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Could having leukopenia lead to hodgkin disease or any other type of cancers?

Could having leukopenia lead to hodgkin disease or any other type of cancers?

YES: Leukopenia means low white cell count. It can be associated with various things, which can include: infection (eg., cold/ flu, typhoid, hiv, aids, malaria, tuberculosis, etc), aplastic anemia, cancer (eg, hogkin's lymphoma, leukemia, myelofibrosis, etc.), metabolic deficiencies (eg, copper, zinc and folate (folic acid) deficiencies), or treatment-related (eg, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, etc). ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What to do if I have lymphoma or hodgkin disease or colon cancer help?

What to do if I have lymphoma or hodgkin disease or colon cancer help?

Oncologist: Once a diagnosis is made, you would most likely be referred to an oncologist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My Mom is suffering from hodgkins disease. Recently she is diagnosed with jaundice level 20 as the cancer nodes are pressing the liver. Pls help.

My Mom is suffering from hodgkins disease. Recently she is diagnosed with jaundice level 20 as the cancer nodes are pressing the liver. Pls help.

Hodgkins Lymphoma: is VERY responsive to Radiation.....your Mom's Oncologist KNOWS this and can TREAT your Mom's jaundice....Hope she feels better ..and that you can worry less... Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Can you tell me about non-hodgkins lymphoma cancer--b type?

Can you tell me about non-hodgkins lymphoma cancer--b type?

NHL (Non Hodgkin's: Lymphoma) is a broad category of lymphomas (anything other than Hodgkin's). They are further classified by the malignant cell type (B or T cell); microscopic appearance (e.g. diffuse large cell, follicular, etc); and by gene mutation profiles. "Staging" (1-4) refers to how widespread the disease is, and is modified as "B" if the patients has systemic symptoms (fever, night sweats, weight loss). ...Read more

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My dad has large diffuse b cell type non hodgkins lymphoma stage 3b.Will he be fine? Its very hard to believe he has cancer.Am i going to lose him?

My dad has large diffuse b cell type non hodgkins lymphoma stage 3b.Will he be fine? Its very hard to believe he has cancer.Am i going to lose him?

Maybe: I'm sorry about your dad. If you have doubts, have a couple of pathologists review the biopsy. Very often this is asympatomatic. Maybe 70% overall get a cure. I am glad he has you during this difficult time. ...Read more

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What's the outlook for someone with hodgkins lymphoma cancer stage 4?

What's the outlook for someone with hodgkins lymphoma cancer stage 4?

Can be cured: I want you to know that Stage IV Hodgkin is unlike other stage IV cancers -- it is often cured. Please be sure to keep appointments, follow oncologist's recommendations. ...Read more

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Hodgkin lymphoma cancer--is it fatal?

Hodgkin lymphoma cancer--is it fatal?

Can be: Early statges of hodkin lymphoma are often curable. The prognosis depends on the type of disease and how widespread it may be at the time of diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Diede
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Hodgkin Disease (Definition)

It is a malignant (cancerous) proliferation of lymphocytes with unique biological, prognostic and diagnostic features. It involves mostly lymph nodes and it may be treated and cured with the use of chemotherapy, radiation or a combination of both. It is considered a lymphoma with excellent long term prognosis ...Read more


Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Leukopenia (Definition)

This term is generic for any low total ...Read more