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My dad;s cousin had non hodgkins lymphoma when she was in her 40's -- is it hereditary?

My dad;s cousin had non hodgkins lymphoma when she was in her 40's -- is it hereditary?

Probably not: We still do not know exact causes for NHL. There are many risk factors, such as infection, immunodef, etc. But, there is no evidence thus far that NHL is hereditary. ...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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Diagnosis. B.Cell non hodgkin, s lymphoma favor burkitt, s lymphoma. This us the result of biopsy taken during appendicectomy. D20 positive and tdt neg?

Diagnosis. B.Cell non hodgkin, s lymphoma favor burkitt, s lymphoma. This us the result of biopsy taken during appendicectomy. D20 positive and tdt neg?

CD20 is a B-Cell: Marker hence the assignment of a b-cell nhl. Tdt is an immunohistochemical stain used to classify blood cells. Burkitt's is a very aggressive process -- get started on a plan with a hematologist straight away. ...Read more

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Is Hodgkin's lymphoma hereditary?

Is Hodgkin's lymphoma hereditary?

Genetics of HL: There might be a genetic component of Hodgkins Lymphoma in close family members of a HL patient. It is seen about 3-5 times more often than expected in the general population. Younger Siblings of HL patients may have a risk up to 7 times more frequently. ...Read more

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What is the stages of hodgkin's lymphoma?

What is the stages of hodgkin's lymphoma?

Determined by site: Stage 1: involvement of a single lymph node region or single non-lymph node site stage 2: involvement of two or more lymph node regions on the same side of the diaphragm stage 3: involvement of lymph node regions on both sides of the diaphragm stage 4: significant or widespread involvement of non-lymph node sites. ...Read more

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Does hodgkin's lymphoma always require medication?

For indolent nodular: Lymphomas, "watch & wait" and treat for symptoms has been a successful strategy for many years. With rituxin so benign to use (but quite costly) some are urging to treat sooner. But some for sure can be watched and waited. ...Read more

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What drug is used to treat hodgkin's disease lymphoma?

ABVD: Adriamycin (doxorubicin) Bleomycin Vinbastine Dacarbazine The combination of the 4 ,all given every 2 weeks for 8 or 12 times depending on the stage of the cancer is the gold standard ...Read more

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How can one cure hodgkin's lymphoma with non-expensive medicine ?

How can one cure hodgkin's lymphoma with non-expensive medicine ?

Very difficult: The basic chemo drugs used to treat hodgkin lymphoma (adriamycin, bleomycin, vinblastine, dacarbazine) are old and cheap but the tests and infusion time with nurses and the md visits are expensive. On the other hand these drugs have a very high cure rate even for stage 4 patients. Using anything else would be unconscionable. ...Read more

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How long can you live once you successfully treat hodgkin's lymphoma?

How long can you live once you successfully treat hodgkin's lymphoma?

Normal life: Span. There are risks of recurrence, and late effects of treatment, but you can live as long as others in your family and friends. ...Read more

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If someone had Hodgkin's lymphoma at 25, what would be the typical symptoms?

Enlarged Nodes/Fever: Hodgkin lymphoma typically presents with an enlarged node in the neck or other common node bearing regions such as Mediastinum (Chest), abdomen and pelvic areas. Most patients develop persistent Fever sooner or later. There is often weight loss and night sweats. ...Read more

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What's the difference between hodgkin's disease lymphoma stage iiia1 and iiia2?

What's the difference between hodgkin's disease lymphoma stage iiia1 and iiia2?

It is immaterial: Stage-3 hodgkin disease is commonly divided just into 2 categories: 3a or 3b. No further division matters for prognosis or treatment, as far as i know. So do not complicate your life any more than it has to be! ...Read more

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What kind of examinations are usually done if you suspect for Hodgkin's Lymphoma?


What kind of examinations are usually done if you suspect for Hodgkin's Lymphoma?

Lymph node biopsy: Hi. Hodgkin's disease (HD) is usually confirmed or excluded on the basis of a lymph node biopsy. If HD is confirmed, further tests will be done for staging, which helps determine treatment and prognosis. Many cases of HD are curable. Good luck! ...Read more

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For hodgkin's disease lymphoma: what's the difference between stage iiia1 and iiia2?

Location: Stage iii means nodes on both sides of the diaphragm. Letter "a" means no lymphoma symptoms like weight loss, night fever or night sweats. The 1 or 2 means involvement of the spleen and upper abdominal nodes (1) or lower abdominal nodes (2). Treatment would be the same either way and as far as i recall, so should be the prognosis insofar as the patient gets adequate chemo. ...Read more

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How is hodgkins lymphoma diagnosed?

Biopsy: A core biopsy of the enlarged lymph gland/s or mass/lump would be needed to establish a diagnosis. Then further work-up would be needed-which include- a bone marrow biopsy, pet scan and ct scan for staging purposes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hodgkins lymphoma?

Mostly swollen nodes: Most patients will only have swollen painless lymph nodes, most commonly in the left neck, right neck, armpits and groin. More rarely patients will have fevers, drenching night sweats and weight loss. More rarely patients will have pain in their lymph nodes after drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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How to attain screened for hodgkin's lymphoma?

How to attain screened for hodgkin's lymphoma?

Biopsy: The presence of enlarging nodes is frequently related to lymphoms characterized as hodgkins and non hodgkins. This is a histologic diagnosis. In screening for hodgkins as with other lymphosa, scans and pet?Cat frequently employed to stage the hodgkins in order to determine the therapy to be used. ...Read more

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Mantle cell lymphoma - is that like a hodgkin's?

Mantle cell lymphoma - is that like a hodgkin's?

Non hodgkin's: Mantle cell lymphoma is a subset of non hodgkin's lymphoma. Under microscope, it looks like clusters of small size of lymphoid cells mimicking appearance of indolent/slow-progressing lymphoma, however it behaves like an agressive lymphoma. The treatment would be combinations of chemotherapies plus biological therapy. ...Read more

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Looking out for hodgkin's lymphoma support group?

LLS: One place to start would be with your local leukemia and lymphoma society. They are at www.Lls.Org good luck. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of hodgkin's lymphoma?

Classic b symptoms: Are fever, sweats, weight loss ...Itching now not considered one, but happens. Can produce painless large nodes in usual locations, neck, armpit groin, or produce crowding symptoms in chest or belly. ...Read more

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What are the chances of dying from hodgkins lymphoma?

Low: Hodgkin's lymphoma is treatable and curable disease in majority cases. With the treatment that we have for hodgkin's lymphoma , if treated appropriately, the risk for dying from hodgkin's lymphoma is low- approximately about 1 in 400 will have hodgkin's lymphoma 1:2000 will die from it. Off course, the prognosis will depend on the stage, and biology of the cancer as well as overall condition of pt. ...Read more

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Might it be that a person die from hodgkins lymphoma?

Yes: In short, yes. Hodgkins lymphomas as a rule are very treatable and often curable but some can behave very aggressively and cause death despite best available therapy. An oncologist can go over this in detail after gathering all the clinical data. Best to you. ...Read more