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Doctor insights on: Hodgkins Lymphoma Leukemia Or Lupus

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What is the difference between hodgkins lymphoma and leukemia ?

What is the difference between hodgkins lymphoma and leukemia ?

Many: Hd is a cancer of primarily the lymph glands. It presents with enlarged lymph nodes, fatigue, fever, sweats. It is treated with chemotherapy and possibly radiation therapy. There are many types of leukemia. They are all malignancies of bone marrow. They are treated with chemotherapy or immunotherapy, depending on the type. Some leukemias may not require immediate treatment and can be "watched". ...Read more

Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Leukemia (Definition)

Leukemia is a malignant hematologic neoplasm that originates in the bone marrow and represents a clonal proliferation of hematopoietic elements belonging to any of the myeloid, lymphoid, erythroid, and megakaryocytic lineages. Of note, other hematologic neoplasms like lymphoma or myeloma may demonstrate a leukemic phase without actually originating in the bone marrow ...Read more


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How do doctors determine if it's hodgkins lymphoma or leukemia ?

How do doctors determine if it's hodgkins lymphoma or leukemia ?

Testing: Biopsies of affected sites in the body and subsequent testing determine the diagnosis. Special tests are run by a pathologist that determine if an abnormal lymph node, for example, is consistent with hodgkin lymphoma or a leukemia. It is important to know the difference, since these diseases are treated differently. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is having 1 out of 8 symptoms for leukemia or hodgkin disease bad?

Probably not: It's hard to tell from the information you provided but probably not. The diagnosis of leukemia or hodgkin lymphoma relies on a qualified physician, usually a hematologist/oncologist, interpreting clinical signs and symptoms as well as laboratory tests. There is a lot more to the diagnosis than 8 or any other number of symptoms. Consulting with your physician is recommended. ...Read more

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Am i at a higher risk for lymphoma and leukemia having been diagnosed with lupus?

Am i at a higher risk for lymphoma and leukemia having been diagnosed with lupus?

Slight, but: Slight possibility, but the key is to catch any change early - by routine clinical evaluation at 3 month or less intervals by your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Please explain the difference between chronic lymphocytic leukemia and non-hodgkin's lymphoma. Is hashi's a risk factor?

Please explain the difference between chronic lymphocytic leukemia and non-hodgkin's lymphoma. Is hashi's a risk factor?

CLL is : Diagnosed when the main presentation is elevated lymphatic in the blood. The indolent nhl small lymphocytic lymphoma is the same process with a nodal presentation. There are many other forms of nhl. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the outcome for an individual with lupus and non-hodgkin lymphoma?

Help please? What is the outcome for an individual with lupus and non-hodgkin lymphoma?

Usually good.: Rituxan (rituximab) is now a treatment for arthritis, lymphoma, and is being tried in related autoimmune diseases. Most cases of lupus can be well controlled, and non-hodgkin's lymphoma can be successfully treated if detected early! good luck! ...Read more

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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

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How can chemotherapy help in hodgkins lymphoma?

Quite effective: We can cure many such patients , nearly 90% of them. ...Read more

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How does non hodgkins lymphoma differ from the others?

How does non hodgkins lymphoma differ from the others?

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

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This mass on my collarbone, do you think its Hodgkins Lymphoma?

How could anyone....: ....in Health Tap possibly know? You need to be evaluated properly. If there is enough suspicion, your doc would order a biopsy. ...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


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