Some types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) are curable. Some people with other types are able to keep their disease under control and live good-quality lives with medical treatment.
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is much more successfully treated than ever before. Treatment success varies greatly depending on each patientâ€™s type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, as well as his or her age and general health at diagnosis.
Newer treatment therapies, progress in stem cell transplantation, better supportive care and studies of new drugs in clinical trials are all contributing to improved outcomes and quality of life for people diagnosed with blood cancers.
Patients should discuss their own prognosis with their doctor in detail.