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Is hodgkin's disease curable?

Is hodgkin's disease curable?

Yes: Hodgkin's disease is a type of lymphoma. This cancer of the lymph nodes is very curable and is sensitive to chemotherapy and radiation. We use different combinations of treatment depending on the stage of the cancer. Occasionally after treatment there can be recurrences and more aggressive treatment is needed. Some people still die of the disease but over the decades cure is more likely. ...Read more

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Is non-hodgkin lymphoma curable?

Is non-hodgkin lymphoma curable?

Depends: There are 3 basic types: low grade, intermediate, and high grade lymphoma. Intermediate and high grade are potentially curable because they are replicating rapidly. Low grade lymphomas are not curable because typically replicating slowly. Low grade are only treated when needed. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How is hodgkin's disease diagnosed?

How is hodgkin's disease diagnosed?

Complex: Cancers, in general, are definitively diagnosed by biopsy (cutting out tissue and examining cells under a microscope). They also usually have distinct patterns of where they arise and spread. Hodgkin's disease, a cancer of lymph cells, may cause enlarged lymph nodes, with lumps in the neck, underarms, groin. Enlarged nodes, liver, or spleen may also be seen on chest x-rays and abdominal ct scans. ...Read more

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How is hodgkins lymphoma diagnosed?

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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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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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Is nonhodgkins lymphoma cureable?

Is nonhodgkins lymphoma cureable?

Cancer.Net info: Depends on type, stage, patient characteristics. There is no one answer. More information is needed. A comprehensive and trusted overview of non-hodgkin lymphoma (nhl) is here: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/lymphoma-non-hodgkin treatment info: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/lymphoma-non-hodgkin/treatment. ...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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Is hodgkins lymphoma fatal?

Is hodgkins lymphoma fatal?

Could be: Hd can cause death but you need to know it is one of the most treatable and curable malignancies at present. Chemo and radiation can be very effective against it. ...Read more

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Lymn disease symptoms?

Early vs late: Early symptoms of lymes (right after bite) can include a specific rash at the site of the bite, fatigue, headache, muscle and joint pain, fever, and swollen glands. One can also have neurological changes, eye concerns, and even heart concerns. Later symptoms usually include joint pain, neurological changes, and chronic skin changes. ...Read more

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What is hodgkin's disease?

What is hodgkin's disease?

A cancer: The short answer is a cancer of the lympoma group that spreads through the lymphatic system. Hodgkins lymphoma is probably the most curable and is identified by typical reed sternberg cells when the pathologist looks at a biopsy of one of the swollen lymph nodes. ...Read more

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What causes Hodgkin disease?

What causes Hodgkin disease?

Cause of Hodgkin's: Hodgkin's disease is of unclear etiology. A clone of B lymphocytes undergoes a genetic mutation(possibly caused by a virus) and begins to proliferate without control. The body's immune system reacts to these abnormal cells in the lymph nodes and causes the nodes to swell. The disease can also involve the spleen, liver, bone marrow, and other organs when advanced. The treatment is usually curative. ...Read more

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What causes hodgkin's disease?

What causes hodgkin's disease?

Hypothesis: Hodgkins cells are likely derived from germinal center b cells that have undergone mutations in the immunoglobulin variable chain. ...Read more

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How is hodgkin's disease treated?

How is hodgkin's disease treated?

Depends: Primarily with chemotherapy. There are several variables that predict a favorable profile. If favorable, chemotherapy alone is appropriate based on new data recently published in the new england journal of medicine. However, the guidelines suggest a combined approach with chemo and radiation. Also depends on age, sex, other comorbidities. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What cure is for hodgkin lymphoma?

While treatment: His highly successful, perhaps >90%, it is dependent on stage, bulk, cell type, age, and b symptoms (fever, soaking sweats, weight loss). Multi agent chemotherapy may be sufficient, but intelligent field, lower dose radiotherapy is added to areas of bulk. Marrow/stem cell used at relapse. ...Read more

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Is lymphoma and leukemia curable?

Is lymphoma and leukemia curable?

Depends on which: kind is diagnosed and which stage it is diagnosed at. Their are multiple kinds of lymphoma and leukemia that can not be discussed in 400 characters. I will refer you to the following site for a good discussion www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/leukemia-lymphoma ...Read more

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Hodgkin lymphoma cancer--is it fatal?

Can be: Early statges of hodkin lymphoma are often curable. The prognosis depends on the type of disease and how widespread it may be at the time of diagnosis. ...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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How do hodgkin lymphoma and non hodgkin lymphoma differ?

Spread pattern: Primarily, hodgkins lymphoma teens to spread from one lymph node site to an adjacent site. Non hodgkins lymphoma is more likely to skip lymph node chains to spread distantly. This is why local radiation has historically be more important in the treatment of hodgkins than non hodgkins. ...Read more

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Biopsy done and report says"no definite evidence of lymphoma. Advised follow up to rule out hodgkins desease". Is it a problem?

Biopsy done and report says"no definite evidence of lymphoma. Advised follow up to rule out hodgkins desease". Is it a problem?

Maybe: What kind of biopsy was it? Most of the time a fine needle biopsy is performed but sometimes the entire lymph node needs to be removed to determine whether or not lymphoma could be a problem. Please follow up as instructed and i'll keep my fingers crossed! best wishes! ...Read more

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What is hodgkin's?

Type of lymphoma: There are two basic categories of lymphomas: hodgkin's lymphoma (also called hodgkin's disease) and non-hodgkin's lymphomas. The difference between these is in the specific lymphocytes involved. Hodgkin's lymphoma is marked by the presence of an abnormal lymphocyte called the reed-sternberg cell (or b lymphocyte). ...Read more

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What is hodgkin's disease?

