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Expected Duration

Hodgkin lymphoma can often be cured.

The duration of non-Hodgkin lymphoma varies. Some forms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma are slow-growing. In these cases, treatment may be postponed until symptoms appear.

In general, both Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma will continue to worsen unless it is treated.

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