lymphoma

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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 also includes the spleen.
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Dr. Edward W. Gold answered:

What is lymphoma?

Malignancy

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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
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Dr. Edward W. Gold answered:

What are lymphomas?

Malignancy

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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
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Is lymphoma an STD?

No

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No lymphoma is not sexually transmitted. HIV is sexually transmitted and is a risk factor for the development of lymphoma
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Is lymphoma genetic?

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If you mean hereditary, there are a few families that have a high incidence of lymphomas. If you mean, are there changes in the DNA in lymphoma - the answer is yes...several types of lymphoma have distinct mutations that can be easily found in a biopsy specimen. Also, individual patient's tumor genes can be analyzed by a technique called micro-array which shows common patterns in survival
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Is lymphoma curable?

Many types are

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Lymphoma can be cured usually with chemotherapy and sometimes with the addition of radiation. The success rate is dependent on the type of lymphoma as well as location. There are some types of lymphoma are not considered curable with standard treatments.
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Do many have lymphoma?

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About 80,000 cases are expected in the US in the next year based on the SEER database
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Dr. Liawaty Ho answered:

can Lymphoma be cured?

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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.
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Is lymphoma inherited?

Rarely

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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.
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Will lymphoma kill me?

Eventually

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Untreated lymphoma will kill you. Different kinds of lymphoma carry different prognosis and may be more amenable to treatment than others.
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Dr. Kelty R. Baker answered:

What is d cell lymphoma?

T cell lymphoma?

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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.
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