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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.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
No: No familial pattern of any lymphoma.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

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.
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.
A 21-year-old member asked:

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.
A 21-year-old member asked:

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.
A 29-year-old member asked:

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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