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

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

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


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What test should a person take to diagnose Hodgkin lymphoma/ non hodgkin ?

What test should a person take to diagnose Hodgkin lymphoma/ non hodgkin ?

It depends: Why do you raise this question? You need to give us the background medical history. Do you have enlarged lymph nodes? A biopsy of an enlarged Lymph node is the best way to check for this disease but you need to tell us if you have any symptoms suggestive of a lymphoma??? ...Read more

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T-cell lymphoma, non-hodgkin's lymphoma - what are they, are they the same thing?

T-cell lymphoma, non-hodgkin's lymphoma - what are they, are they the same thing?

Not really: Non-hodgkin's lymphomas are a very large group of diseases. Lymph cell can be called t cells or b cells based on surface proteins. T cell lymphomas are just one group of non-hodgkins lymphomas. There are also several types of those tcell lymphomas. ...Read more

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

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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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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How do hodgkin lymphoma and non hodgkin lymphoma differ?

How do hodgkin lymphoma and non hodgkin lymphoma differ?

Spread pattern: Primarily, hodgkins lymphoma teens to spread from one lymph node site to an adjacent site. Non hodgkins lymphoma is more likely to skip lymph node chains to spread distantly. This is why local radiation has historically be more important in the treatment of hodgkins than non hodgkins. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hodgkin lymphoma and non-hodgkin lymphoma?

Disease type: The 2 diseases are closely linked. The hodgkin lymphoma was described by the doctor bearing its name and usually has a specific cell associated with it. This cell is not the target of new therapies for relapsed disease. In general terms, this disease is highly curable whereas some of the many types of non-hodgkin lymphoma are not. ...Read more

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What's the difference between hodgkin lymphoma and non hodgkin lymphoma? Is one a lot worse than the other?

Many.: Nhl is treated with different chemotherapy than hd. Stage for stage hd carries a better prognosis. Hd usually occurs in the young adult and the elderly; nhl occurs most often during middle age. Many different grades of nhl (low grade, intermediate, high) while hd is not divided into grades. ...Read more

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Can I have lymphoma( hodgkin or non-hodgkin)? I have 2 lymph nodes in neck ( 12*6 and 12*7) mm, itching, hot skin but no fever.

Can I have lymphoma( hodgkin or non-hodgkin)? I have 2 lymph nodes in neck ( 12*6 and 12*7) mm, itching, hot skin but no fever.

Could you?: Yes you could, but you could also have lots of other reasons for those palpable nodes. Go see your doc and get a good evaluation. Hopefully is nothing of concern. ...Read more

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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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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?

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?

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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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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