How Long Can Someone Live With Lip Node Cancer?


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Lymph node cancer is a common cancer that affects more men than women. There are 2 forms of lymph node cancer, and these are:

• Hodgkin's disease
• Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

The length of time a person can live for, varies greatly and is dependent on a number of factors, some of which include:

• The form of lymph node cancer that the person has
• The length of time the cancer was present before diagnosis
• The age of the sufferer of the cancer

If the diagnosis of the cancer is found early on, the chances of survival greatly increase, as the treatments will be more effective.

Hodgkin's disease is the least common of the two forms of lymph node cancer, and the common symptoms include weight loss, fatigue and fever. The cause of the cancer is unknown and there are four stages of Hodgkin's disease. Stage one is when just one lymph node is infected, whilst stage 2 is when more than two are discovered. Stage 3 is when lymph nodes are infected on both sides of the diaphragm, and stage 4 is when the infection has spread to the liver and lungs. Those people that are diagnosed at stages 1 or 2 are more likely to survive for at least 5 years, but those that are diagnosed at stages 3 or 4 have less chance of surviving for this period of time. That said, the rates of survival have more than doubled in the last 40 years.

People with a family history of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma have more chance of suffering themselves, and the treatment involves chemotherapy which can last for up to a year. Old people and people with immune deficiencies are more likely to develop this form of cancer. This form of cancer is debilitating and can be extremely painful towards its latter stages.

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