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
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.