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how effective is fludarabine (fludara) for treating lymphoma?

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Dr. Ephraim Hochberg
Medical Oncology 25 years experience
Not very: For most lymphomas fludarabine is not the treatment of choice. The appropriate therapy depends substantially on the subtype of lymphoma. Fludarabine has been used in many indolent lymphomas and does have efficacy but newer agents have the same benefits with less toxicity. The only lymphoma in which fludarabine is routinely used at this point is CLL as part of the combination FCR or FR.

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What is the stages of hodgkin's lymphoma?

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Dr. Ephraim Hochberg
Medical Oncology 25 years experience
Determined by site: Stage 1: involvement of a single lymph node region or single non-lymph node site stage 2: involvement of two or more lymph node regions on the same side of the diaphragm stage 3: involvement of lymph node regions on both sides of the diaphragm stage 4: significant or widespread involvement of non-lymph node sites.
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What is an inhomogenous spleen in hodgkin's lymphoma?

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Dr. Stephen Noga
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Hard to say: This may be on ultrasound or other imaging and may refer to spleen appearing to have different "densities" ie not all composed of normal spleen tissue but having another tissue such as lymphoma present that changes the look of the imaging study.
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What is the relationship of hepatosplenic t-cell lymphoma and low lymphocyte levels in the blood?

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Dr. Stephen Noga
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Retained in spleen: The spleen can be quite large and contain really high numbers of malignant lymphocytes. In these cases, both normal and malignant lymphocytes can be low in the peripheral blood.
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What is the usual treatment for stage 2 hodgkin's lymphoma?

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Dr. Christian Schultheis
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Great question: Recent publication in the new england journal of medicine in february 2012 showing depending on risk, either 2 cycles of abvd followed by radiation or 4 cycles of abvd. Now, again depends on risk stratification. If there is not a complete response after 4 cycles of abvd, then radiation or additional chemotherapy is needed. Hope this helps.
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Can someone be truly cured of a serious cancer like lymphoma or melanoma?

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Yes: The chances of curing any cancer depend greatly on how early the cancer is diagnosed and treated. Melanoma is very dangerous because it tends to spread to distant sites quickly, which makes it much more difficult to cure.

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