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Prognosis

Majority of the recently diagnosed Hodgkins childhood lymphoma can be cured.

The prognosis or the chances of survival depend on the following factors:

  • The stage of the lymphoma
  • The size of the tumor
  • How the tumor responds to the first treatment step
  • Symptoms and signs at diagnosis
  • If the lymphoma is recently diagnosed
  • The charecteristic features of the cancer cells
  • Recurrence of the lymphoma

A cure in terms of cancer is usually defined in five years in medical terms. What it means is if there is no recurrence of the cancer within five years it is unlikely to recur.

The five years survival of the Hodgkins Lymphoma for various stages of the disease is as follows:

Early - stage disease-Stage I &II: 75-95% of those diagnosed are cured

Advanced stage disease - Stage III & IV: 50-70% of those diagnosed are cured

People who suffer a relapse have a lower rate of cure, which is in the range of 10 to 50%. If the relapse is within a year after the initial treatment, the cure rates are lower.

References:

  1. Journal of Clinical Oncology, Vol 3, 1605-1612, Copyright 1985 by American Society of Clinical Oncology
  2. Pediatric Hodgkin's disease in India , K Dinshaw, S Pande, S Advani, G Ramakrishnan, C Nair, G Talvalkar, DN Rao, P Notani, R Rao and P Desai, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Vol 3, 1605-1612.

Comments

leila Sunday, December 21, 2008

hello
i m going to marry with a guy that had this cancer and had stem cell tarnsplant too.i want to know that is there any danger again?i mean after BMT is it possible to come back ? thanks.

guest Thursday, December 20, 2007

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