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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
They grow...: And they subside. Sometimes with no treatment. Relatively benign teatment now encourages some to offer retuxan based therapy. Focal radiotherapy has ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
They grow...: And they subside. Sometimes with no treatment. Relatively benign teatment now encourages some to offer retuxan based therapy. Focal radiotherapy has ... Read More
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Dr. Matthew Fero
31 years experience Medical Oncology
Slow Growth: Low grade lymphomas are also called indolent lymphomas, and they grow slowly. It may take a year for an indolent lymphoma to double in size. In terms ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
Good questions: There are different kinds of lymphoma with very different behaviors. Some are terribly aggressive and the nodes can double in size in a few days where ... Read More
Dr. Agos Luca
Dr. Agos Luca answered
Specializes in Pathology
Yes: It isn't possible to say exactly how big they would be. Lymph nodes involved by lymphoma usually grow progressively and would be significantly bigger ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
18 years experience Family Medicine
Lymphoma: Yes they can wax and wane but they are usually progressive. The lymph nodes can spread but not necessarily grow in size. Check with your physician if ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Correct...: Typically, early cancers/malignancies do not cause pain. Some nodes can be smaller and be cancerous. Often, by the time one experiences pain from the ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Usually they grow.: Yes, Most lymphoma- containing lymph nodes will grow in size, some quite fast, others more slowly. There is a rare case(low grade or follicular lympho ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
16 years experience Anesthesiology
They can: If enough tumor gets involved, they can get hard. However, small metastases may not be detected except by biopsy. Cancer diagnosis and treatment will ... Read More
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: Treatment usually depends on stage of lymphoma and for this situation may involve chemotherapy and sometimes radiotherapy; remission can happen after ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not aggressive: Extranodal marginal zone lymphoma is not aggressive - we all it indolent lymphoma. It is fine to wait until you have all your testing done to see if ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Hodgkin's lymphoma: Hodgkin's lymphoma is a cancer of lymph node or lymphoid tissue. If an enlarged lymph node was due to Hodgkin's lymphoma, it will certainly grow. Ho ... Read More
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