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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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I have a question about lymphoma cancer?

I have a question about lymphoma cancer?

Lymphatic system: Lymphoma is a hematologic malignancy of the body's lymphatic system. Two major classes are hodgkins disease in younger people and non-hodgkins disease in older folks. Both are amenable to treatment. ...Read more

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What causes lymphoma. Is it caused from other cancers?

What causes lymphoma. Is it caused from other cancers?

Mostly unknown: A few lymphomas are caused by epstein barr virus infection, but in most cases, the cause is not known. Other cancers do not cause lymphomas. ...Read more

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Is lymphoma cancer likely genetic?

Is lymphoma cancer likely genetic?

Very seldom: People who are carriers for ataxia-telangiectasia are at extra risk for some of the non-hodgkin's lymphomas, but there's no knowing if this is you. One double mch2 syndrome also produces lymphomas. Beyond this, and a very weak tendency for lymphomas to be diagnosed in family members (maybe we look harder), evidence that lymphoma is hereditary is conspicuously lacking. ...Read more

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Which color ribbon represents spleen cancer?

Which color ribbon represents spleen cancer?

Lymphoma: Hodgkin's is violet, non-hodgkin's is lime green. These are the two that are likely to pop up in the spleen. ...Read more

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What does the cancer ribbon mean to cancer survivors?

What does the cancer ribbon mean to cancer survivors?

Hope, badge ofcourage: They see and instantly identify with others wearing the cancer pin telling them that they are not alone in this fight- that there are others that have traveled the same journey and are still here - as a sign of hope and a source of information, counseling, commiserating, and to share a good cry and a good laugh. But do not ask me --- ask them - they will readily tell you their story. ...Read more

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

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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Could it be okay to have sex when I have lymphoma cancer?

Could it be okay to have sex when I have lymphoma cancer?

Not only OK..: ...But also good for you and your partner. There may be situations in which it should be avoided, though, like if you just had chemo of if your blood counts are very low. Talk to your oncologist about this. Unfortunately, we often neglect addressing these issues with our patients and inadvertedly keep them from enjoying this important part of life. ...Read more

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What's the outlook for someone with hodgkins lymphoma cancer stage 4?

What's the outlook for someone with hodgkins lymphoma cancer stage 4?

Can be cured: I want you to know that Stage IV Hodgkin is unlike other stage IV cancers -- it is often cured. Please be sure to keep appointments, follow oncologist's recommendations. ...Read more

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What is the outlook for someone with hodgkins lymphoma cancer (stage 4)?

Curable: Unlike (many or most) solid tumors of stage IV, Hodgkin lymphoma stage IV can be cured for ever. Best wishes ...Read more

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Can someone be truly cured of a serious cancer like lymphoma or melanoma?

Can someone be truly cured of a serious cancer like lymphoma or melanoma?

Yes: Of course all cases are different but many people with either melanoma or lymphoma appear to be cured by their treatment, . ...Read more

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Once eradicated should I still worry about h pylori causing cancer or lymphoma?

Once eradicated should I still worry about h pylori causing cancer or lymphoma?

No, you should not: No need to worry regarding those issues as long as it has been eradicated. I assume you're referring to esophagitis and barrett's esophagus. Discuss with your doctor however whether follow up for gerd induced esophagitis is still warranted. ...Read more

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I have lymphoma cancer and have been getting chemo. I am very nauseated despite the meds. A friend told me of a product called queaze ease.

I have lymphoma cancer and have been getting chemo. I am very nauseated despite the meds. A friend told me of a product called queaze ease.

Possibly: Could work. There are a number of nonrx products that are promoted as nausea remedies. Nice thing is it shouldn't interact with your other meds. Downside would be cost. Ginger has also been known to help some people as well as accupressure 'sea bands'. Of course, make sure to check with your med onc before trying anything new! ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed of lymphoma cancer, stage 4 unfortunately. What do you think is the best treatment should I undergo. Am I going to survive?

Never lose hope!: Lymphoma even stage 4 has a high cure rate, depending on type. Don't lose hope as there are lot of treatment options out now. Chemotherapy is the best option for which you should see a medical oncologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I just found out I most probably have stage 3 peritoneal primary cancer with a slim possiblity of it being lymphoma. Where should I go for the best?

Best is relative: The best is relative. What the best for a person does not have to be the best for you. Having a diagnosis of cancer, you would need to get some good support from friends and family to go through treatment etc. Also when economy is tough sometimes travelling to another states is not possible. My suggestion is to start with cancer ctr close by. Later, d/w your md re- 2nd opinion at tertiary center. ...Read more

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What are signs / symptoms we should expect as death approaches due to terminal cancer (lymphoma) what does fuzzy sight n burning feeling in face mean?

Seems like cns: Depending on where in the body the lymphoma is located and affectingly things can occur. If the bone marrow is affected then blood counts and immune system will suffer. If brain or spine are affected headaches, vision issues, fatigue can all occur. If other organs r involved like liver or lungs then digestion or breathing can be issue. Mostly extreme fatigue, infection, organ failure are at end. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy dec'15 removed 5pol, some hyper. Wk 2 change in bm, narrow, ribbon like, sometimes thicker but flat sides. Pain low lt pelvic. Cancer hist?

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Colonoscopy dec'15 removed 5pol, some hyper. Wk 2 change in bm, narrow, ribbon like, sometimes thicker but flat sides. Pain low lt pelvic. Cancer hist?

What's your question: This sounds like diverticulitis. There is a possibility of inflammation in the colon from the biopsies but this is uncommon and diverticulitis is common. You should see your doctor back to see if you need antibiotics or further investigation of the pelvis. ...Read more

Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more


Dr. Michael Thompson
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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