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Do you know what causes lymphoma?

Do you know what causes lymphoma?

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.

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Dr. Michael Thompson
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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


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Please tell me what causes lymphoma?

Please tell me what causes lymphoma?

Probable virus: Many lymphomas are viral induced. This is one of the reasons for clustering of the disease. It is speculated that the MMTV virus enters to Wnt-1 gene of the lymphocyte to produce a protein known as B-catenin which stimulates and transforms the lymphocyte.

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What does lymphoma look like and causes?

What does lymphoma look like and causes?

Enlarged Lymph nodes: Lymphoma is a cance rof the lymph nodes, so it manifests as enlarged lymph nodes and many associated symptoms like persistent fever, fatigues and feeling poorly due to variable other symptoms like lack of appetite and sometimes weight loss.

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What kind of disease is lymphoma? What causes it?

What kind of disease is lymphoma? What causes it?

It is a cancer: Lymphoma is cancer arising in the lymph glands. Like most cancers, the cause of Lymphoma is unknown.

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What causes lymphoma of the brain?

What causes lymphoma of the brain?

Associations are: Not causes, but people with HIV seem to have disproportionate representation in primary CNS lymphoma. It is unlike lymphoma in many ways - not very responsive to radiotherapy. The key teatment is high dose Methotrexate today. No known cause, .

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Does lymphoma cause elevated ESR?

Does lymphoma cause elevated ESR?

Yes it may: High ESR is a response to inflammatory process in body due to various disease like Tuberculosis, Rheumatoid arthritis, endocarditis. List is long. In lymphoma like Hodgkin type higher esr is taken as poor prognosis. However esr is not a diagnostic method for these conditions ESR may be used as a crude method to see the response of treatment in Hodgkin lymphoma

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Can lymphoma cause constant belching?

Can lymphoma cause constant belching?

Possibly, but...: It's more likely that a medication related to treatment of lymphoma is causing constant belching. Anything that slows down the digestive system can cause belching. Lymphoma around the stomach or intestines can do that, but so can many chemotherapy drugs.

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Why does lymphoma cause ldh to increase?

Cell turn over: Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) is an enzyme that is in all our cells. Rapid cell turnover (a combination of proliferation and death) within lymphomas makes the LDH levels rise in the serum. LDH may also rise briefly after effective therapy, as the tumor cells lyse and release LDH. It should then fall as the number of tumor cells goes down.

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Do you know if lymphoma can cause high monocytes?

Possibly: Not common with most lymphomas, but can be seen with Hodgkin lymphoma. Is most commonly associated with chronic myologenous leukemia (cml) in the setting of hematolymphoid neoplasms. Not very specific though.

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Can lymphoma cause instead of reocurent fevers cause extremely low temps. Like 95.0?

Can lymphoma cause instead of reocurent fevers cause extremely low temps. Like 95.0?

Lymphoma: No, lymphoma is usually associated with fever technically sometimes described as pel-ebstein fever, .

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What are causes of primary bone lymphoma?

What are causes of primary bone lymphoma?

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.

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What causes an inhomogenous spleen in hodgkin lymphoma?

Spleen involvement: Spleen involvement from hodgkin's lymphoma can give you heterogeneous/inhomogenous appearance of the spleen in the ct scan. A pet scan will tell you whether this is involvement from hodgkin's lymphoma or rather from other causes.

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What causes an inhomogeneous spleen in hodgkin lymphoma?

Lymphoma vs. Other: The spleen in hl may be heterogeneous/inhomogeneous/non-uniform due to lymphoma involvement, spleen infarction (death) due to cancer death in the spleen, or infection, or "other". The radiologist may or may not be able to determine that and your oncologist might be able to say more about it with knowing the clinical history.

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My dad has lymphoma and is having trouble breathing. What could be the cause?

Call you oncologist: This can be a medical emergency. You need to call your oncologist now.

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Can untreated PID cause lymphoma?

In a word NO: While there are cases of solid tumors arising in a site of prior insult, ie "scar carcinomas" and the potential of lymphoma in areas of prior chronic inflammation, ie think this direct link would be a stretch.

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Would lymphoma cause high alk. Phos.?

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.

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What causes lymphoma. Is it caused from other cancers?

What causes lymphoma. Is it caused from other cancers?

Mostly unknown: A few lymphomas are caused by epstein barr virus infection, but in most cases, the cause is not known. Other cancers do not cause lymphomas.

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