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Doctor insights on: Diffused Lymphoma Patients Symptoms Abnormalities

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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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Dr. Michael Thompson
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Lymphoma (Definition)

Lymphoma is cancer of the lymph system, which is an infection fighting collection of nodes of lymph tissue populated by white blood cells and ducts that drain excess fluid. The system ...Read more


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Do b symptoms eventually develop in lymphoma? Are there stage 4 patients with no b symptoms?

Do b symptoms eventually develop in lymphoma? Are there stage 4 patients with no b symptoms?

B Symptoms: B symptoms are any combination of persistent fevers, drenching night sweats/chills, or significant weight loss. Not all lymphoma patients get them. Not even all stage IV lymphoma patients get them. Patients without b symptoms and stage IV disease are staged as having stage iva disease. ...Read more

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What is the best way to recover from low WBC after chemotherapy (r-cvp for stage 2 diffuse large b-cell lymphoma) for a very elderly (85y) patient?

What is the best way to recover from low WBC after chemotherapy (r-cvp for stage 2 diffuse large b-cell lymphoma) for a very elderly (85y) patient?

It depends.: R-cvp is a relatively milder regimen and therefore it does not usually result in very low wbcs. In general, modest decrease in WBC is expected and is not associated with higher risk for infections unless WBC become very low with neutrophil count below 500. If this is the case, you doctor may decide to use a growth factor given after chemotherapy to stimulate your bone marrow to produced wbcs. ...Read more

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If a patient is in critical condition with lymphoma, can it be treated?

If a patient is in critical condition with lymphoma, can it be treated?

Lymphoma treatment: I am assuming by treatment you are referring to chemotherapy. Usually we would like one to be relatively healthy other than the tumor itself, before administering chemotherapy . Therefore in answer to your question, probably not a good idea. ...Read more

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How long can t cell lymphoma patients live?

Many types : There are many types of t cell lymphoma. Some types are very slow growing, treatable but not curable..Patients can live for decades. Other types are much more aggressive. Some are highly treatable and even can be cured while others are quite difficult to get into remission. ...Read more

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Average life span for patients with mantle cell lymphoma?

Stage ?: Depends on stage. There are two subsets of mantle cell nhl. One is an indolent subset in which 5 yr survival approaches 70-80%. The othe more aggressive subset has a prognosis of only 50/50 at three years. But stage also matters. ...Read more

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Is ldh always high with lymphoma patients? Any other tests (blood tests)

Is ldh always high with lymphoma patients?  Any other tests (blood tests)

No: Ldh may be high in lymphoma, but may not be. There are many laboratory and other tests used in the initial staging and prognostic testing for lymphoma. Also some tests are used before initial treatment because of concern of viral reactivation -- eg hiv, hepatitis studies. ...Read more

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