Is lymphoma genetic or environmental?
Some people inherit DNA mutations from a parent that increase their risk for some types of cancer. Having a family history of lymphoma (Hodgkin Lymphoma, Non Hodgkin Lymphoma, CLL) does seem to increase your risk of lymphoma. Gene changes related to NHL are usually acquired during life, rather than being inherited.
Are there environmental or health factors that can cause Hodgkin’s lymphoma?
Exposure to pesticides has been associated with an increased incidence of Hodgkin’s disease in some, but not all, clinical studies. Exposure to low levels of radiation may cause an increased incidence of Hodgkin’s disease.
Can stress cause lymphoma?
There is no evidence that stress can make lymphoma (or any type of cancer) worse. Remember: scientists have found no evidence to suggest that there’s anything you have, or have not done, to cause you to develop lymphoma.
Who is most at risk for lymphoma?
Age. People between the ages of 15 and 40 and people older than 55 are more likely to develop Hodgkin lymphoma. Gender. In general, men are slightly more likely to develop Hodgkin lymphoma than women, although the nodular sclerosis subtype is more common in women (see the Introduction).
What are the warning signs of lymphoma?
Some common signs and symptoms include:
- Enlarged lymph nodes.
- Weight loss.
- Fatigue (feeling very tired)
- Swollen abdomen (belly)
- Feeling full after only a small amount of food.
- Chest pain or pressure.
- Shortness of breath or cough.
Can lymphoma be cured?
Overall, treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma is highly effective and most people with the condition are eventually cured.
What was your first lymphoma symptom?
The best way to find HL early is to be on the lookout for possible symptoms. The most common symptom is enlargement or swelling of one or more lymph nodes, causing a lump or bump under the skin which usually doesn’t hurt. It’s most often on the side of the neck, in the armpit, or in the groin.
How long can you live with lymphoma without treatment?
Overall, 50 to 60 percent of patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma now live five years or longer without a recurrence.
Which lymphoma is curable?
Hodgkin lymphoma is considered one of the most treatable cancers, with more than 90 percent of patients surviving more than five years. Most patients with Hodgkin lymphoma live long and healthy lives following successful treatment.
Can you have lymphoma with no B symptoms?
It is possible, though not too common.
What diet is good for lymphoma?
How can I eat well during treatment for lymphoma?
- plenty of fruit and vegetables.
- enough carbohydrates (starchy) foods.
- some meat, fish, eggs, and pulses.
- some milk and other dairy foods or dairy alternatives.
- small amounts of foods high in fat and sugar.
Can you live with lymphoma?
The overall 5-year relative survival rate for people with NHL is 72%. But it’s important to keep in mind that survival rates can vary widely for different types and stages of lymphoma.
5-year relative survival rates for NHL.
|SEER Stage||5-Year Relative Survival Rate|
|All SEER stages combined||89%|