5 Factors that Impact Lymphoma Prognosis


The extent of the disease is determinant to the lymphoma prognosis.

During stage 1, cancer is limited to a group of lymph nodes, usually in the neck or armpits, while during stage 2, there are usually more than two groups of lymph nodes affected.

Stage 3 is diagnosed when cancer has spread to a series of lymph node groups and in stage 4, cancer has already spread to organs and bone marrow, in addition to the lymphatic system.

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In addition to the stage, patients are diagnosed according to the symptoms as A or B lymphoma.

While A means that there are no symptoms in addition to swollen lymph nodes, B includes symptoms such as weight loss, fever and night sweats.

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