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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Most are Hodgkin's: There are a few aggressive T-cell lymphomas in older teens, but the large majority of lymphomas in the group are Hodgkin's.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Work up then treat: Nhl exists in various types and an accurate diagnosis is confirmed with blood work and bone marrow biopsy. Staging with scans (ct, pet, etc) is next. ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Enlarged nodes: Soaking sweats, weight loss, fever> w/u with scans, including pet and biopsy to determine architecture, type, markers and prognosis.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
24 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
22 years experience Medical Oncology
Curability: Lymphomas fall into two major categories: non hodgkins and hodgkins. Hodgkins has a cure rate of ~90%, while non hodgkins has many different lymphoma ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacqueline Matar
66 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes: Aggressive chemotherapy and sometimes radiation are necessary. The first step after diagnosis is to determine the stage of disease, usually with a pe ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cliff Robinson
17 years experience Radiation Oncology
There are no obvious: Causitive agents like there is for lung cancer. It doesn't tend to run in families most of the time either. Risk factors for developing it are incre ... Read More
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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Urine pH....: The ph that usually is measured and matters most for cancer patients is the ph of the urine. It is important for certain chemotherapy medicines that t ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
What is FBC?: Do not use abbreviations....this is a new one for me after being a physician for 50 years! This can waste eveyone's time and is a cause to make mistak ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 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

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