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Lymphoma has a high cure rate, but more than 1/4 of patients may relapse
2023/11/26

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Lymphoma is relatively rareAt present, most people have insufficient understanding of lymphoma and believe that lymphoma has a "dangerous course" and a "poor prognosis." Compared with malignant tumors of the lung, liver, esophagus, gastrointestinal, and breast, lymphoma is a relatively rare type of malignant tumor, ranking only 8th to 10th among malignant tumors. 

In fact, with the continuous development of new drugs, Especially with the continuous accumulation of comprehensive treatment experience, the short-term efficacy and long-term survival of malignant lymphoma have been significantly improved, and it has become a potentially curable disease. With early detection and regular treatment, 70-80% of Hodgkin lymphoma can be cured.

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Careless diet can lead to cancer recurrenceThe recurrence of lymphoma varies according to the type of tumor, each person's constitution, and nursing situation. To prevent the recurrence of lymphoma, lymphoma treatment cannot be taken lightly after completion, and regular review is still required. The risk of recurrence is relatively high in the first two years after treatment, so the frequency of reexamination should be higher, usually once every 3 to 4 months. After two years, it can be reexamined once every six months.

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After five years, it can be changed to once a year for life. Although no recurrence after five years of treatment is usually used as a criterion for cancer cure, it is still necessary to do a good job of examination, pay attention to maintaining a good lifestyle and a reasonable dietary structure in daily life, and take regular doses to enhance immune function. Medications are also necessary.

For example, in Hodgkin lymphoma and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, although the initial treatment response rate is very high and the complete remission rate is also high, about 1/4 to 1/3 of the cases will relapse. The recurrence rate of peripheral T-cell lymphoma is even higher. The vast majority of indolent lymphomas are incurable and will almost always relapse sooner or later, but for most patients, their survival period can be greatly prolonged.

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treatThe diagnosis of lymphoma is mainly based on pathological biopsy diagnosis.

In terms of treatment, comprehensive treatment based on chemotherapy is mainly used. Don't be afraid of lymphoma when you hear it. Although lymphoma sounds scary, people's understanding of it remains at the medical level of ten years ago. With the continuous development of science and technology, lymphoma has long been eliminated. As long as it is detected early, it is controllable and curable.

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At present, about 50% of lymphomas can be cured with timely and standardized treatment. Lymphoma is a disease of the lymphatic system, so it is a systemic disease. Systemic treatment is the main treatment, and local treatment is supplemented. Because malignant lymphoma is caused by problems with immune cells throughout the body, a variety of treatments, mainly biological therapy, are currently used to control it. Among them, DC and CIK cell immunotherapy in biological therapy is more effective.

This method is to first extract the peripheral blood of the human body, isolate monocytes in the laboratory, and then use the monocytes to cultivate a large number of DC and CIK immune cells with the function of killing cancer cells, and then culture these DC and CIK cells are infused back into the human body to achieve the purpose of tumor control.

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How to improve your immunity?

1. Ensure good and adequate sleep;

2. Maintain optimism;

3. Limit drinking. Do not exceed 100ml of low-concentration liquor, 250ml of rice wine, 1 bottle of beer, and 1 glass of wine per day;

4. Participate in more exercise, 30-45 minutes a day, 5 days a week. After 12 weeks, the number of immune cells will increase and the resistance will increase accordingly. Exercise is all you need to get your heart rate up, and a walk after dinner is perfect;

5. Supplement vitamins. Supplement vitamins and minerals appropriately every day, but be sure to take them according to the doctor's advice. Taking them randomly and abuse will only be counterproductive;

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