A cancer: The short answer is a cancer of the lympoma group that spreads through the lymphatic system. Hodgkins lymphoma is probably the most curable and is identified by typical reed sternberg cells when the pathologist looks at a biopsy of one of the swollen lymph nodes. ...Read more

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How to get hodgkin's disease?

How to get hodgkin's disease?

Dumb luck: To date, nobody has identified any risk factor from lifestyle. HIV patients are at somewhat greater risk if they're uncontrolled. Some say having recent infectious mono increases risk. I don't believe the claims about Agent Orange; it's possible that acromegalics and growth hormone abusers may have increased risk. ...Read more

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What causes hodgkin's disease?

Hypothesis: Hodgkins cells are likely derived from germinal center b cells that have undergone mutations in the immunoglobulin variable chain. ...Read more

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Can hodgkin's disease be cured?

Usually: There are many effective treatments for hodgkin disease. Even relapsed disease is treatable. The treatments can be difficult and usually include chemotherapy and radiation. ...Read more

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How is hodgkin's disease treated?

Depends: Primarily with chemotherapy. There are several variables that predict a favorable profile. If favorable, chemotherapy alone is appropriate based on new data recently published in the new england journal of medicine. However, the guidelines suggest a combined approach with chemo and radiation. Also depends on age, sex, other comorbidities. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What exactly is Hodgkin's disease?

What exactly is Hodgkin's disease?

Type of lymphoma: Hodgkin lymphoma, which used to be called "Hodgkin's disease" is a type of lymphoma, a cancer of white blood cells usually but not always clumped in lymph nodes. Hodgkin lymphoma behaves so differently than all other types of lymphoma that we have grouped lymphomas broadly into "Hodgkin lymphoma" and "non-hodgkin lymphoma" (i.e., EVERYTHING else!) Hodgkin lymphoma is highly cureable. ...Read more

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How can I treat hodgkin's disease?

How can I treat hodgkin's disease?

Chemo and radiation: Hodgkin's disease is treated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy or both. Exactly what therapy is used depends on the extent and size of the tumor. ...Read more

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How is hodgkin's disease diagnosed?

Complex: Cancers, in general, are definitively diagnosed by biopsy (cutting out tissue and examining cells under a microscope). They also usually have distinct patterns of where they arise and spread. Hodgkin's disease, a cancer of lymph cells, may cause enlarged lymph nodes, with lumps in the neck, underarms, groin. Enlarged nodes, liver, or spleen may also be seen on chest x-rays and abdominal ct scans. ...Read more

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I keep having recurring hodgkins. Help?

I keep having recurring hodgkins. Help?

Treatments: You most likely have tried additional chemotherapy regimens different from what you were treated with at initial diagnosis. The next step would be an autologous bone marrow (or stem cell) transplant. Your next option would be to participate in a clinical trial. See: http://www.Cancer.Gov/clinicaltrials/search/results?Protocolsearchid=6605255&vers=2 i wish you the best. ...Read more

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What are the tests for hodgkin's disease?

What are the tests for hodgkin's disease?

Various: The test needed to diagnose hodgkin's disease is a biopsy of the involved part of the body, usually a lymph node. The other tests needed to help determine the stage of the disease and the treatment include a bone marrow biopsy, blood tests and a ct scan. ...Read more

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Which are symptoms of hodgkin's disease ?

Which are symptoms of hodgkin's disease ?

Varies: Could be no symptoms other than a palpable lymph node or cluster of lymph nodes in neck, armpit, groin. But could also be other symptoms - from a chest mass (ie shortness of breath) or lcoal compression of vascular structures. Can also have b symptoms - fevers, night sweats, or >10% weight loss, unexpected. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hodgkin's disease?

What are the symptoms of hodgkin's disease?

Cancer: Hodgkin disease is a cancer of the lymph glands (though it is treatable and often curable) that presents with enlargement of lymph glands, spleen and some times other organs. Fever, weight loss and infections are other symptoms. ...Read more

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How exactly is hodgkin's disease diagnosed?

How exactly is hodgkin's disease diagnosed?

Biopsy of the Node: Usually hodgkin disease will present with enlarged lymph nodes. A biopsy of one of these lymph nodes is necessary to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What diseases similar to hodgkin's disease?

What diseases similar to hodgkin's disease?

Other lymphomas: There are a dozen different types of lymphomas of which Hodgkin disease is one different disease. others are therefore called non-Hodgkin lymphomas. Anyone of them can be histologically and clinically confused with Hodgkin lymphoma. it takes a good pathologist to make this crucial distinction. ...Read more

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What is the statistics of hodgkin's disease?

Overall curable: Hodgkin lymphoma as it is now called is one of our success stories. If it is diagnosed in the early stages, the cure rate is >90%, even late stage disease has cure rates of greater than 80%. In those cases where there is disease recurrence, stem cell transplant has been successfully used to cure many people. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for hodgkin's disease?

What do you recommend for hodgkin's disease?

See an oncologist!: A cancer specialist (oncologist) will help decided the severity (stage) of the lymphoma, and can begin appropriate treatment with chemotherapy and radiation. ...Read more

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My sister has hodgkin's disease. What does this mean?

My sister has hodgkin's disease. What does this mean?

A blood disorder: Sorry to hear that. Your sister has been diagnosed with a type of cancer that affects the white blood cells. It is very curable with proper treatment including chemotherapy and possibly radiation therapy. Best of luck to your sister. ...Read more

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