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Doctor insights on: Final Stages Of Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma

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What is non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

What is non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

Lymph system cancer: Nhl is a large group of related cancers which originate in the lymph tissues of the body. These cells normally help fight infection but become cancerous and grow out of control. They may stay in the lymph nodes or also be found in any part of the body or organs. Some grow slowly (indolent) while others are more aggressive. You doctor will run a series of test to stage and type the lymphoma. ...Read more

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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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How is non-hodgkin's lymphoma diagnosed?

How is non-hodgkin's lymphoma diagnosed?

Scans and biopsy: Patients may have a lump (s) or feel quite ill with fever, night sweats, weight loss and/or anemia which brings them in to the ED or md. Many times blood tests and scans/x-rays are done which lead to a suspicion of lymphoma. A biopsy is required to prove that indeed the patient has lymphoma and also to tell exactly what type of lymphoma they have. ...Read more

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What are the tests for non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

What are the tests for non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

Non-Hodgkin's test: Although a diagnosis of non-hodgkin's lymphoma can be suspected by certain lab results (ldh, spep, cbc, beta-2 microglobulin), there is no way to diagnose it without doing a biopsy (of a lymph gland or the bone marrow or the affected organ). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

None or Many: Swollen glands
fever
sweats
weight loss
pain
alcohol intolerance
rash
shortness of breath
fatigue
swelling
headache
itching
assorted other symptoms depending on type, location, stage, organ involvement, etc/. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

What can you tell me about non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

Its cancer of Lymph: Lymphoma is a Cancer arising from the lymph glands. There are several subtypes. Ask your oncologist more about it. Tell us if you or a family member is affected by Lymphoma and what is being done in terms of treatment.?? A majority of lymphomas can be cured when treated with modern treatments. ...Read more

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What symptoms usually go along with non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

Systemic and local: Non hodgkins lymphoma may cause systemic symptoms such as weight loss, fever, night sweats and itchiness. Locally, it can present as a lump or sweling in the head and neck, groin or any lymph node area. If it's large, it can obstruct passage ways such as esophagus, intestines, ureter or blood vessels. If it involves the chest, it may give symptoms of cough, shortness of breath or pain. ...Read more

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If I have non-hodgkin's lymphoma, how often do I need checkups?

Indefinitely: If you have completed your treatment and you are in remission, it is recommended that your are seen by an oncologist every 3-6 months for 5 years, and annually thereafter (2012 nccn guidelines). http://www. Nccn. Org/professionals/physician_gls/pdf/nhl. Pdf. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

Usually swollen node: Nhl is a malignancy of the lymphatic system and can present anywhere in the body. There are over 50 subtypes of nhl depending on which organ in involves. Typically, it presents as enlarged lymph nodes and can be associated with other symptoms including fevers, weight loss, itching, shortness of breath. It is diagnosed by removal of a lymph node that is then assigned to the subtype. ...Read more

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Differentiate between hodgkin's lymphoma and non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

Reed-Sternberg: Cell, usual logical predictable spread. Nhl may be cd-20+ & b-cell, less predictable, wide ranging prognosis, from chronic &
long to quite aggressive. Both treate with multi-aget chemo + rituxin in nhl. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how hodgkin's and non-hodgkin's lymphoma differ?

Can you please tell me how hodgkin's and non-hodgkin's lymphoma differ?

Two different cancer: These are 2 differnt types of lymph gland cancers and are treated differently and have different prognosis. Hodgkins disease is more often curable (90%) than non-hodgkin lymphoma (about 60% curable). ...Read more

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What is the difference between hodgkin's disease and non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

What is the difference between hodgkin's disease and non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

A lot: Both hodgkin lymphoma (formerly known as hodgkin's disease) and non-hodgkin lymphoma (also known as non-hodgkin's lymphoma) are lymphomas, a type of cancer that originates in a subset of white blood cells called lymphocytes. Lymphocytes are an important part of your immune system. The main difference between hodgkin and non-hodgkin lymphoma is in the specific lymphocyte each involves. ...Read more

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What's the difference between Hodgkin's lymphoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?

Different lymphomas: There are around 30 different types of lymphoma distinguished by how they look under the microscope, the proteins they bear on their cell surface, and the gene mutations that caused the problem to begin with. The type of treatment varies a lot between the different types and is too complicated to cover here. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America website will be your best bet for more details. ...Read more

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My grandma has non hodgkin's lymphoma, is it predicted to me to have lymphoma in the future?

NO IT DOES NOT!: Having a family member with non-hodgkin's lymphoma (nhl) may only put you at a slightly increased risk of getting it yourself. But most people who get nhl don't have a relative who has had it, so it isn't a major risk factor. Here are some of the other possible risk factors:
1. Immune system deficiency
2. Automimmune disease
3. Exposure to certain chemicals or radiation
5. Certain infections. ...Read more

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Which is the scientific name for non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

Non Hodgkins lymphom: I know that our does not sound very scientific, but that is the scientific name. There are, however, numerous sub categories of non hodgkins lymphoma. These categories keep changing, though. ...Read more

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What is Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma cancer B type?

Cell type: There are two major types of lymphocytes, T and B. Both can cause lymphoma. What you are referring to is a lymphoma of the B cell type. ...Read more

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How successful are treatments for non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

"Very": In general (generalizing 40+ lymphomas), nhl is very responsive to chemotherapy.
Refractory (non-responsive) nhl is bad.
Not all nhl is curable (eg follicular lymphoma), but even in those cases people often do well with continued treatments and/or maintenance therapy.
There are some very difficult/bad lymphomas such as ptcl and lymphomas can cause bad symptoms at diagnosis such as svc syndrome. ...Read more

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Is matulane (procarbazine) useful to non-hodgkin's lymphomas?

No: Only indication is for hodkin's disease, and even in that condition, where it is used as part of the "mopp" regimen, it has been replaced by other regimens. It may have slight activity in other lymphomas but there are now many other effective chemotherapeutic and biologic choices. ...Read more