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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 are symptoms of malt lymphoma if it spread to the bone marrow?

Usually none: Hello, malt lymphoma in the thymus does not commonly involve the marrow but it does need to be checked. Sometimes you don't see any changes or symptoms. Occasionally you may see a lower white blood count, hemoglobin, or platelet count that suggests involvement. Good luck. ...Read more

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Thymectomy done, biopsy showed extra nodal marginal zone lymphoma as diagnosis. Is it possible the resection cured me of malt lymphoma?

Thymectomy done, biopsy showed extra nodal marginal zone lymphoma as diagnosis. Is it possible the resection cured me of malt lymphoma?

Yes: Hello- your doctor may do some testing to make sure it is not anywhere else but if it is a stage i malt lymphoma then resection is the only treatment required and cure is possible. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can gastric malt lymphoma cause swollen taste buds on back of tongue?

Not typically: Gastric malt lymphoma is usually characterized by being localized to the stomach alone. The back of the tongue is a part of another lymphatic region known as waldeyer's ring and people can develop lymphoma there, but swollen tastebuds is not a common appearance for lymphoma. So they are not guaranteed to be related. If you have a gastric malt and are suspicious, see an ent. ...Read more

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What is the best malt lymphoma treatment or medication?

What is the best malt lymphoma treatment or medication?

Depends on the site.: If gastric, treat the h.Pylori first. If it's still persistent of if inovlving airway or eye, usually radiation therapy alone is curative. Some medical oncologists like to give rituxan, (rituximab) but that is controversial. ...Read more

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Can you have malt lymphoma with no symptoms? What are the usual symptoms?

Can you have malt lymphoma with no symptoms? What are the usual symptoms?

Yes you can: Malt lymphomas are typical indolent and asymptomatic. They can involve the lymph nodes or be infiltrating an organ. Symptoms, when present, are due to local compression causing swelling or local pain if the tumor has grown to a good sized mass. ...Read more

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What is the best malt lymphoma treatment or medication?

Depends on the site.: If gastric, treat the h.Pylori first. If it's still persistent of if inovlving airway or eye, usually radiation therapy alone is curative. Some medical oncologists like to give rituxan, (rituximab) but that is controversial. ...Read more

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What would be the symptoms of a MALT lymphoma con the eye?

What would be the symptoms of a MALT lymphoma con the eye?

Eyelid swelling: MALTOMA in the eye, like other sites arise from mucosa of that organ as the name is acronym for mucosa associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma. Hence swelling of eye mucosal conjuctiva on upper or lower lids or on adjacent sweat ducts are first sign and symptoms may include painLess Eye bulge redness,double vision, and usually without loss of vision. Seek consult Either way since IntraOcular NHL occur ...Read more

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What are symptoms of malt lymphoma if it spread to the bone marrow?

Usually none: Hello, malt lymphoma in the thymus does not commonly involve the marrow but it does need to be checked. Sometimes you don't see any changes or symptoms. Occasionally you may see a lower white blood count, hemoglobin, or platelet count that suggests involvement. Good luck. ...Read more

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Thymectomy done, biopsy showed extra nodal marginal zone lymphoma as diagnosis. Is it possible the resection cured me of malt lymphoma?

Yes: Hello- your doctor may do some testing to make sure it is not anywhere else but if it is a stage i malt lymphoma then resection is the only treatment required and cure is possible. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can gastric malt lymphoma cause swollen taste buds on back of tongue?

Not typically: Gastric malt lymphoma is usually characterized by being localized to the stomach alone. The back of the tongue is a part of another lymphatic region known as waldeyer's ring and people can develop lymphoma there, but swollen tastebuds is not a common appearance for lymphoma. So they are not guaranteed to be related. If you have a gastric malt and are suspicious, see an ent. ...Read more

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How likely it is for a bulging in my parpebral conjunctiva and under my tongue be MALT lymphoma? Noticed them recently, possibly there for a long time. Swollen node on neck too. Ultrasound in 2 weeks

May need a Biopsy: The only way to diagnose MALT lymphoma(or any other Cancer) is with a biopsy and microscopic examination of the tissue. If your nodes are growing and are bigger than 1-2 cm, a biopsy would be desirable to confirm the cause of nodal enlargement. ...Read more

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Can lymphoma be cured?

Lymphoma: 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. ...Read more

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What is d cell lymphoma?

What is d cell lymphoma?

T cell lymphoma?: 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. ...Read more

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How is lymphoma detected?

Symptoms and imaging: People usually present with symptoms -- eg, fever, chills, night sweats, fatigue, lymph node enlargement, spleen enlargement, etc. Then (or sometimes incidentally) abnormal lymph nodes are noted on ct scans. A biopsy (of lymph nodes and/or bone marrow) is needed for diagnosis. Less often blood abnormalities show a leukemic (blood) component of lymphoma or other abnormalities. ...Read more

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Can you die from lymphoma?

Yes: This day and age unlikely. Significant numbers of patients can be cured with early detection and treatment. ...Read more

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How rare is burkitt's lymphoma?

Uncommon: Burkitt's lymphoma comprises about a third of childhood lymphomas, but less than 1% of adult lymphomas in europe and the usa. This very aggressive malignancy is much more common in africa, however. ...Read more

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How to know if I have lymphoma?

How to know if I have lymphoma?

See below...: The diagnosis and treatment of lymphoma, like any other cancer, should be managed by an oncologist. Many signs and symptoms are possible at presentation including unexplained weight loss, lymph node enlargement, lack of appetite, night sweats, fatigue, prolonged fever, enlarged spleen and/or liver, etc. ...Read more

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What are symptoms for lymphoma?

Lumps: Very often a person will notice a painless lump which is an enlarged lymph node. More advanced cases may present with fatigue, unexplained weight loss, unexplained night sweats or night fevers, even diffuse itching. ...Read more

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What are some signs of lymphoma?

Lymphoma...: Often, the first sign of lymphoma is a painless swelling in the neck, under an arm, or in the groin. Lymph nodes or tissues elsewhere in the body may also swell. The spleen, for example, often becomes enlarged in lymphoma. Symptoms of lymphoma may include the following: fevers, chills, unexplained weight loss, night sweats, fatigue, and itching. ...Read more

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How likely is surviving lymphoma?

Many variables: Survival and treatment selection depend on many variables: stage of disease, type of lymphoma, age of patient, associated symptoms, overall performance status, specific pathologic and blood based risk factors, as well as response to therapy. It is too broad to cover all aspects specifically so i would refer you to online resources such as acs.Org or institutional web resources like mdacc or mskcc. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lymphoma?

Could be several: Lymphoma is a general category which includes many subtypes of hodgkins and non-hodgkins lymphomas. They may manifest slowly over years while higher grades progress more quickly. As a class, lymphomas my occur practically anywhere, so the possible symptoms can vary substantially. ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes lymphoma?

Probable virus: many lymphomas are viral induced. This is one of the reasons for clustering of the disease. It is speculated that the MMTV virus enters to Wnt-1 gene of the lymphocyte to produce a protein known as B-catenin which stimulates and transforms the lymphocyte. ...Read more