Lymphoma

Information about Lymphoma

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Treatment may involve one or more of the following: chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapy, and surgery. In some non-Hodgkin lymphomas, an increased amount of protein produced by the lymphoma cells causes the blood to become so thick that plasmapheresis is performed to remove the protein. Watchful waiting may be appropriate for certain types. The outcome depends on the subtype with some being curable and treatment prolonging survival in most. The five-year survival rate in the United States for all Hodgkin lymphoma subtypes is 85%, while that for non-Hodgkin lymphomas is 69%. Worldwide, lymphomas developed in 566,000 people in 2012 and caused 305,000 deaths. They make up 3–4% of all cancers, making them as a group the seventh-most common form. In children, they are the third-most common cancer. They occur more often in the developed world than the developing world. . mw-parser-output . toclimit-2 . toclevel-1 ul,. mw-parser-output . toclimit-3 . toclevel-2 ul,. mw-parser-output . toclimit-4 . toclevel-3 ul,. mw-parser-output . toclimit-5 . toclevel-4 ul,. mw-parser-output . toclimit-6 . toclevel-5 ul,. mw-parser-output . toclimit-7 . toclevel-6 ul{display:none}