But which lymphoma? There are so many, with varying degrees of mortality and severity.
For instance, I was diagnosed with lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma almost 5 years ago. Since it is a cancer of the immune system it is inoperable. All the medics can do is keep an eye on it, and once it becomes really chronic apply palliative treatments. The craziest thing is that I might actually die from a disease my immune system fails to handle, not the actual cancer. Hopefully, I'm good for a few more years, anyway.