Cancer of your lymph nodes

Survival rates

The survival rate for five years of Non-Hodgkin cancer is 69%. The survival rate for ten years, which is not much lower, is 58%.  You can never be completely cured of cancer, but if it is "gone" or not growing, or smaller than it was due to treatments, then it is in remmision.


Some treatment options are chemo-therapy, radiation and, rituximab, a biological drug and, bone marrow aspirate. Most patients are diagnosed when they are in their 60's and 70's.

Chemotherapy, or chemo, is the use of anti-cancer drugs that can be taken by mouth, or even injected into a vein!

Radiation therapy is a type of light that is used to shrink cancer cells, or in some cases, shrink a tumor.

Types of Lymphoma

Hodgkin disease and Non-Hodgkin disease alike, both start in the body's white blood cells, or lymphocytes. It can be formed from T-cells or B-cells. B-cell NHL (Non-Hodgkin lymphoma) can be Burkitt lymphoma, chronic lymphoctic luekemia/ small lymhopctic lymphoma, etc. So, yes now you know that there are many different types of lymphoma, but only 6.3 deaths happen for each one hundred thousand in the U.S.


Some symptoms for NHL (Non-Hodgkin disease) are drenching night sweats, unexpected weight loss, fever and severe itching.

Who is it most common in

NHL is more common in men that in women and also slightly more common in Caucasians than in African Americans. The diagnosis' for it are physical examination, blood tests, and imaging tests, along with biopsy.


There are four stages of lymphoma. In stage one it is found in a lymph node group or maybe just one. In stage two of lymphoma,the cancer is found in multiple lymph node groups. In stage IIE it has metastasized to outside nearby organs. In stage three it is found in lymph nodes. In stage IIIE it is found in lymph node groups, and by nearby organs. In stage IIIS it has been found in lymph node groups, and your spleen. Metastasize means- the development of secondary malignant growths at a distance from the primary site of cancer.

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