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Is hodgin totally treatable if discovered at its early stages?

Yes: If caught early and the type of histology is favorable it is totally treated with very high success rate. ...Read more

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Found calcium deposits on thyroid. What are the chances they are cancer? She had hodgins 20 years ago.

Found calcium deposits on thyroid. What are the chances they are cancer? She had hodgins 20 years ago.

Nodule?: Hi. We usually consider "microcalcifications" in the setting of a thyroid nodule. You wouldn't know about the "calcium deposits on thyroid" without an ultrasound, but I hate to guess and assume, and you don't mention a nodule. So just let me say, if this is a thyroid nodule (often hypodense) with microcalcifications, do the FNA that was obviously recommended. Don't ignore it! Do the FNA! ...Read more

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My daughter was diagnoised with calcium depoists on her thyroid. What are the chances it is cancer? She had hodgins 20 years ago

My daughter was diagnoised with calcium depoists on her thyroid. What are the chances it is cancer? She had hodgins 20 years ago

It depends somewhat: On how the calcium is located and deposited on the ultrasound. If she has nodule (s) with calcification a thyroid biopsy and certain lab are indicated. Have her discuss it with her physician. This is particularly important if she had prior irradiation of the neck for her Hodgkins. ...Read more

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I am having the nerve taken out of my pappilia hopin it wil stop the pain?

I am having the nerve taken out of my pappilia hopin it wil stop the pain?

More details are nee: Your question can not be answered without more detail. ...Read more

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What is hodgkin's?

What is hodgkin's?

Type of lymphoma: There are two basic categories of lymphomas: hodgkin's lymphoma (also called hodgkin's disease) and non-hodgkin's lymphomas. The difference between these is in the specific lymphocytes involved. Hodgkin's lymphoma is marked by the presence of an abnormal lymphocyte called the reed-sternberg cell (or b lymphocyte). ...Read more

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What is hodgkin's disease?

What is hodgkin's disease?

A cancer: The short answer is a cancer of the lympoma group that spreads through the lymphatic system. Hodgkins lymphoma is probably the most curable and is identified by typical reed sternberg cells when the pathologist looks at a biopsy of one of the swollen lymph nodes. ...Read more

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How to get hodgkin's disease?

How to get hodgkin's disease?

Dumb luck: To date, nobody has identified any risk factor from lifestyle. HIV patients are at somewhat greater risk if they're uncontrolled. Some say having recent infectious mono increases risk. I don't believe the claims about Agent Orange; it's possible that acromegalics and growth hormone abusers may have increased risk. ...Read more

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What causes hodgkin's disease?

What causes hodgkin's disease?

Hypothesis: Hodgkins cells are likely derived from germinal center b cells that have undergone mutations in the immunoglobulin variable chain. ...Read more

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Can hodgkin's disease be cured?

Can hodgkin's disease be cured?

Usually: There are many effective treatments for hodgkin disease. Even relapsed disease is treatable. The treatments can be difficult and usually include chemotherapy and radiation. ...Read more

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How is hodgkin's disease treated?

How is hodgkin's disease treated?

Depends: Primarily with chemotherapy. There are several variables that predict a favorable profile. If favorable, chemotherapy alone is appropriate based on new data recently published in the new england journal of medicine. However, the guidelines suggest a combined approach with chemo and radiation. Also depends on age, sex, other comorbidities. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What exactly is Hodgkin's disease?

What exactly is Hodgkin's disease?

Type of lymphoma: Hodgkin lymphoma, which used to be called "Hodgkin's disease" is a type of lymphoma, a cancer of white blood cells usually but not always clumped in lymph nodes.

Hodgkin lymphoma behaves so differently than all other types of lymphoma that we have grouped lymphomas broadly into "Hodgkin lymphoma" and "non-hodgkin lymphoma" (i.e., EVERYTHING else!)

Hodgkin lymphoma is highly cureable. ...Read more

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How can I treat hodgkin's disease?

How can I treat hodgkin's disease?

Chemo and radiation: Hodgkin's disease is treated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy or both. Exactly what therapy is used depends on the extent and size of the tumor. ...Read more

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How is hodgkin's disease diagnosed?

How is hodgkin's disease diagnosed?

Complex: Cancers, in general, are definitively diagnosed by biopsy (cutting out tissue and examining cells under a microscope). They also usually have distinct patterns of where they arise and spread. Hodgkin's disease, a cancer of lymph cells, may cause enlarged lymph nodes, with lumps in the neck, underarms, groin. Enlarged nodes, liver, or spleen may also be seen on chest x-rays and abdominal ct scans. ...Read more

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I keep having recurring hodgkins. Help?

I keep having recurring hodgkins. Help?

Treatments: You most likely have tried additional chemotherapy regimens different from what you were treated with at initial diagnosis. The next step would be an autologous bone marrow (or stem cell) transplant. Your next option would be to participate in a clinical trial. See:
http://www.Cancer.Gov/clinicaltrials/search/results? Protocolsearchid=6605255&vers=2
i wish you the best. ...Read more

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What are the tests for hodgkin's disease?

What are the tests for hodgkin's disease?

Various: The test needed to diagnose hodgkin's disease is a biopsy of the involved part of the body, usually a lymph node. The other tests needed to help determine the stage of the disease and the treatment include a bone marrow biopsy, blood tests and a ct scan. ...Read more

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Which are symptoms of hodgkin's disease?

Which are symptoms of hodgkin's disease?

Varies: Could be no symptoms other than a palpable lymph node or cluster of lymph nodes in neck, armpit, groin. But could also be other symptoms - from a chest mass (ie shortness of breath) or lcoal compression of vascular structures. Can also have b symptoms - fevers, night sweats, or >10% weight loss, unexpected. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hodgkin's disease?

What are the symptoms of hodgkin's disease?

Cancer: Hodgkin disease is a cancer of the lymph glands (though it is treatable and often curable) that presents with enlargement of lymph glands, spleen and some times other organs. Fever, weight loss and infections are other symptoms. ...Read more

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How exactly is hodgkin's disease diagnosed?

How exactly is hodgkin's disease diagnosed?

Biopsy of the Node: Usually hodgkin disease will present with enlarged lymph nodes. A biopsy of one of these lymph nodes is necessary to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What diseases similar to hodgkin's disease?

What diseases similar to hodgkin's disease?

Other lymphomas: There are a dozen different types of lymphomas of which Hodgkin disease is one different disease. Others are therefore called non-Hodgkin lymphomas. Anyone of them can be histologically and clinically confused with Hodgkin lymphoma. it takes a good pathologist to make this crucial distinction. ...Read more