you should be optimistic. Read more...

How hopeful can a patient be with stage IV non hodgkin lymphoma on chemotherapy treatments?

Use IPI/FLIPI Score. The prognosis of nhl (non-hodgkin lymphoma) is better defined by a score called the international prognostic index (ipi) for aggressive nhl or follicular ipi (flipi) for low grade nhl. Age, performance status, stage, extra nodal sites, ldh value, hemoglobin, Albumin are figured into the score which categorizes pts into low, intermediate or high risk for relapse or poor survival. Read more...
All depends. Depending on type of lymphoma, stage, over all physical condition, organ function, age etc, but in general hope is good if can get chemo. Read more...