Lymphoma is a form of cancer that affects the immune system - specifically, it is a cancer of immune cells called lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell. There are two broad types of lymphoma and many subtypes. It is often very treatable, and most people live for a long time after being diagnosed.Use this page for comprehensive and easy-to-follow information about lymphoma - both non-Hodgkin's and Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Treatment is usually effective and leads to a period of remission, where the patient is free from the disease Indolent (low-grade) lymphoma may relapse though, requiring further treatment. In some cases, an indolent lymphoma can become aggressive, which necessitates more aggressive treatment Typically people with indolent lymphoma live for a long time and have a good quality of life Some people may not require any treatment In contrast, patients diagnosed with a high-grade or intermediate lymphoma will typically require immediate and intensive treatment to help slow down tumor growth and, eventually, to shrink the tumor
with leukemia was 14 percent. From 1975 to 1977, the five-year relative survival rate for the total population with leukemiawas 34.2 percent, and from 2004 to 2010, the overall relative survival rate was 60.3 percent.From 2004-2010, the five-year relative survival rates overall were CML - 59.9 percent CLL - 83.5 percent AML - 25.4 percent overall and 66.3 percent for children and adolescents younger than 15 years ALL - 70 percent overall, 91.8 percent for children and adolescents younger than 15 years, and 93 percent for children younger than 5 years.