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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muhammad-ali Zaydan
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Type of lymphoma: There are two basic categories of lymphomas: hodgkin's lymphoma (also called hodgkin's disease) and non-hodgkin's lymphomas. The difference between th ... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
A cancer: The short answer is a cancer of the lympoma group that spreads through the lymphatic system. Hodgkins lymphoma is probably the most curable and is id ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Dumb luck: To date, nobody has identified any risk factor from lifestyle. HIV patients are at somewhat greater risk if they're uncontrolled. Some say having rece ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Unknown: We do not know what causes hodgkins disease.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Many.: Nhl is treated with different chemotherapy than hd. Stage for stage hd carries a better prognosis. Hd usually occurs in the young adult and the elderl ... Read More
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Non-Hodgkins Lymph..: This is one of the major miracles of modern medicine and oncology. I think that 95% of those with non-hodgkins lymphoma are surviving five years or lo ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
Spread pattern: Primarily, hodgkins lymphoma teens to spread from one lymph node site to an adjacent site. Non hodgkins lymphoma is more likely to skip lymph node c ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
Spread pattern: Primarily, hodgkins lymphoma teens to spread from one lymph node site to an adjacent site. Non hodgkins lymphoma is more likely to skip lymph node c ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Reed-Sternberg: Cell, usual logical predictable spread. Nhl may be cd-20+ & b-cell, less predictable, wide ranging prognosis, from chronic & long to quite aggressive ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: There are 3 basic types: low grade, intermediate, and high grade lymphoma. Intermediate and high grade are potentially curable because they are repl ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Cell type: There are two major types of lymphocytes, T and B. Both can cause lymphoma. What you are referring to is a lymphoma of the B cell type.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Probably a lot: But the biggies are reed-sternberg cells define hd, not found in nhl. Most nhl's are b-cell, where hd is not. Hd spreads contiguously, nhl does not. ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
27 years experience Hematology
Different lymphomas: There are around 30 different types of lymphoma distinguished by how they look under the microscope, the proteins they bear on their cell surface, and ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ruben Mesa
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Both Hodgkin's lymphoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma are lymphomas — a type of cancer that begins in a subset of white blood cells called lymphocytes: Lymphocytes are an integral part of your immune system, which protects you from germs. The main difference between Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphom ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Could be: Hd can cause death but you need to know it is one of the most treatable and curable malignancies at present. Chemo and radiation can be very effectiv ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Different lesions: A sarcoma is a malignant lesion arising from connective and not glandular tissue such as visceral leiomyosarcoma of uterus or stomach. metastatic dise ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience Medical Oncology
Lymph system cancer: Nhl is a large group of related cancers which originate in the lymph tissues of the body. These cells normally help fight infection but become cancero ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Everett
Specializes in Family Medicine
Treatable: and often cureable. As you go through the treatment your doctor will keep you informed as to your progress. However, cures do happen and that is wha ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Polycythemia: No. See your oncologist or hematologist to discuss various causes and appropriate workup and if needed, therapeutic phlebotomy as a treatment.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: It seems to strike totally at random.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience Medical Oncology
Disease type: The 2 diseases are closely linked. The hodgkin lymphoma was described by the doctor bearing its name and usually has a specific cell associated with i ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
25 years experience Medical Oncology
Sometimes: Both ate classified as hodgkin but they can behave differetlny. Both are treated te same with chemo abvd regimen. Some new data suggest adding Rituxa ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Often chemo: Some nhl types and stages are treated with chemotherapy alone. Some require the use of radiation therapy alone or with chemo. Surgery is typically onl ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelby Terstriep
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Chemotherapy is the primary treatment for non hodgkins lymphoma. It's effectiveness depend on several favors like stage, type of lymphoma, and the int ... Read More
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