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Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more
Generalized itching for five months. No rash, normal blood work, no allergies have been found. Do I need to be worried about Hodgkin's lymphoma?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Mostly swollen nodes: Most patients will only have swollen painless lymph nodes, most commonly in the left neck, right neck, armpits and groin. More rarely patients will have fevers, drenching night sweats and weight loss. More rarely patients will have pain in their lymph nodes after drinking alcohol. ...Read more