A 40-year-old member asked:
What is the treatment for non-hodgkins lymphoma cancer?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldsteinanswered
Hematology and Oncology 32 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.
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Dr. Joseph Woodsanswered
Pathology 30 years experience
Combination chemotx.: This is a very aggressive disease that almost always results in death within one year if not treated. However, if treated, many can be cured. The treatment is usually combination chemo.: 4 cycles of chop (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisone), followed by radiation therapy. If cure is not attained, high dose chemo. And autologous hematopoetic stem cell transplant can be done.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
What is the treatment for hodgkins lymphoma?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jonathan Tayanswered
Radiation Oncology 32 years experience
Chemo +\- radiation: That really depends on subtype of hodgkins, stage, bulk, of disease, age of pt, among other factors, although chemotherapy is the mainstay of therapy.
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 38-year-old member asked:
How are hodgkin's and non hodgkins lymphoma different?
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Dr. Joshua Garrenanswered
Radiation Oncology 26 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.
4.6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 44-year-old member asked:
Can you tell me about non-hodgkins lymphoma cancer--b type?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Matthew Feroanswered
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
NHL (Non Hodgkin's: Lymphoma) is a broad category of lymphomas (anything other than Hodgkin's). They are further classified by the malignant cell type (B or T cell); microscopic appearance (e.g. diffuse large cell, follicular, etc); and by gene mutation profiles. "Staging" (1-4) refers to how widespread the disease is, and is modified as "B" if the patients has systemic symptoms (fever, night sweats, weight loss).
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A 45-year-old member asked:
What is the treatment for non-hodgkin disease?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kelty Bakeranswered
Hematology 30 years experience
Treating lymphoma: Just as there are dozens of different types of lymphoma, there are dozens of different treatment options so this question can't be answered without more specifics. Helpful information can be found on the websites for the leukemia and lymphoma society of america and the uk lymphoma association.
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