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Is lymphoma curable?

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Lymphoma is both treatable and curable, depending on the specific stage and cancer type, according to the American Society of Hematology. Lymphoma is divided into two categories, Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Hodgkin lymphoma is highly curable.

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Is lymphoma curable?
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Hodgkin lymphoma in adults can be treated with chemotherapy, radiation and surgical removal of the lymph nodes, according to the National Cancer Institute. Treatment options for pregnant women who are diagnosed with Hodgkin's include watchful waiting and steroid treatments.

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma can be treated with chemotherapy, targeted therapies that eradicate cancer cells without causing damage to neighboring cells, stem cell transplant procedures and radiation, according to WebMD. In certain cases, non-Hodgkin lymphoma returns in patients. Recurring lymphoma can also be treated with chemotherapy and radiation.

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