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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Mantle Cell Lymphoma

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Any known treatments for late onset neutropenia due to rituximab. The R was being used for mantle cell lymphoma maintenance. Thanks.

Any known treatments for late onset neutropenia due to rituximab.  The R was being used for mantle cell lymphoma maintenance.  Thanks.

May not be needed: This doesn't always require treatment. If you have an active severe infection or neutropenia is severe then it can be treated with neupogen. If you don't have an infection or very severe problem it is best left alone. Try to be careful about staying away from other people who are sick and wash your hands frequently. ...Read more

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Lymphoma (Definition)

Lymphoma is cancer of the lymph system, which is an infection fighting collection of nodes of lymph tissue populated by white blood cells and ducts that drain excess fluid. The system ...Read more


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Best first-line treatment for mantle cell lymphoma now: high doses of ara-c+rituximab and autologous sc transplant, or rituximab+bendamustine?

Best first-line treatment for mantle cell lymphoma now: high doses of ara-c+rituximab and autologous sc transplant, or  rituximab+bendamustine?

There is no: Definitive answer to your question. Studies have compared the strategies you mention. The high dose ara-c arm was closed because it was difficult to mobilize stem cells for transplant after these regimens. Bendamustine-r is a good program, and many centers would consolidate a good response with an autograft. ...Read more

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My grandpa just got dx with mantle cell lymphoma by biopsy 82y/o. bone marrow biopsy & pet scan not back. Prognosis & treatment? Is it genetic?

My grandpa just got dx with mantle cell lymphoma by biopsy 82y/o. bone marrow biopsy  & pet scan not back. Prognosis & treatment? Is it genetic?

Not genetic: MCL is a serious type of lymphoma. So he should be checked and treated by a Lymphoma specialist. With good treatment we can extend life for 3- 5 years. ...Read more

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For what length of time can mantle cell lymphoma go undetected?

For what length of time can mantle cell lymphoma go undetected?

It depends: Most lymphomas grow quite fast. That is often the case with mantle cell lymphoma too. So i would say it takes 3-6 months before the symptoms become pretty severe that we/you can not miss it easily. ...Read more

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What is the rang in life expectancy with mantle cell lymphoma?

What is the rang in life expectancy with mantle cell lymphoma?

MIPI: This is imperfect, but this calculator can be uesd to determine prognosis in mantle cell lymphoma (mcl). Mcl international prognostic index (mipi): https://www.Qxmd.Com/calculate-online/hematology/prognosis-mantle-cell-lymphoma-mipi -- additional supportive and treatment options may improve these numbers. ...Read more

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What type of nodes would appear with mantle cell lymphoma or any other type of malignancy? Would they be rigid and fixed or can they be soft and moveable? Internist felt node but said likely benign.

What type of nodes would appear with mantle cell lymphoma or any other type of malignancy? Would they be rigid and fixed or can they be soft and moveable? Internist felt node but said likely benign.

Lymph node: Generally malignant lymph nodes are firm, but I have seen some that were soft and movable. If this node doesn't recede within a week or so, and if new enlarged nodes appear a biopsy would seem advisable. Discuss this with your physician and he/she will advise you about what type of follow-up is best. ...Read more

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My mother has mantle cell lymphoma and her BP is 70/40 she is not eating much. Sounds serious?

Go to ER now!!: BP of 70/40 is very abnormal. You should check whether the machine is accurate-make sure the cuff placement is correct. If it is confirmed, you absolutely should bring your mother to er now. She may be severely dehydrated or other condition that perhaps related or unrelated to her mantle cell lymphoma . Bring her to er now. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of end stage mantle cell lymphoma.

See below: Wekaness, possible pain, anemia symptoms, predisposition to infection, weight loss. ...Read more