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Swollen glands in the neck with pain. Suffer from Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Any advice?

Hi my mum was diaganosed 4 years ago with follicular non hodgkins lymphoma and finished mab therapy last feb however 2 weeks ago she was told she has swollen glands due to the disease again and a gland in her neck swelled to a large size overnight, this lump is hard and painful. Is this lymphoma and this mean that it is becoming more aggressive, also what is expected life expectancy with this type of cancer . Thank you
Asked On : Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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the swelling appeared overnight may be secondary to the lymphoma your mother had. since it is a large and hard mass it is probably a spread of the lymphoma and is of aggressive type. at this stage its difficult to predict the expectancy because it may vary person to person. but theoritically she may have upto 2 years if she is retreated for the lymphoma. retreatment also depends on her health status.

I hope I have succeeded in providing the information you were looking for. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications. I would gladly help you.

Best wishes.
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