Non Hodgkin’s lymphoma is cancer that affects white blood cells called Lymphocytes, Lymph is directly related to the body’s immune system. It helps in flowing fluids through our body and provides protection against infections.
Mainly are there 2 Types of Lymphocytes:
B lymphocytes also are known as B-Cells are a type of White Blood cell which helps to boost the immune system by creating antibodies. Plus, it increases immunological memory and regulatory cytokine production.
T lymphocytes are another type of White blood cell commonly known as T-Cells. The T stands for thymus which translates into the organ where cells mature. It resides in the core adaptive immunity system and sends pathogens as an immune response.
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Stages of NHL (Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma)
What do Stages convey?
The NHL stages say the number and places in the body which are affected by lymphoma. Based on your Stage, the doctor diagnoses the patient’s symptoms and can decide the type of treatment the patient needs.
There are 4 Stages of NHL:
Stage I means the following conditions:
1-The lymphoma is found in a Single region or Organ (I).
2-The cancer might have affected the extra lymphatic region or Organ (IE).
The Conditions for Stage II are:
1-The lymphoma is found in multiple areas of the body.
2-The lymphoma has reached two or more regions, denoted as 2E.
Stage III tells that the cancer is founded on both sides of the Diaphragm. The lymph nodes can be seen above the diaphragm and in the spleen.
1-The lymphoma has spread to a wide extent affecting organs outside the lymph system.
2-In this stage the lymph nodes may have reached the lungs, liver, bone marrow.
What is Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Survival Rate?
After diagnosing, Doctor creates a Prognosis on basis of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Survival Rate By Stage. A prognosis is an estimate given by the doctor regarding how cancer will respond to the given treatment. Survival solely depends upon several factors such as Age, Stage, LDH levels, and many more.
The One Thing You should remember is Survival Rates are just estimates. A person’s will to live can do wonders. Be A Survivor, Be Strong even at your weakest. Keep Your head up and Heart Strong.
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