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Medicine For Hodgkin Disease
It is a malignant (cancerous) proliferation of lymphocytes with unique biological, prognostic and diagnostic features. It involves mostly lymph nodes and it may be treated and cured with the use of chemotherapy, radiation or a combination of both. It is considered a lymphoma with excellent long term prognosis ...Read more
Cause of Hodgkin's: Hodgkin's disease is of unclear etiology. A clone of B lymphocytes undergoes a genetic mutation (possibly caused by a virus) and begins to proliferate without control. The body's immune system reacts to these abnormal cells in the lymph nodes and causes the nodes to swell. The disease can also involve the spleen, liver, bone marrow, and other organs when advanced. The treatment is usually curative. ...Read more
Worse and die: People do die from hodgkin's lymphoma. It will no go away by itself. So, if it is not treated - it will continue to grow and ultimately one will die from it from different mechanism- for instance- from infection, organ failure or bleeding etc. Depending on the stage and biology- hodgkin's lymphoma can be cured with combination of chemo/radiation. See your md and discuss your option. ...Read more
A type of lymphoma: It is a malignant (cancerous) proliferation of lymphocytes with unique biological, prognostic and diagnostic features. It involves mostly lymph nodes and it may be treated and cured with the use of chemotherapy, radiation or a combination of both. It is considered a lymphoma with excellent long term prognosis and high cure rates. ...Read more
How long does hodgkin disease develops? How long it takes from start of disease to get my nodes enlarged?
Hard to say....: The natural history of hodgkin disease is difficult to know. Lymph nodes can enlarge quite rapidly, though not at fast as certain other lymphomas (for example t-cell). It is almost impossible to say how long it takes for lymph nodes to become enlarged, because we don't go looking for microscopic disease at the beginning when a patient has no symptoms. Good treatments exist. I wish you well. ...Read more
NHL treatment: There are a lot of different types of non hodgkin's lymphoma treatment will depend on the type, the biology and the stage of nhl. In general, treatment for nhl would include systemic teatment such as chemotherapy +/- biological therapy, radioimmuntherapy. Radiation therapy is also used in the right setting vs clinical trial. Read more at www. Lls. Org, www.Cancer.Gov or www. Nccn. Com. Discuss with md. ...Read more
Curable lymphoma: Lymphoma is a lymph node cancer that falls into two major categories: non hodgkins (nhl) and hodgkins. Hodgkins has a cure rate of ~90%, while nhl has many different lymphoma types with much lower cure rates. If you had to get lymphoma, I would choose hodgkins. Best luck to you! ...Read more
Little or a lot: How life changes depends on the stage, and the histological type of the disease as well as how the patient deals with the disease. By and large hodgkins disease requires chemotherapy and/orradiation depending on the stage. The length and intensity of chemotherapy depends on the stage of the disease. Some patints manages the treatment well without changing life's routine much, while others do not. ...Read more
Probably not: It's hard to tell from the information you provided but probably not. The diagnosis of leukemia or hodgkin lymphoma relies on a qualified physician, usually a hematologist/oncologist, interpreting clinical signs and symptoms as well as laboratory tests. There is a lot more to the diagnosis than 8 or any other number of symptoms. Consulting with your physician is recommended. ...Read more
Possibly but...: In his book a homeopathic approach to cancer dr. Ramakrishnan reports 77% success in 85 patients with hodgkin's; these are not all "cures" but patients who are show improvement. There are some cases that appear to be cured. However, given that western medicine has a good success rate in hodgkin's, I would advise using homeopathy & Ayurveda as complements to conventional treatment in most cases. ...Read more
YES: Leukopenia means low white cell count. It can be associated with various things, which can include: infection (eg., cold/ flu, typhoid, hiv, aids, malaria, tuberculosis, etc), aplastic anemia, cancer (eg, hogkin's lymphoma, leukemia, myelofibrosis, etc.), metabolic deficiencies (eg, copper, zinc and folate (folic acid) deficiencies), or treatment-related (eg, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, etc). ...Read more
How much can human lives in aids without treat and with treatment? What's is condition when aids and hodgkin disease mix?
Big Questions: These are huge questions that are not easily answered in this forum. No doctor in the entire world would let a patient go untreated if they have HIV infection. Hodgkins lymphoma and non-hodglins lymphoma are seen in untreated HIV infected individuals at rates greater than seen in the rest of the human population. Both of these problems are now easily treated and no one should die from either. ...Read more
I have alot of symptoms for the Hodgkin disease. What should I do? I am 24. I eat healthy & workout every day. Why is this happening to me?
Hodgkin disease: You need treatment for Hodgkin'sGet a more detailed answer ›
No: No. Unfortunately, I do not think so. Hodgkin's disease is a cancer that in many cases, we can cure. The cure rate will be very high- especialy if diagnosed at early stage. Please do not waste your time. See an oncologist/hematologist and have the work-up and treatment started. Homeopathy/natural therapy are meant to be a complementary medicine- that will be additional to the standard therapy. ...Read more
Oncologist: Once a diagnosis is made, you would most likely be referred to an oncologist. Hope this helps. ...Read more
My doctor said that a hodgkin disease/lymphoma would always be detected in a blood test. All medical sites say this is not the case. What do I do now?
Get another: Opinion. In many cases of hd and nhl the blood work could be unremarkable. ...Read more