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Causes Of Gastric Lymphoma
Gastric lymphoma: There are 2 main types of gastric lymphoma: malt and diffuse large b cell (and a few other more minor types). The treatment for these can be very different so i can't tell you any more without knowing the type you are referring to. The leukemia and lymphoma society of america website has very good patient brochures discussing the different types of lymphoma and the side effects of chemotherapy. ...Read more
Dr wrote 3 mo scrip for nexium (esomeprazole). Is that considered "chronic" use that could lead to gastric lymphoma?
Nexium (esomeprazole): I can remember when people use to worry about these things when the medication first came out. There as been so much use now that we know there is little to worry about and it is common use to give people 3months at a time on their medications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not typically: Gastric malt lymphoma is usually characterized by being localized to the stomach alone. The back of the tongue is a part of another lymphatic region known as waldeyer's ring and people can develop lymphoma there, but swollen tastebuds is not a common appearance for lymphoma. So they are not guaranteed to be related. If you have a gastric malt and are suspicious, see an ent. ...Read more
Like other cancers..: lymphoma arises from an unlucky combination of genetic mutations in lymphoid cells during our lifetime. Risk factors include exposure to toxins, family history, or a severe immune suppression (e.g. HIV). Most often, the proximal cause can not be determined, and is mostly just bad luck, since our body is naturally subjected to millions of genetic mutations over our lifetime. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is not specific f: High alk. Phos can be caused by any/many liver disorders from any cause including hepatitis, obstruction of the bile due to stone or tumor. Lymphoma itself hs little to do with alk. Phos but it can certainly infilterate into the liver or cause bile duct compression due to enlarged lymph nodes in the porta hepatis area of th eliver and thus could, indirectly cause high alk phos levels in the blood. ...Read more
Viral: It appears that lymphoma, especially in bone marrow arises from viral transfection of the Wnt-1 gene. This occurs in 3 systems, that is the invasion of the MMTV virus into the cells of the milk duct of the breast, the cells of the prostate and the lymphocyte. The Wnt-1 gene then turns on overexpression of B catenin which leads to the transformation to malignancy. ...Read more
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