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How Long Do You Live If You Have Brain Metastis With Lymphoma
CNS lymphoma: Is different from lymphoma elsewhere, not very responsive to treatment. Current treatment does not result in cure, and possibly prolongation of survival. High dose Methotrexate alone, without XRT is the current standard. Sorry to deliver harsh tiding over the net, but you cannot dress this up nicely. ...Read more
Increased ICP: Intracranial pressure (ICP) is the pressure inside the skull and thus in the brain tissue and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).ICP is normally 7–15 mm Hg; at 20–25 mm Hg, the upper limit of normal, treatment to reduce ICP may be needed. Various causes of increased ICP usually blockages of CSF flow include tumor, overproduction of CSF, decreased absorption, trauma with brain swelling or mass hematoma. ...Read more
I got mono last year never bounced back completely. Now I have double vision & brain fog. What are my chances of having PCNS lymphoma? I'm so scared
See an MD ASAP: You must be physically examined to see if you have any findings that require further testing, Just because you have had mono and have not bounced back does not mean you have to have a lymphoma but your "vision and brain fog " complaints are of concern but could have simpler causes also ...Read more
My dad has what doctors think its lymphoma in the brain, they are not sure what it is, can it be identified without drilling his skull, ?
Check body: The first thing that must be done is to image the whole body to see if there is something that looks like lymphoma somewhere else other than the brain. A lump somewhere else may be easier to biopsy. If not, they must see what is there. These days, neurosurgeons are very precise in obtaining biopsies and the real risk lies in what area of the brain they see the problem in terms of side effects. ...Read more
Is tattoo removal safe on back of neck? 2 inch black home tattoo from 11 years ago. Concerned due to location (brain, spine, lymphomas, etc)
I have a small lymphoma tumor in the lower part of brain and not sure how far it goes down my spine but now I m having radiating pain down my rt arm and have a migraine for 3 days?
I have brain lymphoma and chrones, treatment is going ok. I have bad heartburn. The chrones makes my stomach sensitive to fibre and dairy. Suggestion?
Good blender: So sorry you are dealing with so much! I'm thinking that you can get great nutrition by blending more fibrous foods into smoothies. Use a blender that breaks things down at a cellular level. Consumer reports: http://www. Consumerreports. Org/cro/news/2013/01/ninja-vitamix-share-top-spot-in-latest-blender-ratings/index. Html. Ask doctor if ok to try oral aloe ftom health food store. It might help. ...Read more
My mother just died at age 65 of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (multiple lesions, large one in brain). What are my risks for NHL or other cancers? I'm 36.
Not much increased: The malignant lymphomas by and large don't run in families. A few genes are known but they are of small effect. Stop worrying and live as richly and wisely as you can. I also see you report erectile dysfunction; I hope this is getting worked up and especially that prolactinoma and hemochromatosis have been ruled out. Best wishes. ...Read more
Had an MRI scan on head and neck, was wondering would the scan show any tumors or cancer such as brain tumor lymphoma throat cancer etc?
Yes: Yes, it would be very sensitive for detecting cancers in the regions scanned. ...Read more
What other tests to rule our lymphoma or safe to say likely not the issue? EBV reactivated w/pregnancy (+EA, neg IgM), strange neuro issues, all blood work normal (CBC, LDH, Beta 2 Microglobulin) imaging normal (ultrasound neck/abdo/pelv, brain MRI).
Lymphoma: Lymphoma is a pathological diagnosis which can only be diagnosed by biopsy (lymph node biopsy or bone marrow biopsy) followed by pathological analysis by trained pathologist. All the blood work you listed and imaging can not and will not be able to make the lymphoma diagnosis. EBV infection may increase certain lymphoma incidence, but its alone should not be used for diagnosis. ...Read more
On my CT I have scattered foci throughout frontal lobe white matter largest being 7mm. Could this be a metastasis? My lymphoma has relapsed.
Complex: More details are required to help you in this question. Is this CNS lymphoma, or lymphoma originating outside the nervous system? For lymphoma, involvement into the CNS is usually via the meninges, to give a meningitis picture. However, there are occasions where metastatic disease can occur. It's best to discuss this with your oncologist who knows your history and clinical course. ...Read more
What are the blood clot risks associated with non-treated Non- Hodgkins Lymphona in the brain & lung?
Low but real:
Patients with Advanced Cancers of all types (including lymphoma) are higher than otherwise healthy people. But once you have lymphoma in the brain, that is also a very challenging disease to cure.
Tell us the status of your lymphoma? And then ask the question more clearly than you have done now. ...Read more
Cure is possible...: ...but depends on many individual patient factors. ...Read more
I've just been diagnosed with hodgkins lymphoma. I will be starting chemo by month's end. If I decide to not be treated, how long will I live?
How long does it take for a Lymphoma blood work panel take to get results? Had 2nd set of lymphoma panel done Friday and was curious and nervous.
It varies...: "Lymphoma blood work" is not a specific term. Some blood tests take a few hours (standard chemistries or blood counts) whereas others may take a day or more. If the blood was sent out to an outside lab, then shipping and reporting may take longer than the test itself. Also note, surveillance of lymphoma typically depends more on physical exam and radiology studies than it does on blood tests. ...Read more
Do all lumps need to be biopsied? I have one 9.6 mm on the supraclavicular and worried about Lymphoma. How long does the disease takes to progress?
Lumps: Great question. Not all lumps have to be biopsied. Sometimes they are observed, some have xray studies and some are biopsied. Sometimes though if there is other history the nodes are biopsied. ...Read more
I am being treated for marginal zone n-h lymphoma with rituxin. After three treatments- no improvement. How long does this drug take? What to use next?
Supraclavicular ganglion 9.6 mm Dr's not doing a biopsy because und 1cm but worried about Lymphoma. How long does takes to progress to dangerous stages?
I was diagnosticated with mono 1.5 month ago. Lymph nodes were measuring 2cm to 3.7cm and now they got shrink to 1.7cm but they still here after this time. Could this be a lymphoma? Or lymph nodes take a long time to go or even never disappear?
Depends: Many of these are curable. Others are slow growers allowing for many good years. ...Read more
Neck lymph nodes: Neck lymph nodes can be enlarged for many reasons: infections, inflammatory conditions, eczema, lymphoma and others. Diagnosis has to be made first. Lymphoma may not cause any symptoms other than enlarged painless lymph nodes. Sometimes patients with lymphoma experience "b" symptoms: fevers, fatigue, night sweats, itching, and weight loss. Please see your doctor for a diagnosis as soon as possible. ...Read more
If you're young like 20's and have lymphoma how long on average (days, weeks, months) would it take for a lymph node enlarge enough to notice it easily?
Variable: There are many different types of lymphomas and each has a different growth rate. If you were to develop a malignant cell in a lymph node today, it would, on average, take a few years for it to become easily noticeable. ...Read more
If you notice a lump in ua for about 2 years now is it possible for lymphoma how long does lymphoma take?
BW said reactivated Mono. How long can it last in adults? I've heard 3-6 months. How long can lymph nodes hurt/be swollen? Scared actually lymphoma?
How sure is the dx?: Reactivated mononucleosis is unusual. Most cases of mono are caused by EBV but CMV also can cause. While exceptions exist, usually mononucleosis confers lifelong immunity. Serologies are often used to check, however remain positive after acquiring the infection even many years. The monospot (EBV) is usually only positive for 3-5months p. infx. Other things can cause mono-like syndrome. ...Read more
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