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what is lymphoma?

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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Malignancy: A lymphoma isma malignancy of a certain type of white blood cells called lymphocytes. These cells are found in the lymphatic system and the blood stream. When the disease appears primarily in lymph nodes it is called a lymphoma. There are many different types of lymphoma.
Dr. James Ball
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Cancer.: There are many types of lymphoma. All are cancerous collection of cells that typically arise from certain white blood cells. They typically cause abnormal swelling of lymph nodes and can spread to other areas fairly easily.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What are lymphomas?

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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Malignancy: A lymphoma is a malignancy of a certain type of white blood cells called lymphocytes. These cells are found in the lymphatic system and the blood stream. When the disease appears primarily in lymph nodes it is called a lymphoma. There are many different types of lymphoma.
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A 27-year-old member asked:

Is lymphoma inherited?

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Dr. Ephraim Hochberg
Medical Oncology 25 years experience
Rarely: There is a very small risk of hereditary lymphoma. First degree relatives of patients with myeloma, lymphoma or cll carry a slightly higher chance of getting these diseases.
A 50-year-old member asked:

How is lymphoma detected?

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Dr. Stephen Noga
Medical Oncology 34 years experience
Imaging and biopsy: Usually the doctor suspects a major illness based on clinical symptoms: fever, weight loss, night sweats, fatigue...Eventually ct scans are done and this shows evidence of enlarged lymph nodes or possible masses. A biopsy has to be done to truly diagnose lymphoma. To finish out staging the disease, the doctor may also require a pet/ct, other blood tests and a bone marrow aspirate and biopsy.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

Is lymphoma transmissible?

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Dr. Stephen Noga
Medical Oncology 34 years experience
No: Not a communicable disease except one rare form found in the west indes and japan.
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Is lymphoma curable?

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Many types are: Lymphoma can be cured usually with chemotherapy and sometimes with the addition of radiation. The success rate is dependent on the type of lymphoma as well as location. There are some types of lymphoma are not considered curable with standard treatments.

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