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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 ...Read more

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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How often is Beta-2-micro albumin elevated in lymphoma??

How often is Beta-2-micro albumin elevated in lymphoma??

Beta-2 microglobulin: Is a protein found on the surface of many human cells, including white blood cells. Increased production or destruction of these cells causes B2M levels in the blood to increase. If it is elevated, and how much it is elevated, generally correlates with tumor cell load. Early, mild cases may not result in elevation of B2M; more advanced cases typically would--can't reliably estimate a percentage. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could my blood results mean lukiemia or lymphoma?

Please tell me, could my blood results mean lukiemia or lymphoma?

Hard to say...: Without knowing exactly what those results are, it is impossible to tell. Leukemia can be frequently diagnosed based on examination of the blood, lymphoma not so often. Please ask your physician to interpret the results of your blood tests for an adequate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Please help. I see my rheumy tuesday and I have all the symtoms of lymphoma. What can I do in the mean time?

Please help. I see my rheumy tuesday and I have all the symtoms of lymphoma. What can I do in the mean time?

Unless it is an emer: Unless you have some kind of emergency, you can wait till tuesday (? Next one). You cannot be sure that you have lymphoma, unless a doctor has examined you and confirmed it with a biopsy. There is no one typical symptom of a lymphoma. So you are unnecessarily worried, in my view. ...Read more

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I am getting chopr for lymphoma, dr told me blood counts low, may have to postpone. What does this mean and how can I get counts up by tomorrow?

I am getting chopr for lymphoma, dr told me blood counts low, may have to postpone. What does this mean and how can I get counts up by tomorrow?

See below...: Chemotherapy effects the bone marrow which produces blood cells. It kills the lymphoma cells, but also affects other cells which are rapidly dividing. The bone marrow has rapidly dividing cells that provide the body with the cells necessary in your blood. The chemotherapy suppresses the cell division in the marrow, and the blood count will drop. ...Read more

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Is copper typically elevated in lymphoma?

Is copper typically elevated in lymphoma?

Yes: Serum copper is typically elevated in non-responding or relapsing lymphoma patients, and in the normal range for those in remission. ...Read more

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Is interleukin 6 (IL-6) elevated in lymphoma?

Is interleukin 6 (IL-6) elevated in lymphoma?

IL6: IL6 is a blood marker of inflammation. It can be seen elevated in some cases of lymphoma or be elevated in other medical conditions not necessarily lymphoma. ...Read more

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Does bleeding the day after sex mean I could have lymphoma?

Does bleeding the day after sex mean I could have lymphoma?

Very unlikely: Lymphoma is not very common. There are many other more common reasons for bleeding. Please see your ob/gyn for a consultation. ...Read more

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Is beta-2-micro globulin typically elevated in lymphoma patients?

Is beta-2-micro globulin typically elevated in lymphoma patients?

A prognositic factor: Levels are incorporated into staging system for multiple myeloma. Higher levels in 75% cases can correlated with higher tumor burden. ...Read more

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What can they mean by a "5 year survival rate" for hodkins lymphoma?

Means Chance of surv: 5-year survival is common parameter used to indicate the chances of being alive 5 years later (after treatment). It usually means that person is cured of their cancer. This is a yard stick of control rates/successes of the treatments currently used. For hodgkin disease there is a high cure rate (>80%)at 5 years and beyond! ...Read more

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Is Interleukin IL-6 typically elevated with advanced stage lymphoma???

Is Interleukin IL-6 typically elevated with advanced stage lymphoma???

Lymphoma: If you have advanced stage lymphoma, the IL-6 level will not make or break the diagnosis. IL-6 is an inflammatory cytokine and anything from infection to arthritis can increase levels. ...Read more

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If a lymph node (about 0.7 cm) doesn't become bigger in size for 1 year Is that mean it is not lymphoma?

Why worry about it?: Lymph nodes are normally present in all of us. Unless a node is growing in size and grows bigger than one centimeter, it is considered normal. Simply stop checking it unless it is painful or getting bigger on a once monthly check that you can do yourself. ...Read more

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My 1, 25 hydroxy d3 and dehydroxy are 91 pg/ ml what does that mean? I'm very scared there are scary things online saying its lymphoma or something

My 1, 25 hydroxy d3 and dehydroxy are 91 pg/ ml what does that mean? I'm very scared there are scary things online saying its lymphoma or something

NOT TO WORRY!: This is an enzyme which converts Vitamin D from it's inactive to its active form and is found in many tissues including the kidney.
More important is WHY was this test oredered? Do you have osteoporosis?? Your age is not given. Ask again or request a Health Tap Prime consultation!
Hope this is helpful!
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My oncologist is worried that I may have an indolent lymphoma. What does that mean? What can I do?

Oncologist?: Lymphomas can be very slow-growing, or indolent. I can't really answer your question without more information. Why, at age 33, do you have an oncologist? And why is there concern about a possible indolent lymphoma? ...Read more

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If blood tests come back normal, does that mean you don't have lymphoma? How is lymphoma truly diagnosed?

