What Is the Life Expectancy for Someone With a Diagnosis of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma?

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The life expectancy for someone with a diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma varies depending on a number of factors. However, the overall five-year survival rate is 69 percent, while the 10-year survival rate is 58 percent, according to the American Cancer Society.

Survival rates of non-Hodgkin lymphoma are typically used by physicians as a standard method of determining a patient’s prognosis. While survival rates are generally based on prior outcomes of people who previously had the disease, many factors may affect a prognosis, such as age, other existing health problems, the type of lymphoma, the stage of disease at the time of diagnosis, and the treatment received, explains the American Cancer Society.