Lymphoma Survival Rate

The lymphoma survival rate will depend on the diagnosis stage. Of course, someone that is diagnosed in the early stages (I or II), without metastasis will have a better chance of surviving over five years. Other factors that are looked at, when determining the precise diagnosis include:

 

Age >60

Overall general health and performance status

LDH level (lactate dehydrogenase), determines the amount of lymphoma is in the body

 

The one-year survival rate for individuals diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is around 80%. The five year survival rate is around 69% and the ten year survival rate is around 59% per seer.org.

Every case is different and there are many factors that need to be taken into consideration, when trying to determine the overall prognosis of each. Your oncologist will sit down with you and explain what your treatment options are and your chances of survival based on all of the above. You will need to decide what form of action you are going to take to fight this cancer.

Most individuals will go to every extent to prolong their life, while others will opt out on treatment all together. The choice is yours alone, but be sure to include your family in this decision making process, because it is vital for your overall wellbeing.