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What is non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

What is non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

Lymph system cancer: Nhl is a large group of related cancers which originate in the lymph tissues of the body. These cells normally help fight infection but become cancerous and grow out of control. They may stay in the lymph nodes or also be found in any part of the body or organs. Some grow slowly (indolent) while others are more aggressive. You doctor will run a series of test to stage and type the lymphoma. ...Read more

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Lymphoma (Definition)

A malignancy developing in the lymphocytes of lymph glands. They present as an enlarging node that continues to grow and then ...Read more


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How is non-hodgkin's lymphoma diagnosed?

How is non-hodgkin's lymphoma diagnosed?

Scans and biopsy: Patients may have a lump (s) or feel quite ill with fever, night sweats, weight loss and/or anemia which brings them in to the ED or md. Many times blood tests and scans/x-rays are done which lead to a suspicion of lymphoma. A biopsy is required to prove that indeed the patient has lymphoma and also to tell exactly what type of lymphoma they have. ...Read more

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What are the tests for non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

What are the tests for non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

Non-Hodgkin's test: Although a diagnosis of non-hodgkin's lymphoma can be suspected by certain lab results (ldh, spep, cbc, beta-2 microglobulin), there is no way to diagnose it without doing a biopsy (of a lymph gland or the bone marrow or the affected organ). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

None or Many: Swollen glands
fever
sweats
weight loss
pain
alcohol intolerance
rash
shortness of breath
fatigue
swelling
headache
itching
assorted other symptoms depending on type, location, stage, organ involvement, etc/. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

What can you tell me about non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

Its cancer of Lymph: Lymphoma is a Cancer arising from the lymph glands. There are several subtypes. Ask your oncologist more about it. Tell us if you or a family member is affected by Lymphoma and what is being done in terms of treatment.?? A majority of lymphomas can be cured when treated with modern treatments. ...Read more

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What symptoms usually go along with non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

Systemic and local: Non hodgkins lymphoma may cause systemic symptoms such as weight loss, fever, night sweats and itchiness. Locally, it can present as a lump or sweling in the head and neck, groin or any lymph node area. If it's large, it can obstruct passage ways such as esophagus, intestines, ureter or blood vessels. If it involves the chest, it may give symptoms of cough, shortness of breath or pain. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 28 year old to have non hodgkin's lymphoma.

Normal?: I'm not sure what you mean by normal. It is not uncommon in this age group. ...Read more

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If I have non-hodgkin's lymphoma, how often do I need checkups?

Indefinitely: If you have completed your treatment and you are in remission, it is recommended that your are seen by an oncologist every 3-6 months for 5 years, and annually thereafter (2012 nccn guidelines). http://www. Nccn. Org/professionals/physician_gls/pdf/nhl. Pdf. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

Usually swollen node: Nhl is a malignancy of the lymphatic system and can present anywhere in the body. There are over 50 subtypes of nhl depending on which organ in involves. Typically, it presents as enlarged lymph nodes and can be associated with other symptoms including fevers, weight loss, itching, shortness of breath. It is diagnosed by removal of a lymph node that is then assigned to the subtype. ...Read more

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Differentiate between hodgkin's lymphoma and non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

Reed-Sternberg: Cell, usual logical predictable spread. Nhl may be cd-20+ & b-cell, less predictable, wide ranging prognosis, from chronic &
long to quite aggressive. Both treate with multi-aget chemo + rituxin in nhl. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how hodgkin's and non-hodgkin's lymphoma differ?

Can you please tell me how hodgkin's and non-hodgkin's lymphoma differ?

Two different cancer: These are 2 differnt types of lymph gland cancers and are treated differently and have different prognosis. Hodgkins disease is more often curable (90%) than non-hodgkin lymphoma (about 60% curable). ...Read more

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What is the difference between hodgkin's disease and non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

What is the difference between hodgkin's disease and non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

A lot: Both hodgkin lymphoma (formerly known as hodgkin's disease) and non-hodgkin lymphoma (also known as non-hodgkin's lymphoma) are lymphomas, a type of cancer that originates in a subset of white blood cells called lymphocytes. Lymphocytes are an important part of your immune system. The main difference between hodgkin and non-hodgkin lymphoma is in the specific lymphocyte each involves. ...Read more

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What's the difference between Hodgkin's lymphoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?

