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for hodgkin's disease lymphoma: what's the difference between stage iiia1 and iiia2?

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Location: Stage iii means nodes on both sides of the diaphragm. Letter "a" means no lymphoma symptoms like weight loss, night fever or night sweats. The 1 or 2 means involvement of the spleen and upper abdominal nodes (1) or lower abdominal nodes (2). Treatment would be the same either way and as far as i recall, so should be the prognosis insofar as the patient gets adequate chemo.

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How can someone get a second opinion for hodgkin's disease?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
See your family doc: To get a second opinion, start with your family doctor or internist. He or she should be able to help you arrange for the second opinion.
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Should everyone get a second opinion for hodgkin's disease?

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Dr. Eulogio Galvez
Specializes in General Practice
Depends: If you trust the initial medical opinion, no need for second opinion. For peace of mind, a second opinion will be advisable.
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Would a lymphoma clinical trial be appropriate for me?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Maybe: Depends on your diagnosis, lymphoma type/subtype, stage, etc. Ask your oncologist about trial availability. You can also search at clinicaltrials.Gov -- advanced search options include states.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What is the home medical testing related to hodgkin's disease?

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Dr. Shelby Terstriep
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
No home test: I'm not aware of a home medical test for hodgkin's lymphoma but some of the symptoms can be night sweats, lymph node enlargement, weight loss, shortness of breath.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What's the difference between hodgkin's disease lymphoma stage iiia1 and iiia2?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
It is immaterial: Stage-3 hodgkin disease is commonly divided just into 2 categories: 3a or 3b. No further division matters for prognosis or treatment, as far as i know. So do not complicate your life any more than it has to be!

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