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At The End Stages Of Lymphoma A Mode Would Prob Be At Least 5cm Or Bigger Right
?: I'm not sure i understand the question; however, no absolute size cutoff establishes "end stage" lymphoma. Lymphomas are often seen that have very large lymph nodes. That might be an adverse prognostic factor (staging: x = bulky) but doesn't necessarily mean end stage. What is important are lymphoma type, prognostic factors, and response to treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: Lymphomas can present as swelling of lymph nodes. Patients can be seen with swelling of nodes under the arms, in the groin, or around the neck. Other lymph node bearing areas are less accessible to evaluation. If you have persistent swelling of your lymph nodes, see your doctor for an evaluation. Not every swollen node is lymphoma but it's best to be examined. ...Read more
Lymphadenopathy: Lymph nodes enlarge as a result of their normal activity in aiding in immunity, but may also enlarge because of malignancy of the lymphatics or extension of other cancers to the lymph nodes. When cancerous they are often hard to touch, fixed to underlying tissues, not tender. The best answer however, is that if concerned, they may need to be biopsied for a diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have nonhodgkins lymphoma and have just finished one round of chemo. What is the name of stage that I am in ?
Tumor stage: The stage of the tumor is how far your physician has determined that it has gotten. Very local tumors are low stage. Tumors spread beyond what a surgeon can take are high stage. Stage guides treatment but stage of tumor des not reflect how far along treatment is. I hope things go well for you. ...Read more
How to distinguish?: Go to medical school and have a lab to perform diagnostic tests. It will be quicker to see a local physician who can refer you to a specialist if necessary. Sorry if I seem sarcastic or insensitive, but this is not a question for an internet search or response. ...Read more
I've just finished treatment for lymphoma. Which included 8 avbd chemos and 12 radiotherapy sessions. I'm just waiting for scan in a couple of weeks. ?
Good luck: I d not really understand your question, but perhaps you are wondering about how to approach uncertainty. You have probably been told your odds of cure. If you have a lymphoma that is sometimes or usually cured, plan for a normal life while cherishing each day -- too few people do this. If your time will be short, enrich it by finding what is meaningful for you. Be well informed and good luck. ...Read more
Maybe: Enlarged lymph nodes (lns) may be associated with lymphoma, but the differential diagnosis (other causes) includes infection, inflammation, etc. Likewise, lymphoma often causes enlarged lns but not always. I have a recent patient with normal sized lns that are pet+ ("active") but with lymphoma in bone marrow. Lns may not be palpable and "hidden" inside body as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do lymphoma affected nodes usually start out big in the morning then get softer and smaller as the day goes by? My GP says no.
No: Enlarged lymph nodes in young individuals are often reactive to infection in the region. But, of course, they can also be reactive to cancer in the area or in the nodes themselves. If you have no regional infection that can explain the enlarged lymph nodes,, get examined and if indicated, your physician may recommend a biopsy to rule out malignancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Biopsy done and report says"no definite evidence of lymphoma. Advised follow up to rule out hodgkins desease". Is it a problem?
If lymph nodes were enlarged due to lymphoma how big would they be after a year? How fast do do they grow? Would there be sypmtoms after a year?
Good questions: There are different kinds of lymphoma with very different behaviors. Some are terribly aggressive and the nodes can double in size in a few days whereas others are very indolent and may remain unchanged for months or years. Same applies for symptoms, the most common of which is just an enlarged node. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer