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will lymphoma cause an abnormal cd4/cd8 count?

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Dr. Ira Jaffrey
Medical Oncology 56 years experience
Yes: CD4 & CD8 are markers which will be altered by certain Lymphomas

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the effects of lymphoma treatment in pregnancy?

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Dr. Andrea Knittel
Dr. Andrea Knittelanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
It depends: The treatment of lymphoma depends on the type (hodgkin's vs non-hodgkin's) and stage, and can include chemotherapy and/or radiation. After the first trimester, and avoiding radiation, it is possible to limit toxicity to the fetus, but your team should include your cancer doctors (hematologist/oncologist), your obstetrician and a pediatrician specializing in neonatology (care of newborns).
A 41-year-old member asked:

How can lymphoma be prevented?

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Dr. Ephraim Hochberg
Medical Oncology 25 years experience
No: Unfortunately there's no known way of preventing lymphoma. Certain rare types of lymphoma only occur in patients with HIV or can be caused by other infections, so in one sense preventing these infections can prevent lymphoma.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How does lymphoma lead to death?

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Dr. Stephen Noga
Medical Oncology 34 years experience
Uncontrolled growth: Lymphoma cells continue to divide and grow more than they die. Two things happen 1) their increasing size affects normal organ function or physically pushes on organs which impair their function or 2) they produce substances that are toxic or debilitate the patient both these things eventually weaken the patient, prevent the production of normal blood cells and can lead poor immunity & infection.
A 27-year-old member asked:

What is "melanoma lymphoma"?

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Dr. Stephen Noga
Medical Oncology 34 years experience
I don't know: It is possible that you have 2 very different cancers lumped together. Melanoma is one form of cancer and lymphoma another. They are quite different. On the other hand multiple myeloma is another type of cancer that is often confused with melanoma. I would be glad to revisit this question with you if you research the disease a little more. On the other hand, i may learn something new.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Do many have lymphoma?

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Dr. William A Biermann
Medical Oncology 46 years experience
Estimate: About 80, 000 cases are expected in the us in the next year based on the seer database.

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