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Is the drug neulasta (pegfilgrastim) (pegrilgrastim) ever used for hodgkin disease?

Is the drug neulasta (pegfilgrastim) (pegrilgrastim) ever used for hodgkin disease?

Sometimes: Pegfilgrastim (neulasta) is white blood cell stimulant that can be used after chemotherapy to help the white blood cells recover. In some situations it could be used after chemotherapy for hodgkin disease. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Diede
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Hodgkin Disease (Definition)

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


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What causes Hodgkin disease?

What causes Hodgkin disease?

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

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Is there a hodgkin disease cure yet?

Yes: Combination chemotherapy and plus/minus radiation therapy- would be the cure for hodgkin's lymphoma. ...Read more

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What if hodgkin disease isn't treated?

What if hodgkin disease isn't treated?

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

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What are the symptoms of Hodgkin disease?

Enlarge lymph node: Hodgkin disease usually presents as a painless enlarged firm superficial lymph node in 90% in cervical area, and patient have malaise, fever, weight loss, and night sweat. ...Read more

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Is there a hodgkin disease permanent cure?

Hodgkin's lymphoma: Depending on the stage and biology of lymphoma- chemotherapy plus radiation therapy can cure and do cure hodgkin's lymphoma. Discuss with your oncologist in detail regarding your prognosis. ...Read more

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I have hodgkin disease. Is it possible to recover?

High cure rate: Yes, hodgkins lymphoma is one of the diseases that if, properly diagnosed and treated, has a high cure rate. Definitely the cure rate (percentege) depends on the stage, age, gender and specific histologic subtype. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hodgkin disease?

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

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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

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What are the treatments for Hodgkin disease?

Radiation and Chemo: The recommended therapy must be individualized on basis of age, extent of disease, and histopathology of the lesions, Since surgery plays limited therapeutic role, the mainstays of therapy have been radiation and chemotherapy. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for non-hodgkin disease?

What is the treatment for non-hodgkin disease?

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

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Do they ever use chemotherapy for hodgkin disease?

Do they ever use chemotherapy for hodgkin disease?

Yes: Chemotherapy is frequently used to treat hodgkin lymphoma. The amount of chemotherapy and use of radiation depend on the stage of the disease. This is a highly curable type of cancer. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is hodgkin disease definition?

Could you explain what is hodgkin disease definition?

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

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How can the life of a patient who is diagnosed with hodgkin disease change?

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

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Can you tell me is having 1 out of 8 symptoms for leukemia or hodgkin disease bad?

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

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Can you tell me how the life of a patient who is diagnosed with hodgkin disease change?

Stage: It depend to stage of disease, with use of radiotherapy or combination chemotherapy or both an overall 5 year survival rate 90 per cent ans 10 year survival 80 percent can be achieved. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for non-hodgkin disease that is stage 2?

It depends on type: There are several types of non-hodgkins lymphoma. Some have very long survivals but few cures. Others can be cured. Your doctor can tell you more based upon the pathologists report. ...Read more

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Can you please define hodgkin disease treatment?

Depends on the Stage: Depending on the stage of the disease, the initial therapy for hodgkin's disease is a usually chemotherapy, radiation, or a combination of both. ...Read more

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Is hodgkin disease curable by homeopathy or ayurvedic?

Is hodgkin disease curable by homeopathy or ayurvedic?

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

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Could having leukopenia lead to hodgkin disease or any other type of cancers?

Could having leukopenia lead to hodgkin disease or any other type of cancers?

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

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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

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Is hodgkin disease curable by homeopathy or natural treatment?

Is hodgkin disease curable by homeopathy or natural treatment?

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

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What to do if I have lymphoma or hodgkin disease or colon cancer help?

Oncologist: Once a diagnosis is made, you would most likely be referred to an oncologist. Hope this helps. ...Read more