What does Hodgkin’s lymphoma affect?
Hodgkin lymphoma most commonly affects lymph nodes in the neck or in the area between the lungs and behind the breastbone. It can also begin in groups of lymph nodes under an arm, in the groin, or in the abdomen or pelvis.
How does Hodgkin’s lymphoma affect the blood?
Lymph allows white blood cells (lymphocytes) to circulate. When white blood cells multiply abnormally, they cause masses to form and lymph nodes become enlarged. Some lymphomas may affect the bone marrow and interfere with its making of blood cells. The result is anemia, or low red blood cell count.
Can Hodgkin’s lymphoma be completely cured?
Overall, treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma is highly effective and most people with the condition are eventually cured.
Can you live a long life with Hodgkin’s lymphoma?
The five-year survival rate refers to the percentage of patients, according to the stage of their disease at diagnosis, who live at least five years after treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma. Many of these patients live longer than five years.
Can you recover from Stage 4 Hodgkin’s lymphoma?
According to the ACS, the five-year survival rate for stage 4 Hodgkin’s lymphoma is about 65 percent. The five-year survival rate for people with stage 4 NHL varies depending on the subtype of NHL and other factors. Ask your doctor for more information about your diagnosis, treatment options, and long-term outlook.
Can Hodgkin’s lymphoma turn into leukemia?
Some survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma have a higher risk of developing a secondary cancer, especially acute myeloid leukemia (after certain types of chemotherapy, like BEACOPP, or radiation therapy), non-Hodgkin lymphoma, lung cancer, or breast cancer.
What was your first lymphoma symptom?
The best way to find HL early is to be on the lookout for possible symptoms. The most common symptom is enlargement or swelling of one or more lymph nodes, causing a lump or bump under the skin which usually doesn’t hurt. It’s most often on the side of the neck, in the armpit, or in the groin.
Can you live 20 years with lymphoma?
Most people with indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma will live 20 years after diagnosis. Faster-growing cancers (aggressive lymphomas) have a worse prognosis. They fall into the overall five-year survival rate of 60%.
How long can you live with Hodgkin’s lymphoma without treatment?
The median overall survival from Craft’s series was 16.6 months, with a 3 year survival of 15.4%, and greater than 5 year survival of less than 6%.
Can Hodgkin’s be cured without chemo?
If a person can’t have chemotherapy because of other health issues, radiation therapy alone may be an option. For those who don’t respond to treatment, chemo using different drugs or high-dose chemo (and possibly radiation) followed by a stem cell transplant may be recommended.