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What are the odds of developing Lymphoma while on Humira (adalimumab) at age 20. ?

What are the odds of developing Lymphoma while on Humira (adalimumab) at age 20. ?

Still small: Overall incidence of pediatric/adolescent lymphoma is 10-20 cases per million population per year. TNF inhibitors like Humira (adalimumab) may double or even triple this risk to 30-60 cases. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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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


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How much more does taking humira (adalimumab) once a week versus bi weekly increase chances of lymphoma?

Humira (adalimumab): Side effects depend on several factors: the original disease, concomitant use of other medications like immunosuppressants. Dosing / frequency differ for from one indication to the other, and lymphoma isn't the only thing to worry about, confer with your doctor about risk/benefit ratio, and close follow up, no one can precisely predict, judicious use and weighing alternatives should be followed ...Read more

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I am 48 and so far have had no problems with humira (adalimumab) which I have been on for 2 years but I am concernd about lymphoma. What are the percentages?

I  am 48 and so far have had no problems with humira (adalimumab) which I have been on for  2 years but I  am concernd about lymphoma.  What are the percentages?

Don't lose any sleep: Humira (adalimumab) is used to treat several different conditions. The increased risk of malignancy with this type of medication is probably very low. Also remember that some of the conditions Humira (adalimumab) is used for, such as rheumatoid arthritis, have an increased risk of lymphoma, so it may be the disease that is causing a problem rather than the humira (adalimumab). ...Read more

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I have ra.Will start on taking humira (adalimumab) plus methotrexate can I protect myself from having lymphoma amd liver inflamation?

I have ra.Will start on taking humira (adalimumab) plus methotrexate can I protect myself from having lymphoma amd liver inflamation?

RA: There is a higher risk to have the lymphoma in the patient with RA, comparing to the general population. The risk is higher when the patient is receiving the biological agents. Your doctor will follow your blood tests for the monitoring the liver function, the blood cells count. Alcohol should be avoided during the Methotrexate treatment. Hepatitis B, C, A tests will be done too. ...Read more

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What is humira (adalimumab) for?

What is humira (adalimumab) for?

Too treat severe....: Rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis. Ankylosing spondylitis and crohn's disease. I have used it off label in treating temporal arteritis and a few other conditions. However, off label uses are generally not covered by insurance. ...Read more

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What are vision problems with humira (adalimumab)?

Uncommon: Although uncommon, Humira (adalimumab) may be associated with vision problems including cataracts and optic neuritis, an inflammatory condition of the optic nerves. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Adalimumab (Definition)

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Humira (Definition)

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