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A 21-year-old female asked:

Why does a person get large b cell type non hodgkins lymphoma?

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Dr. Cliff Robinson
Radiation Oncology 19 years experience
There are no obvious: Causitive agents like there is for lung cancer. It doesn't tend to run in families most of the time either. Risk factors for developing it are increasing age, male sex (slightly more common ) and being white. It is uncommon in young females such as yourself, but not unheard of.
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Can stems cells curing non-hodgkins lymphoma?

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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 47 years experience
Yes.: Stem cell transplantation, usually from the patient's own bone marrow (autologous stem cell transplantation) can dure certain types of lymphoma that was not cured by chemotherapy. Transplantation using another person's cells (allogeneic transplant) is more experimental, but also capable of curing patients where other treatments have failed.
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