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Could I have gotten a GI or lymphoma cancer from 3 abdominal, 1 head and 1 chest CT from '09 until '12?

Could I have gotten a GI or lymphoma cancer from 3 abdominal, 1 head and 1 chest CT from '09 until '12?

Very unlikely: The radiation doses from those exams is quite low compared to the radiation we are all exposed to in our daily lives, from the sun, the air, our water and the earth. In addition, tumors that are typically attributed to radiation take many years to become apparent. ...Read more

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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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What is carcinoma and lymphoma?

What is carcinoma and lymphoma?

Different cancers: Lymphomas are cancer derived from white cells called lymphocytes, and they typically (but not always) involved lymph glands. Carcinomas are cancers derived from glands (breast, prostate) or lining of organs (skin, throat, colon, lung, ovaries, stomach, uterus, mouth, kidney and bladder). They have different behaviors, treatments and prognoses. ...Read more

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Might it be possible that a a lymphoma be confirmed as a secondary of renal cell carcinoma through biopsy of the lymph node?

Might it be possible that a a lymphoma be confirmed as a secondary of renal cell carcinoma through biopsy of the lymph node?

See answer: If a lymph node is sufficiently enlarged, it can be biopsied either by needle or surgically in some cases. Definitive pathological analysis will identify any disease. I am unfamiliar with the concept of lymphoma as a "secondary of renal cell carcinoma" as they are distinctly different and unrelated. ...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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How can you tell if lymphoma or cancer are present?

How can you tell if lymphoma or cancer are present?

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

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How soon would lymphoma symptoms start after the cancer begins to develop?

Hard to tell: There are many types of lymphoma. Some are very slow growing and may present only with a slightly enlarged lymph node. This might take years to cause other symptoms. Some lymphomas are very rapidly growing and present with multiple symptoms. Anything in between is possible. ...Read more

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How curable is lymphoma cancer?

How curable is lymphoma cancer?

Depends: It depends on the type and stage of the disease. Early stage hodkin lymphoma is often curable. Some are slow growing and even if not curable may grow only slowly for many years. ...Read more

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Is lymphoma Hodgkin's a rare cancer ?

No: About three new cases occur/year/100,000 population. See this site for more info. http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/hodg.html ...Read more

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Is there a cancer called medial stinal lymphoma?

Is there a cancer called medial stinal lymphoma?

Lymphoma: The mediastina is a place in the middle of the chest cavity. Lymphoma is a common blood cell cancer that is often found in the center of the chest as a mass. It is commonly found that this is a non-hodgkins lymphoma. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Thompson
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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