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what is hotchkins lymphoma

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Cancer of blood cell: Hodgkins disease is a cancer of the b cells in your lymphatic system.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho commented
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
It is a cancer of the B cells in lymphatic organs/ lymph glands. in early stage it does not involve bone marrow. When it is found in bone marrow- it is considered to be in advance stage / stage IV.
Jun 21, 2012
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Hodgkin's lymphoma: Hodgkin's lymphoma is a cancer of b cell lymphocytes in lymphatic organ/lymph glands. It is separated from other b cell lymphoma based on its unique clinical and pathological features.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Hodgkin's: Causes lumps in lymph nodes, the neck is most common, but they are in other places. Others have told you it is a b-cell, but the transformed cell is called a reed sternberg cell. It has classic types, and is highly curable at all stages, now dominantly using chemotherapy, but commonly radiotherapy also used in areas of bulk.
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Hodgkin lymphoma: While there are many offline and online resources, this one is trusted and comprehensive: cancer.Net’s guide to hodgkin lymphoma -- http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/lymphoma-hodgkin.
Dr. William Hammond
Hematology and Oncology 49 years experience
Form of lymphoma: Hodgkins lymphoma is one of the 2 major types of tumors of lymph nodes that is highly curable with current rx. The specific cause is still not known, but the appearance of tumor cells called reed-sternberg cells in the biopsy of affected tissue is classic. Hodgkins was the first form of cancer to be shown to be curable with combination chemo and is now curable in the vast majority of patients.

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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.
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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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Does a negative parr result rule out lymphoma?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
No?: Polymerase chain reaction (pcr) for antigen receptor rearrangements (parr) is not a test i would necessarily consider in initial lymphoma diagnosis. Lymphoma is diagnosed (ideally) by an excisional (not just needle) biopsy and/or bone marrow biopsy. There are many additional tests including molecular (eg, pcr) tests that can be used to further subclassify diagnosis.
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What type of doctor specializes in lymphoma?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Hematologist: A hematologist specializes in lymphoma. Many hematologists have done training in oncology as well so they are hematologists/oncologists.
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What is the chance of dying from lymphoma?

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Dr. William A Biermann
Medical Oncology 46 years experience
It depends: It depends on the stage and the specific type of lymphoma. There can be cures and some very long remissions depending on the type. The odds also depend on the response to treatment.

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