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If i have non-hodgkin's lymphoma, how often do i need checkups?

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Dr. Stephen Noga
Medical Oncology 34 years experience
Specific to disease: Depending on the type of lymphoma (there are many), how you were treated and if you are in remission or have stable disease, the frequency of check ups and the types of tests done will vary. Many times patients are brought in more frequently for "mini" checkups and seen by the pa or np who communicate with the md just to make sure things are going ok.
Dr. Brian Lawenda
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Indefinitely: If you have completed your treatment and you are in remission, it is recommended that your are seen by an oncologist every 3-6 months for 5 years, and annually thereafter (2012 nccn guidelines). http://www.nccn.org/professionals/physician_gls/pdf/nhl.pdf.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

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Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 28 years experience
Non-Hodgkin's test: Although a diagnosis of non-hodgkin's lymphoma can be suspected by certain lab results (ldh, spep, cbc, beta-2 microglobulin), there is no way to diagnose it without doing a biopsy (of a lymph gland or the bone marrow or the affected organ).
A 45-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

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Dr. Ed Kaplan
Hematology and Oncology 39 years experience
None or Many: Swollen glands fever sweats weight loss pain alcohol intolerance rash shortness of breath fatigue swelling headache itching assorted other symptoms depending on type, location, stage, organ involvement, etc/.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Differentiate between hodgkin's lymphoma and non-hodgkin's lymphoma ?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Reed-Sternberg: Cell, usual logical predictable spread. Nhl may be cd-20+ & b-cell, less predictable, wide ranging prognosis, from chronic & long to quite aggressive. Both treate with multi-aget chemo + rituxin in nhl.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What can you tell me about non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Its cancer of Lymph: Lymphoma is a Cancer arising from the lymph glands. There are several subtypes. Ask your oncologist more about it. Tell us if you or a family member is affected by Lymphoma and what is being done in terms of treatment.?? A majority of lymphomas can be cured when treated with modern treatments.
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A 20-year-old male asked:

What's the difference between Hodgkin's lymphoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?

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Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 28 years experience
Different lymphomas: There are around 30 different types of lymphoma distinguished by how they look under the microscope, the proteins they bear on their cell surface, and the gene mutations that caused the problem to begin with. The type of treatment varies a lot between the different types and is too complicated to cover here. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America website will be your best bet for more details.

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