What Is The Prognosis of Mantle Cell Lymphoma?

Q:
What is the prognosis of mantle cell lymphoma?

A:
Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, comprising about 6% of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cases.

Symptoms of mantle cell lymphoma are similar to those of other types of lymphoma, which include: skin reactions, temporary hair loss, infections, nausea and diarrhea, persistent fatigue, shortness of breath and so on.

In terms of its prognosis, MCL has a poor prognosis, even with appropriate therapy.

Less than 18 months, treatment failures will be noted, the average survival time for people with MCL is about 2 to 5 years.

The ten-year survival rate is only about 5%-10%. But if treated with intensive regimen of chemotherapy, the average survival rate may rise.

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