Different lymphomas: There are around 30 different types of lymphoma distinguished by how they look under the microscope, the proteins they bear on their cell surface, and the gene mutations that caused the problem to begin with. The type of treatment varies a lot between the different types and is too complicated to cover here. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America website will be your best bet for more details. ...Read more

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My grandma has non hodgkin's lymphoma, is it predicted to me to have lymphoma in the future?

NO IT DOES NOT!: Having a family member with non-hodgkin's lymphoma (nhl) may only put you at a slightly increased risk of getting it yourself. But most people who get nhl don't have a relative who has had it, so it isn't a major risk factor. Here are some of the other possible risk factors:
1. Immune system deficiency
2. Automimmune disease
3. Exposure to certain chemicals or radiation
5. Certain infections. ...Read more

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Which is the scientific name for non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

Non Hodgkins lymphom: I know that our does not sound very scientific, but that is the scientific name. There are, however, numerous sub categories of non hodgkins lymphoma. These categories keep changing, though. ...Read more

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Can symptoms of non hodgkin's lymphoma improve without chemo?

Can symptoms of non hodgkin's lymphoma improve without chemo?

No: Non-hodgkin lymphoma (nhl), like other cancers, requires treatment. That treatment can be varied (surgery, chemotherapy, radiation), but it is required for the cancer to be treated. It will not regress on its own. ...Read more

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Can you donate plasma after being treated for, and cured, of non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

Probably not: For most uses, habing had this illness and the required therpies would then make you ineligible to donate. However, of it ha been many yrs and the need of someone else for your plasma were overwhelming then it might be possible. ...Read more

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Can non-hodgkin's lymphoma ever look like hodgkin's lymphoma even under a microscope?

NO: Pathologists are experts in their field, both lymphomas have their own distinct features, one cannot be mistaken for other, just like a cow can not be mistaken for a horse or horse for a cow. ...Read more

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I am a nervous wreck. My daughter has non-hodgkin's lymphoma. Can you tell me about it?

I am a nervous wreck. My daughter has non-hodgkin's lymphoma. Can you tell me about it?

What type?: There are multiple type of nhl? They have a varying prognosis. Do you know what subtype she has? ...Read more

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Anyone briefly tell me what lymphoma (non hodgkin's) is and what types of things/viruses can cause it?

Good review.: A nice overall review can be found in wikipedia or at http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/lymphoma. I hope this begins to explain to you a rather complicated disease. Please write back with more specific questions if they arise. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I see violet for hogdkin's lymphoma. But I need the color for non hodgkin's lymphoma. Anyone know?

Colorful: I am an oncologist with 50 years in cancer medicine. I have absolutely no clue as to what you are asking. As a student of Hodgkin's disease and well versed also in NHL (non-Hodgkin's lymphoma), I have never heard of color associated with either lymphoma. ...Read more

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My pathology report basically says I don't have non Hodgkin's lymphoma but should go through other testings to exclude Hodgkin's lymphoma among others?

My pathology report basically says I don't have non Hodgkin's lymphoma but should go through other testings to exclude Hodgkin's lymphoma among others?

Pathology of what?: My guess is you had blood sent for flow cytometry. If you just had this blood test, Hodgkin's disease (a type of lymphoma) can't be diagnosed with that. A pathologist has to look at tissue under the microscope to make the diagnosis. This is usually a lymph node that has been removed. If you have enlarged lymph nodes, this may be a test you will need. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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What are my treatment choices for non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

It depends...: Nhl has over 40 subtypes.
Treatment depends on dx, stage, prognosis, tumor & patient factors.
Dlbcl: r-chop most common
fl: observation vs. Rituximab vs. R-chop vs. R-bendamustine vs. Other...
That is vague, but there is no general answer. ...Read more

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Diagnosis. B.Cell non hodgkin, s lymphoma favor burkitt, s lymphoma. This us the result of biopsy taken during appendicectomy. D20 positive and tdt neg?

CD20 is a B-Cell: Marker hence the assignment of a b-cell nhl. Tdt is an immunohistochemical stain used to classify blood cells. Burkitt's is a very aggressive process -- get started on a plan with a hematologist straight away. ...Read more

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What is Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma cancer B type?

Cell type: There are two major types of lymphocytes, T and B. Both can cause lymphoma. What you are referring to is a lymphoma of the B cell type. ...Read more

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Non hodgkin's lymphoma stage 4 life expectancy?

Depends...: ....On the "flavor" of the lymphoma. Patients with stage IV low grade lymphomas may do well for years without treatment whereas a stage IV aggressive lymphoma has a more variable course. ...Read more