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Biopsy on polyp revealed mantle cell lymphoma. Are younger

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biopsy on polyp revealed mantle cell lymphoma. Are younger pt's surviving this, ? how bad is it really? Do you know the longevity for a younger pt diagnosed with this? Is it as bad as what im reading? today I received information that a recent ct showed (you have a stable lymph node) does this mean i only have one left that hasnt been infected??
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.
I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today. I apologize or your waiting.
I am sorry about the diagnosis.
Mantle cell lymphoma; the 10-year survival rate is 5-10%. In young patients it has a better prognosis. Younger age and limited disease are favorable prognostic features.
Also I would suggest for biopsy slides to be seen by at least three experienced pathologist. Since it is an uncommon diagnosis; many pathologist may not be rightly aware of the microscopic picture and there had been instances of revision of the diagnosis by a second opinion.
Please feel free for your follow up questions.
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