Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

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What is diffuse large B-cell lymphoma?

Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is an aggressive type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. B-cells normally develop and mature in the bone marrow and lymph nodes. In this lymphoma, the abnormal large B-cell lymphocytes are not responding to normal signals for growth and reproduction of cells.

Common symptoms reported by people with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Motrin Prescription)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Rituxan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Autologous CD34+ Stem Cell Transplant)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1

Data from patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (4 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea hair loss 3 more
Total evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (1 evaluation)
Side effects
muscle spasms
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (1 evaluation)
Side effects
graft versus host disease
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Motrin Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
increased appetite mood elevated or improved 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Rituxan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Autologous CD34+ Stem Cell Transplant)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has diffuse large B-cell lymphoma on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 4
30s 10
40s 9
50s 12
60s 22
70+ 11
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 5
30-39 years 5
40-49 years 6
50-59 years 10
60-69 years 4
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

46% Female
54% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 42
Not Diagnosed 3

These charts show data from diffuse large B-cell lymphoma patients who have completed their condition history
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