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  •  Each case is different (7+ / 0-)

    My father, in his 80's, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma two years ago. Did remarkably well with the chemo, and is now feeling, looking and doing great.

    Legalism: strict conformity to the letter of the law rather than its spirit

    by Catte Nappe on Thu Jun 24, 2010 at 11:21:39 AM PDT

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    •  non-Hodgkins is different (2+ / 0-)
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      gmb, Catte Nappe

      very different, and much more survivable.

      •  not really (4+ / 0-)
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        wader, gmb, NYFM, Empower Ink

        There are many types of non-Hodgkin's some are aggressive, some are indolent.  I speak as a non-Hodgkin's lymphoma survivor 3 1/2 years out of chemo treatment, currently still in remission.  My type of lymphoma, follicular non-Hodgkin's is currently considered incurable.  Many people with this are able to do watch and wait for years.  But when the lymphoma gets bulky or impinges on something important then treatment is needed.  The aggressive forms of non-Hodgkin's are considered curable but there is still a high relapse and death rate.  Follicular lymphoma can transform to an aggressive lymphoma but is still considered incurable after transformation because the indolent component is still there in the background.  

        Those interested in further information on lymphoma would do well to consult the following resource:

        http://www.lymphomation.org/

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