How long can lymphoma live? It is a problem that many patients and their families are very concerned about. For this problem, it is not possible to say how long they can live. The treatment of lymphoma is a systematic process, involving many factors, which are closely related to the patient’s pathological classification, treatment methods, physical fitness, mentality, etc., but the treatment method is the top priority.
The prognosis of lymphoma is relatively good, and the treatment plan is the key
There are two main types of lymphoma: Hodgkin’s lymphoma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Hodgkin’s lymphoma accounts for only a small proportion, and most patients are non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
The main treatments for non-Hodgkin lymphoma are: Chemotherapy, targeted therapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy Wait.
Because the overall efficacy of current chemotherapy drugs is relatively poor, and the efficacy of chemotherapy with repeated regimens is lower. However, the toxic and side effects of chemotherapy continue to increase, and the cost to patients of chemotherapy may even exceed the benefits of chemotherapy. Therefore, chemotherapy should be carefully selected, and the benefits and risks should be reasonably assessed.
What factors influence how long a person with lymphoma lives?
1. Actively cooperate with treatment
For some patients with advanced lymphoma, many of them are ready to give up their lives and do not want to waste too much money. Medicine has proved that maintaining a positive attitude and actively cooperating with treatment will also have a certain impact on the patient’s own survival.
2. Appropriate staging and treatment of lymphoma
Lymphoma is divided into early, middle and late stages. For patients with early stage lymphoma, the common method is surgical treatment, but postoperative consolidation therapy is required to improve the therapeutic effect. For some patients whose disease has developed to an advanced stage, many methods are subject to certain restrictions. Choosing a correct treatment method has a great impact on how many years the lymphoma can live.
3. Related to patient’s physical function
Lymphoma patients with good physical function and strong immunity can better resist the development of cancer and tolerate various drug treatments. Therefore, it is very important for lymphoma patients to improve their own immunity and enhance their resistance to tumors.
Late-stage chemotherapy has limited efficacy and must continue with mild treatment
For advanced lymphoma, many patients are currently treated with chemotherapy. Although chemotherapy can control the disease in a short period of time, the effect is maintained for a short period of time and needs to be repeated. Moreover, it should be noted that chemotherapy is a double-edged sword. While killing cancer cells, it will also cause damage to normal tissues, causing a series of complications and greatly reducing the patient’s constitution.
Based on the toxic and side effects of chemotherapy, patients with advanced lymphoma require continuous mild treatment. If the patient has undergone chemotherapy before, it can be treated by traditional Chinese medicine.
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