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What is diffused b cell lymphoma?

What is diffused b cell lymphoma?

Aggressive lymphoma: This is a type which is usually aggressive and can present at an advanced stage. Fortunately, the majority do respond well to modern chemotherapy regimens. A significant number relapse and require more therapy/ transplant. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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H. Pylori Breath Test (Definition)

H.Pylori urea breath test is used to detect the presence of h.Pylori in the stomach. If present it acts on urea and releases carbon die oxide (co2)and ammonia. The released co2 is measured, and the presence of h.Pylori is confirmed. It is a useful test conducted in about 15 minutes. The sensitivity and specificity of ubt are approximately 88 to 95 percent and 95 ...Read more


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What is low grade b cell lymphoma?

What is low grade b cell lymphoma?

Low grade lymphoma: Lymphomas are cancers that start in the lymphatic/immune system. There are many different kinds. Low grade means the cells are slow growing. B cell designates the immune cell the cancer started from. ...Read more

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What is badly diffused b cell lymphoma?

Not a common term: Diffuse b cell lymphoma is by definition an aggressive lymphoma which has the ability to spread rapidly if not treated. It is a "bad actor". I assume this term may be referring to a lymphoma that has already spread a good deal before being diagnosed. Even so, these lymphomas are often treatable and can be cured in the majority of cases. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for b-cell lymphoma?

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Which one?: There are many types of b cell lymphomas. Hodgkin's vs non hodgkin's. The agressive lyphoma vs. Indolent lymphoma etc. The prognosis will depend on the type of lymphoma as well as other prognostic factors/biology of the cells. ...Read more

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Can I finsd information on large b cell lymphoma?

Try nci.nih.giv: The natinal cancer institute web site can provide avgreat desl of information fir both patients and professionals. ...Read more

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What is the rate of survival of a diffuse b-cell lymphoma?

It is quite good: These are fast growing lymphomas that respond well to modern chemotherapy. Your doctor can tell you what risk category you fall into based on your age and several aspects of your tumor which include it's stage at presentation. Outside of this, staying on time with chemotherapy and not having to reduce the intended dose lead to the highest cure rates. The majority of patients can be cured. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how a low grade b cell lymphoma(maltoma )affects a normal life of a young man?

Depends: Treatment depends on site (usually gastric) and whether there is an associated infection as underlying cause(H. Pylori in gastric). Treating infection can resolve lymphoma in some cases. Other isolated maltomas might be treated with radiation and resolve. Chemo is last choice. Prognosis can be very good. Talk to your oncologist. ...Read more

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Do diffused large b cell lymphoma patients show symptoms of mental abnormalities?

Do diffused large b cell lymphoma patients show symptoms of mental abnormalities?

Maybe: In general we don't think of diffuse large b cell lymphoma (dlbcl) effecting brain function. However, many patients tell us of symptoms of a "fog" like feeling either before treatment (disease-related?) or after ("chemobrain"). Reasons are likely multifactorial and can include stress, financial concerns, depression, and disease biology. This is being actively studied by a variety of groups. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for a 65 white male diagnosed with stage 2 b-cell lymphoma?

What is the prognosis for a 65 white male diagnosed with stage 2 b-cell lymphoma?

Need to know subtype: The prognosis for patients with lymphoma is highly dependent on the subtype of lymphoma which they have. For diffuse large b-cell lymphoma, the most common lymphoma in north america the prognosis for stage ii is excellent with a good chance of cure. For follicular lymphoma, the 2nd most common nodal lymphoma the prognosis is also quite good. ...Read more

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Is diffused b cell lymphoma genetic?

Not really: While there may be a genetic suscepibiltiy to developing lymphoma it is not truly a genetic disease. ...Read more

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What is b-cell lymphoma of the lungs?

Extranodal lymphoma: Lymphoma in the lungs may be in the lymph nodes (nodal) or in the lung parenchyma (lung tissue itself = extranodal = outside of lymph nodes). While theoretically any lymphoma may involve the lungs some more common ones might include - marginal zone lymphoma, primary mediastinal, effusion lymphoma, dlbcl... ...Read more

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Which is worse, b cell lymphoma or t cell lymphoma?

T-cell NHL: The prognosis for t-cell non-hodgkin's lymphoma (nhl) vs. B-cell nhl depends on multiple factors, but in general t-cell nhl has a worse prognosis. One reason is that b-cell, cd20+ nhl can be treated with the anti-cd20 monoclonal antibody Rituximab in addition to chemotherapy. We currently don't have such an effective, low toxicity antibody (biologic treatment) for t-cell nhl. ...Read more

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Treatment options for diffuse large b-cell lymphoma?

Treatment options for diffuse large b-cell lymphoma?

R-CHOP: The most common regimen is r-chop (rituximab, cytoxan, adriamycin, (doxorubicin) vincristine, prednisone). Other options are epoch-r, a clinical trial. There are several regimens, but the most common regimen is r-chop. It also varies on the stage of the disease. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How quick should treatment start for large b cell lymphoma?

How quick should treatment start for large b cell lymphoma?

As soon as possuble: This is usually a very cellular and rapidly expanding neoplasm. Treatment can ususlly result in rapid response but the patient must be monitored closely for development of tumor lysis syndrome. ...Read more

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Is a b cell lymphoma a particularly dangerous kind of cancer?

Is a b cell lymphoma a particularly dangerous kind of cancer?

It depends: Left untreated any malignancy is ultimately fatal. There are different types of b cell lymphomas with different treatments and prognoses. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate with large b cell lymphoma stage 4?

50%: However, there are numerous features about an individual lymphoma that point to worse or better survival for that individual. And survival is dependent on treatment as well; the use of the monoclonal antibody, rituximab, greatly impacts on survival. Finally, the medical community does not equate survival with cure, so we tend to talk about five year survival and ten year survival. ...Read more

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How quickly should treatment start for diffuse large b cell lymphoma?

Fairly quickly: This is a very fast growing disease which in most cases has already caused some damage before it is discovered. It is important to quickly stage the disease and then begin treatment. Your oncologist will know how much time can pass before you start treatment. Everyone is different in this respect and sometimes life's issues (graduations, weddings) can be worked around..And sometimes not. ...Read more

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Can agent orange cause diffuse large b cell lymphoma?

Can agent orange cause diffuse large b cell lymphoma?

No one knows: Certainly some other cancers have been linked but as far as i know there is no direct linkage. On the other hand, herbicides have had an association with lymphoma and myeloma and agent orange is a "super herbicide". It is always hard to show a direct linkage. ...Read more

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My grand father (79 years) has been diagnosised with diffuse large "b" cell lymphoma, high grade. Please tell me this is which stage.Thnks.

My grand father (79 years) has been diagnosised with diffuse large "b" cell lymphoma, high grade. Please tell me this is which stage.Thnks.

More information?: Stage depends on location for non-hodgkin's lymphoma. How many lymph node groups were involved, where exactly they were located. Your doctor should be able to tell you the stage. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson
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Lymphoma (Definition)

Lymphoma is a malignancy developing in the lymphocytes of lymph glands. They present as an enlarging node that continues to grow and then progress to adjacent nodes. Bx shows loss of architecture of the node. It results from a virus such as MMYV entering the Wnt 1 gene of the lymphocyte and followed by over expression of B ...Read more


Dr. Michael Thompson
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Lymphoma (Definition)

A malignancy that develops in the lymph glands that causes nodes ...Read more