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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)

Lymphoma is cancer of the lymph system, which is an infection fighting collection of nodes of lymph tissue populated by white blood cells and ducts that drain excess fluid. The system ...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 ?

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?

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