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Lymphoma Cancer Ribbon Tattoos
Can I get a tattoo after being in remission for a year & 5 month my cancer was non hodgkin's lymphoma?
Yes: You can get a tattoo.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
Anecdotal: Cases cluster reported in families, but there is no defined syndrome. ...Read more
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
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?
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
Could thinking about cancer all the time give us cancer? Severe carcinophobia, please help, doctors. Especially about lymphomas (no symptoms or signs)
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
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?
Imaging and biopsy..: In most instances imaging studies and biopsy (of cells or tissues) are used to determine if lymphoma or any other type of cancer is present. Imaging studies (such as ultrasound or ct) can detect if lymph nodes are enlarged and where they are located. A biopsy of cells or tissues can be performed and studied in a laboratory to determine if lymphoma or any other malignancy is present. ...Read more
Taxonomy of: Malignancy used to derive from embyonal cells of origin. All ectoderm and endoderm linings were cancers, and tended to spread to nodes. All mesodermal origin tissues were sarcomas, and tended to bllod borne mets. Bone marrow and lymphatics were mesodermally derives, andformerly were called "lymphosarcoma". Frankly, historical interset only, not helpful. Burkitt is linked to ebstein barr virus. ...Read more
Gold: A gold ribbon raises awareness for all pediatric malignancies. ...Read more
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
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