Survival for children can be as high as 90% as compared to about 50%-60% for adults. For adults with low-risk disease, the five-year survival rate is about 71%, while high-risk aggressive lymphomas have about a 29% five-year survival rate. The survival rate decreases as the patient’s age increases.
Can you survive Burkitt lymphoma?
Treatment of limited stage (stage I and II) Burkitt lymphomas is usually very successful, with a long-term survival rate of over 90%. The long-term survival rate for children and teens with more advanced (stage III or IV) Burkitt lymphoma ranges from about 80% to 90%.
How fast does Burkitt lymphoma spread?
The symptoms of endemic Burkitt’s lymphoma include swelling and distortion of facial bones and a rapid growth of lymph nodes. The enlarged lymph nodes are non-tender. Tumors can grow extremely quickly, sometimes doubling their size within 18 hours.
What is Stage 3 Burkitt’s lymphoma?
Stage III – Stage III disease is present in lymph nodes or other sites on both sides of the diaphragm. Stage IV – Stage IV disease includes lymphomas which are found in the bone marrow or in the brain (central nervous system).
Can Burkitt’s lymphoma comes back?
Relapsed or refractory Burkitt lymphoma
Burkitt lymphoma usually stays in remission after successful treatment. However, sometimes it does not respond well to treatment. This is called ‘refractory’ lymphoma. Sometimes, it comes back (relapses) after successful initial treatment.
How long can you live with Burkitt lymphoma?
For adults with low-risk disease, the five-year survival rate is about 71%, while high-risk aggressive lymphomas have about a 29% five-year survival rate. The survival rate decreases as the patient’s age increases.
What is Stage 4 Burkitt’s lymphoma?
Stage 4 is cancer that has spread to parts of the body that are not part of the lymphatic system. Talk with your child’s healthcare provider about the stage of your child’s cancer and what it means.
Can Burkitt’s lymphoma Spread To brain?
Burkitt lymphoma is a very fast-growing (aggressive) type of NHL. It tends to occur in organs or tissues other than the lymph nodes (called extranodal sites). It often spreads to the brain or spinal cord (called the central nervous system, or CNS).