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What is b-cell lymphoma of the lungs?

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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Lung (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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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!

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!

Unknown: 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

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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?

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?

Yes: It is definitely possible, however it is more likely that if someone has lymphoma and a mass is found in the lung that it is a lesion from the lymphoma rather than a true " lung cancer". But both are possible. Biopsy would surely differentiate between the two. ...Read more

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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.?

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.?

Yes: It is somewhat rare for hotchkins lymphoma to recur five years after initial treatment. If the lymphoma was originally in the mediastinum (the center of the chest) it could recur in the lungs or the lymph nodes there again. A biopsy must be performed. Sorry. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Compression : You need a venous duplex ultrasound of legs to assess for dvt. But beyond this diagnosis, compression hose are best to assist with leg oedema. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Probably neither: I would be extremely surprised if this was lung cancer and moderately surprised if it was Hodgkin's. It's a little early for you to be assigning yourself something deadly. My first concern in your case is a viral myocarditis. Get seen. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Probably not cancer: But best to talk with your doctor about the possibility of a ct guided biopsy by an interventional radiologist. A thin needle is passed into the nodule most easily reached and a sample is obtained for pathology. A biopsy is the only way to know for sure. ...Read more

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Does a pain in the chest represent lymphoma?

Does a pain in the chest represent lymphoma?

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

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Would a chest xray show lymphoma?

Would a chest xray show lymphoma?

Many cases, not all: Lymphoma (Hodgkins and non Hodgkins) can manifest itself in chest by involving lymph nodes in mediastinum. Not all patients with lymphoma have chest involvement. Sometimes nasopharynx, neck, bone, spleen etc can be involved without inclusion of chest. There are usually accompanying symptoms such as swelling, fevers, chills,unexplained weight loss, night sweats and lack of energy. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are chest syptoms with lymphoma?

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

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Chest pain after the treatment of lymphoma. Why now?

Chest pain after the treatment of lymphoma. Why now?

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

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ISevere pain in right side of my chest while pressing it with thumb? Could it be lymphoma?

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

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Would a chest X-Ray show lymphoma in the chest area??

Would a chest X-Ray show lymphoma in the chest area??

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

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What details can chest MRI show if you're looking for lymphoma?

What details can chest MRI show if you're looking for lymphoma?

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

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Lymphoma (Definition)

A malignancy developing in the lymphocytes of lymph glands. They present as an enlarging node that continues to grow and then ...Read more