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Hodgkins Lymphoma Blood Test
My doctor said that a hodgkin disease/lymphoma would always be detected in a blood test. All medical sites say this is not the case. What do I do now?
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
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
Is there a way for an at risk person to detect early changes (via blood tests etc) that usually precipitate development of non-hodgkins lymphoma?
Yes: Seeing your general doctor regulary for check-ups and physical exams is the best way. Sometimes you can see signs of lymphoma in a blood test, like a high LDH, but this is not an effective screening method. Only if your doctor suspects that you may have lymphoma should she order further testing. ...Read more
Lately there is blood comes along with my faeces, I have been diagnose with hodgkins lymphoma 7 month ago. Is it side affect or something else?
My granddad has non hodgkins lymphoma and bruising on tongue and lip, also coughing up chunks of blood in plegm, are there all related?
I have lymph under my jaw for like 1 month and week. My blood tests are perfect , can i have hodgkin's disease with good blood test results ?
Yes: Yes, blood tests can be normal early in the disease, but other causes (especially dental) are more likely ...Read more
Work up then treat: Nhl exists in various types and an accurate diagnosis is confirmed with blood work and bone marrow biopsy. Staging with scans (ct, pet, etc) is next. Treatment is initiated based on stage, type, age, organ function, etc. Treatment ranges from chemotherapy, radiotherapy, bone marro transplant or in some cases observation. ...Read more
Lymph nodes: Infectious mononucleosus is presented with fever, upper respiratory symptoms, fatigue, and enlarged lymph nodes- sometimes they are so big that makes people really worry about them. It is an infectious process however- which means once your body eradicated the virus- those lymph nodes would be normaiized in about a few weeks. If lymph nodes remain big for more than 4 weeks or so- go to see md. ...Read more
Curability: Lymphomas fall into two major categories: non hodgkins and hodgkins. Hodgkins has a cure rate of ~90%, while non hodgkins has many different lymphoma subtypes that have widely varying cure rates. Also, hodgkins lymphomas tend to move from one lymph node group to the next one in line, while non hodgkins lymphoma can involve multiple lymph nodes that are widely spaced from each other. ...Read more
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
There are no obvious: Causitive agents like there is for lung cancer. It doesn't tend to run in families most of the time either. Risk factors for developing it are increasing age, male sex (slightly more common ) and being white. It is uncommon in young females such as yourself, but not unheard of. ...Read more
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