The Best Treatment For Lymphoma Around The Neck?
My friend was diagnosed with lymphoma cancer around the neck, and had 10X radiotherapy at the end of July. Swelling is reduced by 60%, but often coughing and coughing up mucus and blood, according to doctors radiotherapy effect that expels mucus and blood. Several days the situation began to improve even though coughing up blood mucus was still there. R nBut 4 days ago his body condition began to decline accompanied by fatigue and shortness of breath. Yesterday he was rushed to the hospital because he had difficulty breathing and his body was very weak and it was difficult to communicate. The doctor’s diagnosis said the cancer had spread throughout the body. R nMy questions: r n1. Is there the best treatment step that can be done r n2. What is the chance of getting a cure r nPlease explain
Hi Vemi, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system, a system that plays a role in the immune system of the human body. The lymphatic system consists of lymph nodes, spleen, thymus gland, and bone marrow.
In general, lymphoma can be divided into 2 types, Hodgkin's lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Later these 2 types of lymphoma can be further divided into several subtypes. Treatment for lymphoma can vary depending on the type of lymphoma you have and its severity. However, in general therapy for lymphoma consists of chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation therapy, bone marrow transplants, or a combination of the above therapies.
The prognosis (chance of recovery) in lymphoma can vary depending on the type of lymphoma, its subtype, stage of the disease, and other factors (age, comorbid conditions / other diseases you have). In general, lymphoma has a fairly good prognosis. Hodgkin's lymphoma has a better prognosis than Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and if it is found at an earlier stage the prognosis is better than if it is found in the late stage.
To find out the best treatment for your friend, including the prognosis, you should ask your friend to have a direct discussion with the treating doctor, because it is necessary to clearly know the type of lymphoma you have and the stage. If it is said to have spread throughout the body, then the possibility of lymphoma has entered stage 4. Although the prognosis is worse if the cancer has spread, but with adequate therapy the lymphoma can still be cured.
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