Certain factors affect prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options.
The prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options depend on:
The age of the child.
The type of lymphoma.
The stage of the cancer.
The number of places outside of the lymph nodes to which the cancer has spread.
Whether the lymphoma has spread to the bone marrow or central nervous system (brain and spinal cord).
Whether there are certain changes in the chromosomes.
The type of initial treatment.
Whether the lymphoma responds to initial treatment.
The patient's general health.
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Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National
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WebMD Public Information from the National Cancer Institute
September 04, 2014
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