Your question: Can non Hodgkin’s lymphoma lead to leukemia?

Can you get leukemia after lymphoma?

Some survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma have a higher risk of developing a secondary cancer, especially acute myeloid leukemia (after certain types of chemotherapy, like BEACOPP, or radiation therapy), non-Hodgkin lymphoma, lung cancer, or breast cancer.

Is non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma a leukemia?

Leukemia and lymphoma are both forms of blood cancer, but they affect the body in different ways. The main difference is that leukemia affects the blood and bone marrow, while lymphomas mainly affect the lymph nodes.

What is the life expectancy for non Hodgkin’s 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
Regional 90%
Distant 85%
All SEER stages combined 89%

Does Hodgkin’s lymphoma ever go away?

Many people with Hodgkin lymphoma are cured, but the treatments used can lead to health problems in the future. See your doctor regularly, get the recommended cancer screening tests , and tell your health care team about any changes you notice in how you feel.

How serious is non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma?

Considering everyone with non-Hodgkin lymphoma—all people with all types of this cancer—the overall five-year survival rate is 69%. That means about 7 of 10 people are still living five years after diagnosis. The overall 10-year survival rate is about 60%.

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Why did I get Hodgkin’s lymphoma?

Hodgkin lymphoma is caused by a change (mutation) in the DNA of a type of white blood cell called B lymphocytes, although the exact reason why this happens isn’t known. The DNA gives the cells a basic set of instructions, such as when to grow and reproduce.

Which lymphoma is more aggressive?

Burkitt lymphoma is considered the most aggressive form of lymphoma and is one of the fastest growing of all cancers.

What is the most common treatment for both lymphoma and leukemia?

Leukemia and Lymphoma Treatment

You, your primary care doctor and your hematologist/oncologist develop the best care plan for you and your disease. Typically, the main treatment for both diseases is chemotherapy. Sometimes a treatment plan can include targeted therapy drugs, radiation therapy or surgery.