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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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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?

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?

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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What is the survival rate of lymphoma if using chemotherapy in children?

What is the survival rate of lymphoma if using chemotherapy in children?

Need more info: The prognosis depends on a variety of factors including the subtype of hodgkin's or non-hodgkin's lymphoma. ...Read more

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Are there any non-hodgkin lymphoma survivors who can still have children?

Are there any non-hodgkin lymphoma survivors who can still have children?

Certainly YES: Although chemotherapy and radiation can cause infertility in both men & women after treatment for lymphoma, some patients do recover years later and are able to conceive. Several factors play into chances of regaining fertility - age (younger the better), type & dose of chemo, amount & site of radiation, etc. Options are now available to try to preserve fertility prior to starting treatments. ...Read more

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Do many have lymphoma?

Estimate: About 80, 000 cases are expected in the us in the next year based on the seer database. ...Read more

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Do you know what causes lymphoma?

Like other cancers..: lymphoma arises from an unlucky combination of genetic mutations in lymphoid cells during our lifetime. Risk factors include exposure to toxins, family history, or a severe immune suppression (e.g. HIV). Most often, the proximal cause can not be determined, and is mostly just bad luck, since our body is naturally subjected to millions of genetic mutations over our lifetime. ...Read more

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Are there easy tests for lymphoma?

See below...: Usually a lymph node biopsy is necessary to establish the diagnosis unquestionably. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have lymphoma?

Normal nodes can be: Found from head to toe, and lymphoma can arise in any place where nodes are, and even "extranodal" sites. Fever, weight loss, and drenching sweats are called b symptoms, indicating a wore prognosis, pruritus or itching is another finding. There is the hodgkin's type, and a variety of others. This is very treatable and curable. ...Read more

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How likely is dying from lymphoma?

Depends what type: There are about 60 types of lymphomas, some very indolent with survival same as normal people, and many with moderate prognosis, with survival measured in 5 to 10 years. Rare few are quite aggressive with survival measured in months or weeks. Best know exactly what kind and the diagnosis by expert will predict probability of survival. Talk to your doc. Lymphoma is a misnomer, it is not one disease ...Read more

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How do I know if I have lymphoma?

It depends on urheal: Your health and symptoms can be indicators of the nature of an ilness. You may not be able to predict it but if you are unwell, your doctor would investigate the cause. The symptoms suggestive of lymphoma will include general ill health associated with fevers and enlarged lymph nodes in any of your body areas. Ultimately a biopsy of a mass or an enlarged node will be required to confirm this diag. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of lymphoma?

Many: Symptoms can include one or many of the following and others: enlarged lymph nodes (swollen glands), fevers, chills, night sweats, weight loss, itching, new rash, pain, or even unusual things like chest pain after drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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What are the usual lymphoma symptoms?

Variety: It can include fatigue, fevers, night sweats, swollen lymph nodes, bone pain, recurrent infections, anemia. ...Read more

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What is the chance of dying from lymphoma?

It depends: It depends on the stage and the specific type of lymphoma. There can be cures and some very long remissions depending on the type.
The odds also depend on the response to treatment. ...Read more

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What are the different categories of lymphoma?

Hodgkins and non-: The lymphomas are a relatively uncommon group of tumors that are the seventh most common malignancy in the United States. They are divided into Hodgkins and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is however each of these are subdivided into distinct subtypes. The non-Hodgkin lymphomas are further divided into B cell T cell and NK cell diseases. ...Read more

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What is the probability of dying from lymphoma?

Lymphoma: To die from lymphoma, one must first develop one. If you or someone you know has it, it depends on the type of lymphoma. Some are very treatable, some are low grade, etc. Please be more specific. But altogether, lymphoma as a disease group is not that uncommon, especially in the elderly. ...Read more

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My brother has lymphoma. What should I tell him?

Mostly curable: There are two main types of lymphoma, hodgkins and non hodgkins. Most of them are highly curable and treatment mostly consists of chemotherapy and radiation. The exact prognosis depends on the stage, the pathology and size of lymphoma. For most cases we can be optimistic about outcome. ...Read more

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Can I have a website for information on lymphoma?

Lymphoma: Www.lymphoma.org ; www.Cancer.Org, www. Cancer. Com, www. Nccn. Com. ...Read more

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What are the odds of dying from lymphoma nowadays?

What are the odds of dying from lymphoma nowadays?

Depends Stage/type: Hodgkin's and non-hodgkin's lymphomas each have different types and them they are staged one to four. Early stages have upwards of 90 percent survival. Stage four however still has goods odds of survival as well. Unless the specific type/stage of lymphoma is known the exact odds differs. Overall chemotherapy/radiotherapy and immunotherapy has really advanced to increase the odds. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Lymphoma?

