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How do hodgkin lymphoma and non hodgkin lymphoma differ?

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

Dr. Scott Diede
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Hodgkin Disease (Definition)

It is a malignant (cancerous) proliferation of lymphocytes with unique biological, prognostic and diagnostic features. It involves mostly lymph nodes and it may be treated and cured with the use of chemotherapy, radiation or a combination of both. It is considered a lymphoma with excellent long term prognosis ...Read more


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

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

Probably a lot: But the biggies are reed-sternberg cells define hd, not found in nhl. Most nhl's are b-cell, where hd is not. Hd spreads contiguously, nhl does not. Both treated with chemo, different kinds, and rituxumab is the new targeted therapy for b-cells, with chemo or conjugated with radio-isotopes. ...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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Do non hodgkins lymphoma rashes come and go?

Do non hodgkins lymphoma rashes come and go?

Yes: Rash is not typical for lymphoma by itself but can be seen with medications/treatment of lymphoma. ...Read more

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What's the outlook for someone with hodgkins lymphoma cancer stage 4?

What's the outlook for someone with hodgkins lymphoma cancer stage 4?

Can be cured: I want you to know that Stage IV Hodgkin is unlike other stage IV cancers -- it is often cured. Please be sure to keep appointments, follow oncologist's recommendations. ...Read more

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What food and drink to avoid for hodgkin lymphoma survivor?

What food and drink to avoid for hodgkin lymphoma survivor?

No restrictions: Congratulations on surviving hodgkin's. Beyond urging you to follow the same healthy eating and fitness habits that are good for any normal person, there are no restrictions. Anyone telling you otherwise is trying to make your life unnecessarily difficult. ...Read more

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

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

Both Hodgkin's lymphoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma are lymphomas — a type of cancer that begins in a subset of white blood cells called lymphocytes: Lymphocytes are an integral part of your immune system, which protects you from germs. The main difference between Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is in the specific lymphocyte each involves. A doctor can tell the difference between Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma by examining the cancer cells under a microscope. If in examining the cells, the doctor detects the presence of a specific type of abnormal cell called a Reed-Sternberg cell, the lymphoma is classified as Hodgkin's. If the Reed-Sternberg cell is not present, the lymphoma is classified as non-Hodgkin's. Additional tests may be used to determine the specific type of lymphoma. Your type of lymphoma helps your doctor determine your prognosis and your treatment options. The types of lymphoma have very different disease courses and treatment choices, so an accurate diagnosis is an integral part of getting the care you need. ...Read more

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Friend diagnosis stage 4 inoperable lung and adrenal cancer in march..Chemo shrank it some.Came back in lymphs, throat.Seizure.2 chemos.Ct no better.Ideas?

Friend diagnosis stage 4 inoperable lung and adrenal cancer in march..Chemo shrank it some.Came back in lymphs, throat.Seizure.2 chemos.Ct no better.Ideas?

Very advanced: Disease.- what does oncologist say?- with this many problems a hospice evaluation could be ordered by patients physician. This is for comfort care. ...Read more

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Expert opinion - should lymphoma (both types-hodgkins and non hodgkins) show in a blood test?

Expert opinion - should lymphoma (both types-hodgkins and non hodgkins) show in a blood test?

Not usual: For lymphoma, a disease of nodes, to have diagnostic cells or abnormalities on blood tests. This question is asked a lot on the site, and I do not know from what source the false belief comes from. One needs a biopsy of a node or the site of lymphoma, blood work for other reasons. ...Read more

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How are hodgkin's and non hodgkins lymphoma different?

How are hodgkin's and non hodgkins lymphoma different?

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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Stage four throat cancer spread to lymph nodes. Smoker and heroin user. Inoperable, no treatment at all. Life expectancy?

Stage four throat cancer spread to lymph nodes. Smoker and heroin user. Inoperable,  no treatment at all. Life expectancy?

No clear answer: Would seek out a palliative care doctor who could help making whatever time is available more comfortable and meaningful. Sorry that cannot be of more help. ...Read more

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I have nonhodgkins lymphoma , b cell, stage 2, low degrees. Would honokiol benefit me and with what size of dosage?

Insufficent informat: B-cell lymphomas can be low, intermediate, or high risk depending upon the microscopic appearance. Treatment would differ. Also the presence of systemic symptoms, and the size and location of the involved regions might influence treatment and prognosis. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hodgkin lymphoma and non-hodgkin lymphoma?

Disease type: The 2 diseases are closely linked. The hodgkin lymphoma was described by the doctor bearing its name and usually has a specific cell associated with it. This cell is not the target of new therapies for relapsed disease. In general terms, this disease is highly curable whereas some of the many types of non-hodgkin lymphoma are not. ...Read more

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What is lymphoma, and does lymphoma come from leukemia?

Kissing cousins!: When a blood cell starts growing out of control in the place where it is 'born', i.e. The blood factory or bone marrow, then it creates a leukemia. When the blood cell is born normally and then moves to the lymph nodes in the body (tonsils, appendix etc) to get educated to function well, but instead grows out of control at that point, then it is a lymphoma. ...Read more

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My 5yo child being tested for leukemia / lymphoma b/c large lymph nodes behind knees. Any ideas?

Abonormal nodes: One reason for abnormal lymph node swelling would be leukemia or lymphoma. They may test his blood, his bone marrow, or his lymph nodes. I hope the tests are negative. It is a test that's would want done if it were my child. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a teen have hodgkin lymphoma?

Teenage is a: Common time for hodgkin's disease. Can be an easy to notice lymph node, neck or arm pit, but might be a hard to notice liver, spleen or mediastinal mass associated with sweats, fever, weight loss (b symptoms). ...Read more

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Liver cancer stage 4 , lung cancer and spleen cancer with cirrhosis and hep c can I take chemotherapy treatment to reduce tumor maker?

Liver cancer stage 4 , lung cancer and spleen cancer with cirrhosis and hep c  can I take chemotherapy treatment to reduce tumor maker?

Hmmmm: If you'd do have cancer in liver, lung, and spleen, my advice is to talk to your oncologist about how to improve your quality of life rather than improving tumor marker. As you know, chemo agents are not well tolerated in some people. ...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