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A 38-year-old member asked:

How are hodgkin's and non hodgkins lymphoma different?

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Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
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 chains to spread distantly. This is why local radiation has historically be more important in the treatment of hodgkins than non hodgkins.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

How is a person diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
Enlarged nodes: Soaking sweats, weight loss, fever> w/u with scans, including pet and biopsy to determine architecture, type, markers and prognosis.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for non-hodgkins lymphoma cancer?

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
Usually chemotherapy: The treatment is related to the type of lymphoma and the sites of disease. Most lymphomas are treated with chemotherapy but radiation therapy is sometimes used.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between hodgkin's disease and non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
A lot: Both hodgkin lymphoma (formerly known as hodgkin's disease) and non-hodgkin lymphoma (also known as non-hodgkin's lymphoma) are lymphomas, a type of cancer that originates in a subset of white blood cells called lymphocytes. Lymphocytes are an important part of your immune system. The main difference between hodgkin and non-hodgkin lymphoma is in the specific lymphocyte each involves.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What are my treatment choices for non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 21 years experience
It depends...: Nhl has over 40 subtypes. Treatment depends on dx, stage, prognosis, tumor & patient factors. Dlbcl: r-chop most common fl: observation vs. Rituximab vs. R-chop vs. R-bendamustine vs. Other... That is vague, but there is no general answer.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What is done for non hodgkins lymphoma q?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
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. Treatment is initiated based on stage, type, age, organ function, etc. Treatment ranges from chemotherapy, radiotherapy, bone marro transplant or in some cases observation.

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