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Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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My sister says she has small bowel lymphoma. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

My sister says she has small bowel lymphoma. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

No: Genetic causes for lymphoma are rare. There are small demographic groups were certain types of solid cancers are more common. These cohorts of patients are small. ...Read more

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Can small bowel lymphoma be cured?

Can small bowel lymphoma be cured?

Yes: Small bowel lymphoma is picked up by symptoms such as nausea, vomitting, pain, obstruction, bleeding, etc. Depending on the specific type and stage of lymphoma 'cures' can definitely be achieved with modern chemotherapy regimens. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of small bowel lymphoma bad?

Are the symptoms of small bowel lymphoma bad?

They can be: Often the initial symptoms of small bowel lymphoma are obstruction or perforation both of which can be very symptomatic. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: small bowel lymphoma?

What is the definition or description of: small bowel lymphoma?

Lymphoma: This is simply lymphoma involving the small bowel. This can either be lymphoma that is only there or lymphoma that is elsewhere in the body and also involving the small bowel. ...Read more

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Can you die from small bowel lymphoma?

Possible: Small bowel lymphoma can present with symptoms such as obstruction, perforation, bleeding, pain, nausea, vomitting, etc. Which can serious complictions and potentially death. There are various types of bowel lymphoma and after detection treatment plans can be successfully implemented. ...Read more

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What can I do for small bowel lymphoma?

A lot: See a medical oncologist first to get a complete staging with labs, pet scan, bone marrow biospy. Then decide on treatment with approriate chemotherapy and start your regimen. During treatment you will get interim scans and also upon completion so as to document remission status. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is small bowel lymphoma painful?

Is small bowel lymphoma painful?

They can be: If they present with small bowel obstruction, or perforation and sepsis they often are. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my small bowel lymphoma go away?

Depends: Treatment usually depends on stage of lymphoma and for this situation may involve chemotherapy and sometimes radiotherapy; remission can happen after few cycles of chemotherapy but a full course of treatment is needed per your treating team. ...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


Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Small Bowel Lymphoma (Definition)

This is simply lymphoma involving the small bowel. This can either be lymphoma that is only there or lymphoma that is elsewhere in the body and also ...Read more