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Polymerase Chain Reaction (Definition)

Polymerase chain reaction is a method of finding a specific piece of dna and copying it over and over again until there is enough to study. The technique allows a scientist to detect very small amounts of dna in a swab sample then reproduce enough of it to study it. It is very sensisitive for detecting the presence of certain bacteria and is also used in doing other ...Read more


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Average life span for patients with mantle cell lymphoma?

Stage ?: Depends on stage. There are two subsets of mantle cell nhl. One is an indolent subset in which 5 yr survival approaches 70-80%. The othe more aggressive subset has a prognosis of only 50/50 at three years. But stage also matters. ...Read more

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Wat is mantle cell lymphoma?

Wat is mantle cell lymphoma?

B-cell lymphoma: It is a subtype of b-cell lymphoma due to cd5 positive antigen-naive pre germinal center b-cell within the mantle zone that surrounds normal germinal center follicles.It is one othe rarest of the non hodgkin's lymphoma. ...Read more

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Mantle cell lymphoma - is that like a hodgkin's?

Mantle cell lymphoma - is that like a hodgkin's?

Non hodgkin's: Mantle cell lymphoma is a subset of non hodgkin's lymphoma. Under microscope, it looks like clusters of small size of lymphoid cells mimicking appearance of indolent/slow-progressing lymphoma, however it behaves like an agressive lymphoma. The treatment would be combinations of chemotherapies plus biological therapy. ...Read more

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What is the rang in life expectancy with mantle cell lymphoma?

What is the rang in life expectancy with mantle cell lymphoma?

MIPI: This is imperfect, but this calculator can be uesd to determine prognosis in mantle cell lymphoma (mcl). Mcl international prognostic index (mipi): https://www.Qxmd.Com/calculate-online/hematology/prognosis-mantle-cell-lymphoma-mipi -- additional supportive and treatment options may improve these numbers. ...Read more

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What type of nodes would appear with mantle cell lymphoma or any other type of malignancy? Would they be rigid and fixed or can they be soft and moveable? Internist felt node but said likely benign.

What type of nodes would appear with mantle cell lymphoma or any other type of malignancy? Would they be rigid and fixed or can they be soft and moveable? Internist felt node but said likely benign.

Lymph node: Generally malignant lymph nodes are firm, but I have seen some that were soft and movable. If this node doesn't recede within a week or so, and if new enlarged nodes appear a biopsy would seem advisable. Discuss this with your physician and he/she will advise you about what type of follow-up is best. ...Read more

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For what length of time can mantle cell lymphoma go undetected?

It depends: Most lymphomas grow quite fast. That is often the case with mantle cell lymphoma too. So i would say it takes 3-6 months before the symptoms become pretty severe that we/you can not miss it easily. ...Read more

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How long can mantle cell lymphoma go undetected? Where does mantle cell lymphoma show up?

How long can mantle cell lymphoma go undetected?  Where does mantle cell lymphoma show up?

Months, anywhere: Mantle cell lymphoma is a rare subtype of non-hodgkin's lymphoma. It usually grows relatively slowly and might take several weeks to a few months to develop. It most commonly presents in the lymph nodes, the blood, and the spleen although it can also present anywhere in the G.I. Tract from the stomach down to the colon. ...Read more

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Pcr (Definition)

Polymerase chain reaction is used in molecular biology to amplify copies of dna. It is used in dna cloning for sequencing, functional analysis of genes, identification of genetic finger prints, diagnosis of hereditary ...Read more


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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