Top
10
Doctor insights on: Infiltrative Lymphoma

Share
1

1
Have itchy skin. 2 biopsies with lymphocyte infiltrate no T cell lymphoma. Ana was 640. Could it be autoamune. Have Hypothyroid. ?

Have itchy skin. 2 biopsies with lymphocyte infiltrate no T cell lymphoma. Ana was 640. Could it be autoamune. Have Hypothyroid. 

?

It could be: If your hypothyroidism is related to an autoimmune disorder, then your skin problem may be as well - guilty by association. Make sure that you have not become allergic to one of the medications you have been taking. There are several options on treatment and I suggest that you consult a dermatologist, a 2nd opinion if needed. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Thompson
1,724 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
My cousin has large cell non hodgkins lymphoma. She has an infiltration of her liver. How is this treated & side effects? She's in stage 3.

My cousin has large cell non hodgkins lymphoma. She has an infiltration of her liver. How is this treated & side effects? She's in stage 3.

Multi-drug chemo: The standard treatment regimen is rchop chemotherapy given outpatient every 3 weeks for a total of 6 doses. Sometimes physicians will add an additional drug Methotrexate to protect the brain. ...Read more

3

3
What is lymphoma?

What is lymphoma?

Malignancy: A lymphoma isma malignancy of a certain type of white blood cells called lymphocytes. These cells are found in the lymphatic system and the blood stream. When the disease appears primarily in lymph nodes it is called a lymphoma. There are many different types of lymphoma. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
What are lymphomas?

What are lymphomas?

Malignancy: A lymphoma is a malignancy of a certain type of white blood cells called lymphocytes. These cells are found in the lymphatic system and the blood stream. When the disease appears primarily in lymph nodes it is called a lymphoma. There are many different types of lymphoma. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
5

5
Is lymphoma inherited?

Is lymphoma inherited?

Rarely: There is a very small risk of hereditary lymphoma. First degree relatives of patients with myeloma, lymphoma or cll carry a slightly higher chance of getting these diseases. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Can lymphoma be cured?

Lymphoma: There are many types of lymphoma-from the agressive ones to the indolent ones. Each type has different biology and different response to therapy, as well as different prognosis etc. However, in general, lymphoma is a chemosensitive disease and is a radiosensitive disease. Yes, some lymphoma can be cured. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Do many have lymphoma?

Estimate: About 80, 000 cases are expected in the us in the next year based on the seer database. ...Read more

8

8
What is d cell lymphoma?

What is d cell lymphoma?

T cell lymphoma?: I think you mean t cell lymphoma, a cancer of t cells or thymocytes that can cause lymph gland enlargement, low blood counts, fevers, and sweats. A particular subtype is gamma-delta (the greek letter for d) hepatosplenic lymphoma, which could also be what you're referring to. A good source of information is the leukemia & lymphoma society of america's website. ...Read more

9

9
How is lymphoma detected?

Symptoms and imaging: People usually present with symptoms -- eg, fever, chills, night sweats, fatigue, lymph node enlargement, spleen enlargement, etc. Then (or sometimes incidentally) abnormal lymph nodes are noted on ct scans. A biopsy (of lymph nodes and/or bone marrow) is needed for diagnosis. Less often blood abnormalities show a leukemic (blood) component of lymphoma or other abnormalities. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Is lymphoma transmissible?

No: Lymphoma itself is not communicable/infectious. However, some infectious diseases may be associated with the development of various types of lymphoma. Eg -- gastric malt (hp0, ocular (chlamydia psittaci), spelnnic (hcv), t cell (htlv1), nhl (hiv), primary effusion (hhv8), ipsid (campylobacter jejuni), primary cutaneous bcl (borrelia burgdorferi). ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers