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Is lymphoma deadly?

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Lymphoma is generally curable as of 2014, according to the American Society of Hematology. The sooner a person receives a diagnosis and begins treatment, the better the prognosis and quality of life the person is likely to experience.

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About 80 percent of people diagnosed with lymphoma are cured after initial treatment, reports the American Society of Hematology. Research over the 20th century contributed to escalating success in limiting lymphoma fatalities. Much of the treatment emphasis as of 2014 is on survivorship and quality of life. The type and stage of the disease determine the treatment. Chemotherapy, radiation and biological therapy are common options.

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