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The outlook for patients with lymphoma depends on many factors. These include:

  • the type of lymphoma

  • the cancer's stage

  • the patient's age and general health

  • whether the cancer is newly diagnosed, responds to initial treatment, or has come back.

With both types of lymphomas, it is important to be monitored throughout your life for the development of second cancers.

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