Lymphoid cell malig.: Lymphoma is a malignancy developing in the lymphocytes of lymph glands. They present as an enlarging node that continues to grow and then progress to adjacent nodes. Bx shows loss of architecture of the node. It results from a virus such as MMYV entering the Wnt 1 gene of the lymphocyte and followed by over expression of B catenin to cause lymphoma. ...Read more

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Hi I I have some questions about non-hogkins lymphoma?

Hi I I have some questions about non-hogkins lymphoma?

See links for NHL: The national cancer institute provides great information for patients with non-hodgkin lymphoma (nhl).
For adult nhl, see:
http://www. Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/adult-non-hodgkins/patient" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">

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Can you please define lymphoma and can you die from it?

Cancer & yes: Lymphoma is a form of cancer of the lymphoid tissues and a person can die from it. There are good treatments for most types of lymphomas. You may consult this site for info:
http://www. Webmd. Com/cancer/lymphoma/lymphoma-cancer#1 ...Read more

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I think I might have a form of lymphoma. What should I do?

?: You think or you know? If you think you have a problem, visit your family doctor and he/she will either confirm the diagnosis and refer you to an oncologist or disprove it and relieve your anxiety. Health tap is a great venue for certain things but you need more than a "virtual" consultation. If you really have lymphoma, best to you. Most lymphomas are very treatable. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if this were lymphoma, could it be treated?

Lymphomas: ...are amongst the most highly treatable tumors, and many people with lymphoma have been cured. However, there are different types, some of which grow slower and are harder to eradicate. ...Read more

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Will lymphoma kill me?

Will lymphoma kill me?

Eventually: Untreated lymphoma will kill you. Different kinds of lymphoma carry different prognosis and may be more amenable to treatment than others. ...Read more

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Wat is mantle cell lymphoma?

Mantle cell lymphoma: Is a less common b-cell disease in the non-hodgkin's lymphoma group. It tends to be advanced stage when diagnosed, and can have a propensity to involve both the gut and skin. About 20% of cases behave indolently, and treatment is quite effective at diagnosis. Late relapses are common, and treatment is more challenging the second time around. ...Read more

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How can you prevent lymphoma?

You can't: There are no known preventative measures other than staying away from high doses of radiation and known carcinogens. ...Read more

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Is intravascular lymphoma hereditary?

Not necessarily: This is a very rare form of lymphoma and it is not necessarily hereditary. If you had a family member with lymphoma, the best thing to do is to look at your family history and see if there are any other cancers in your first degree relatives. If not, then this lymphoma was likely sporadic. If there are others with a family history, you can go for genetic counseling. ...Read more

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Does a pain in the chest represent lymphoma?

Does a pain in the chest represent lymphoma?

Usually not: Usually lymphoma presents with fever, enlarged lymph nodes, weight loss and abnormal white blood cells on a complete blood count. I would see your doctor to do a physical exam if you are having chest pain - there are many causes of chest pain, some less dangerous than others, but it warrants an exam to be on the safe side. ...Read more

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Which are your leukemia or lymphoma symptoms?

Common Symptoms are: Common signs and symptoms of leukemia and lymphomas include:
fever or chills
persistent fatigue, weakness
frequent infections
losing weight without trying
swollen lymph nodes, enlarged liver or spleen
easy bleeding or bruising
tiny red spots in your skin (petechiae)
excessive sweating, especially at night
bone pain or tenderness
see your doctor. This is a seriocancerus issue. ...Read more

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Leukemia and lymphoma are successfully treated?

Leukemia and lymphoma are successfully treated?

Yes! Absolutely!: Childhood leukemia and lymphoma, for the most part, are very treatable diseases. Certain subgroups of patients have exceptional outcomes. But some don't. So it would depend on the specific type of leukemia/lymphoma. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of leukemia and lymphoma?

Fever is a common Sx: Infections are often a first symptoms, so fever can be the first symptom. So can be poor appetite, weight loss and general weakness. Many times it is enlarged lymph nodes in the neck or groins or armpits especially more so in lymphomas. ...Read more

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How effective is ibrutinib for treating lymphoma?

Ibrutinib: Has been shown to be sufficiently safe and effective to get FDA approval for the treatment of mantle cell lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia. As a newer agent, we are still figuring out its best role, and whether it can be combined with other drugs. Ibrutinib is also being studied in other types of lymphoma. The data is not in yet, but responses have been seen in individual cases. ...Read more