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Can Lymphoma Spread To The Lungs
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
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
Sure: I had a patient who had three different cancers at the same time. ...Read more
What does this mean I had lymphoma twice already FINDINGS: Lungs: The previously noted 5 mm right upper lobe nodule is unchanged in size. (3:24)?
5 mm is small. What is the time interval between the scans? If it has been stable for about 2 years, it's benign.
My father 93 years old has liquid in lungs. He has long years of lymphoma that not buther him and he recovered from TB a year ago. What could be done?
Possibilities: Fluid in the lungs can be due to a heart problem, but can also be due to lymphoma. If the fluid is around the lungs, called a pleural effusion, the fluid can be removed to help your father feel better, and to analyze the reason the fluid is accumulating. If it is in the lungs, other tests may be able to be done to determine the cause. ...Read more
Both my uncle&my dad had lung cancer&lymphoma at the same time is this rare&could it be genetic? Many males have died from same for generations back!
Many genetic predispositions exist that we can't identify.
However, lung cancer and leukemia together is unusual and suggests an environmental exposure. Were the victims smokers? Any specific occupation (i.e. Miners or coal workers or other?) i'd be much bore suspicious that your dad and his brother were exposed to something that led to the diseases. ...Read more
Is it possible to have lymphoma & lung cancer at the same time? Are diseases related? Would severe, painful swelling of foot, ankle, & leg be a symptom?
Had hodgkins lymphoma 5 years ago just recently started feeling bad. Just had CT scan of my lungs where they found some lymph nodes. Is it possibl e the cancer has come back.?
Painful swelling in ankle&leg. Docs think lymphoma, x-ray also found lump on lung. Will biopsy to confirm cancer-How to manage painful severe swelling?
Severe painful swelling in foot&ankle-doctors indicate may be lymphoma-X-ray found lump on lung-appt for biopsy in 2 weeks-how to ease pain/swelling?
Not lymphoma: Painful swelling in foot ankle frequently from trauma. A torn ligament will cause severe symptoms and foot boot to prevent motion helps. Swelling reduced by elevation of foot and site of tenderness, if found should be infiltrated with lidocaine plus kenalog (triamcinolone) (40). Lymphoma develops in lymph nodes which are not prominent in ankle/foot. Lung lesion needs bx. ...Read more
Lung cancer or lymphoma? I'm 22 nonsmoker, play soccer, lift weights. Recently I have developed a shortness of breath & pain after a bout w/ typhoid.
Face feels swollen but isn't, shortness of breath, shoulder pressure points, some fatigue. Afraid of a lung or lymphoma type cancer. Age 22 non smoker?
Get eval: At 22yo unless you have some family history there would not be a high probability or cancer or lymphoma, and it is good you do not smoke. Get an evaluation by the doc and get your fears alleviated and at the same time get treated for what is causing you to be short of breath, etc. ...Read more
My mother had a recent CT scan, it showed 3 lung nodules, 4mm 6mm & 9mm she is 77yrs has had a cva 2yrs ago, history of lymphoma, & ex smoker. Cancer?
Usually not: Usually lymphoma presents with fever, enlarged lymph nodes, weight loss and abnormal white blood cells on a complete blood count. I would see your doctor to do a physical exam if you are having chest pain - there are many causes of chest pain, some less dangerous than others, but it warrants an exam to be on the safe side. ...Read more
It depends...: It depends on the area covered by the x-ray and on how enlarged the lymph nodes are. A chest x-ray would probably show significant lymph node enlargement that may be suspicious for lymphoma in the mediastinal area (inside the chest cavity) and possibly in the supraclavicular (above the collarbone), lower cervical (neck), and axillary (armpit) regions. Inguinal (groin) lymph nodes would not show. ...Read more
Multiple possible: Symptoms of lymphoma in the chest include: shortness of breath, pain, swelling in the arms, face, or neck, lumps in the neck, supraclavicular area, or armpits. Symptoms of lymphoma in general are called "b symptoms": drenching night sweats, unexplained fevers, more than 10% weight loss (unexplained) in less than 6 months. ...Read more
Chest pain: What treatment chemo or radiation? If it is radiation that you had for the chest you may have some scarring of lung may cause shortness of breath and chest pain. You may have to address this problem with your oncologist if related to therapy, if not you should see a cardiologist to rule out heart problems. ...Read more
Unlikely: What you described is not a presentation of lymphoma. you may have muskuloskeletal problem on that spot where you press. It could be an inflammation of the rib cage called costochondritis, or other inflammation on the soft tissue etc, or others. Stop pressing the spot. If you are worried, go to see your MD. You can take NSAIDS-like tylenol, (acetaminophen) ibuprofen etc- if the pain is significant. ...Read more
Why are you asking?: It may or may not. More likely it will not. It is very important to obtain a detailed and long history and physical to evaluate, by an experienced MD. An isolated CXR is almost meaningless in context! Some experts have recently talked about yearly total body MRI. But unprovent AND DOES NOT REPLACE AN EXAM by an experienced doc, as opposed to a hospital employed money sucker. ...Read more
Lymphoma Staging: A diagnosis of lymphoma is usually made by obtaining a sample of lymph nodes that is easily accessible by a surgeon. If there is not easilly accessible lymph node to biopsy because of their deeper location, needle aspiration biopsy may be done. Cat (computed axial tomography) scans with or without pet (positron emission tomography) scans rather than MRI are generally used in finding these nodes. ...Read more
Went thru rchop 4-5 months ago (skin lymphoma) noticed lately a little fluttering in chest not painful.?
I get pains in my chest below sternum I was scared of lymphoma but chest xray and bloods are normal? What could it be
? regurgitation: You could be having some reflux symptoms, or even gallbladder symptoms. See if you can pinpoint any activity or food that contributes to your symptoms. Keep a food diary. If you can see a pattern, discuss it with your doctor. Unlikely you have heart disease, but it's not unthinkable. Good luck. ...Read more
What are the symptoms when lymphoma affects thymus gland? Can chest pain be the only symptom of lymphoma?
May or may not be sx: Lymphoma will produce a sizable mass which will grow and become obvious before any other symptoms might appear. If the Chest CT Scan is normal, then I doubt there is any lymphoma in the Thymus/chest. Chest pain is a nonspecific symptom which can be caused by many many different reason, some obvious, others not so obvious. ...Read more
Would a cardiac MRI also be able to visualise any abnormalities in the upper chest area, such as lymphoma???
Possibly: But since it is specifically tailored for the purpose of looking at the heart, it may not be optimal for evaluating other structures in and around the chest. ...Read more
Results of PET Scan "initial staging of lymphoma" and "extensive adenophy in the neck, chest and abdomen" how serious is this?
Abnormal PET scan: It would help if we have the results of a node or marrow biopsy. Not all adenopathy is malignant. ...Read more
Not sure what you...: ...mean but if you are asking if the radiation exposure from just one CT scan is enough to cause cancer, I think that would be exceedingly unlikely. There are inherited traits that lead to increased cancer risk with radiation exposure but even then it would be a very rare occurrence. Cannot say it is impossible, though. That is why scans have to be ordered when truly necessary, not capriciously. ...Read more
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