A 36-year-old male asked:
pathologic diagnosis....resected thymus shows reactive b cell hyperplasia vs low grade b cell lympho proliferative disorder. is this lymphoma?
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Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Could be...: Certain lymphomas grow so slow that sometimes it is difficult for the pathologist to make the call between malignant or not. I suspect they may do additional work on the specimen and that your doctor will evaluate you further with labs, additional scans or another biopsy. If you have not seen a hematologist, maybe this is the time. Don't panic, just follow up his/her lead. Best to you.
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Last updated May 1, 2014
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