Part 3: Aggressive B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Leena Varkey Maramattom, MD

Mazie Froedtert Willms & Sue Froedtert Cancer Fellow, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Timothy S. Fenske, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Question 1

Questions 13 are based on the following clinical scenario:
A 62-year-old man has recently been diagnosed with stage IV-A diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL).

Which of the following factors has not been shown to be important for prognosis of this patient?

  •  Age over 60 years
  •  Decreased platelet count
  •  Elevated lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) level
  •  Impaired performance status (a measure of frailty)
  •  Presence of extranodal disease sites

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