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Elevated Ld Mean Lymphoma Relapse
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
Dr Z ...Read more
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
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
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
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?
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
What does "we found traces of b cell lymphoma in your tumor" mean? I'm scheduled for another biopsy, but I'm confused with the word "trace".
Me too: This isn't standard terminology. Insist on seeing the pathology report and having it explained. ...Read more
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
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
If a lymph node is the size of golf ball or a tad bit smaller in the groin, does that mean it's lymphoma? '
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
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)?
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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