Information on the prognosis, or outlook, of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is available on the website of the American Cancer Foundation. However, the outlooks for individual patients vary widely and are affected by factors such as age, cancer stage and type of cancer.
Prognosis is measured according to several different methods, according to the American Cancer Society. One standard prognosis measurement is the five-year survival rate, which is determined by measuring the percentage of patients who survive for five years or more after diagnosis. Another common prognosis measurement is called the five-year relative survival rate. The relative survival rate compares the five-year survival rate of people who are diagnosed with the five-year survival rate of people the same age who are not diagnosed with cancer.