Lymphoma.: Lymphomas are a diverse group of diseases. Usually diagnosed by clinical suspicion followed by confirmatory labs and imaging. Normal labs do not rule out the disease but if there is nothing to suggest the disease then normal labs almost certainly excludes it. If there is a nodule or suspicious lesion a biopsy is in order. ...Read more

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How does pet scans work when detecting possible lymphoma? Does "hot spots" mean malignancy?

How does pet scans work when detecting possible lymphoma? Does "hot spots" mean malignancy?

No: A hot spot means an area of increased sugar utilization. Can be inflammatory, infectious or malignant. ...Read more

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Is the diagnosis for Follicular Lymphoma in situ mean I actually have this cancer or could it possibly mean several different things?

Maybe lymphoma: Another way to say this is transformation of the germinal centers which is a pre-lymphoma which can lead to follicular lymphoma which are an indolent low-grade tumors. I don't know any treatment or particular diet you can do to treat this at this stage you just have to wait and follow the lymph node size and be ready for another biopsy. ...Read more

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My Hemoglobin level was 11.3 and my hematocrit was 34.6 everything else was normal my question is does this mean I have lymphoma I'm so scared?

Borderline: These values are borderline low but are not unusual in menstruating females who may be low in iron stores. Unless these levels have dropped significantly from several months ago, I would simply start taking daily iron to make up for monthly blood loss. However your physician is best to advise you about this and when to take another blood count. Not lymphoma. ...Read more

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A cyst on supraclavicular fossa, has lasted over 2 months and got bigger, not hard, but is noticed. 7.5*3.4 measure. Location, size means lymphoma?

A cyst on supraclavicular fossa, has lasted over 2 months and got bigger, not hard, but is noticed. 7.5*3.4 measure. Location, size means lymphoma?

Not always: You need to go to the doctor to get checked. You may need an ultrasound and a biopsy to determine the nature of the cyst which could be benign or could be lymphoma. Usually lymphoma is associated with other symptoms. Go to a doctor asap though. ...Read more

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What it's mean if you have few border line lymph node in cervical ultrasound and what test need to be done to make sure it's not lymphoma?

What it's mean if you have few border line lymph node in cervical ultrasound and what test need to be done to make sure it's not lymphoma?

Lymph nodes: Lymphadenopathy without an obvious cause after the history and physical examination presents a diagnostic dilemma. The cause of lymphadenopathy is often obvious after a complete history and physical exam done by a physician. A biopsy is rarely needed. The upper limit in size of a normal cervical lymph node is 10-15 mm. ...Read more

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Are CRP levels sometimes elevated in lymphoma? If so, are they usually mildly elevated or very elevated? Also, are lymphocytes typically elevated?

It depends...: CRP may be elevated in association with many clinical situations including infections, inflammatory states, or various cancers including lymphoma. The increase is variable. Lymphoma is usually confined to tissues but sometimes lymphoma cells can circulate in the blood resulting in an increased lymphocyte count; however, this is not typical for lymphoma, but rather for leukemia. ...Read more

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What are signs / symptoms we should expect as death approaches due to terminal cancer (lymphoma) what does fuzzy sight n burning feeling in face mean?

Seems like cns: Depending on where in the body the lymphoma is located and affectingly things can occur. If the bone marrow is affected then blood counts and immune system will suffer. If brain or spine are affected headaches, vision issues, fatigue can all occur. If other organs r involved like liver or lungs then digestion or breathing can be issue. Mostly extreme fatigue, infection, organ failure are at end. ...Read more

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If a lymph node is the size of golf ball or a tad bit smaller in the groin, does that mean it's lymphoma? '

If a lymph node is the size of golf ball or a tad bit smaller in the groin, does that mean it's lymphoma? '

Enlarged node: I would not jump to that conclusion. This does need evaluation. Biopsy, imaging, blood tests, physical examination and history are used to make that type of diagnosis. ...Read more

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My ldh range is 370 lab normal range is <480 by month ago it was 240 is it mean lymphoma cancer? Can eltroxen 200 increase ldh

Normal range: Variations of a non-specific laboratory value within normal range doesn't mean anything. I don't know about eltroxen, but it is irrelevant. The lab is in normal range. An increase (in or out of normal range) of ldh is not specific for a diagnosis of lymphoma (or any other disease). ...Read more

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What does this mean I had lymphoma twice already FINDINGS: Lungs: The previously noted 5 mm right upper lobe nodule is unchanged in size. (3:24)?

What does this mean I had lymphoma twice already FINDINGS: Lungs: The previously noted 5 mm right upper lobe nodule is unchanged in size. (3:24)?

More info: 5 mm is small. What is the time interval between the scans? If it has been stable for about 2 years, it's benign.

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Does bone pain with lymphoma mean that the cancer spread to the bone marrow?

Does bone pain with lymphoma mean that the cancer spread to the bone marrow?

No: Many causes for bone pain. Could be related to high uric acid. May be from ancillary medication (Neupogen or neulasta) or many other possibilities. ...Read more