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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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Fertility: thoughts on frenchscientists discoving link btw use of ovarian stim drugs to a 2.6 fold increase in acute lymphoma inchildren. Chlomid ok?

Fertility: thoughts on frenchscientists discoving link btw use of ovarian stim drugs to a 2.6 fold increase in acute lymphoma inchildren. Chlomid ok?

Clomid (clomiphene) risk: As with everything in medicine, time will tell, more research, etc also, if Clomid (clomiphene) is the way a couple can have a baby the benefit versus risk of other alternatives must be considered as well as costs. Clomid (clomiphene) is one of the most affordable means to stimulate ovulation. ...Read more

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I am being treated for marginal zone n-h lymphoma with rituxin. After three treatments- no improvement. How long does this drug take? What to use next?

I am being treated for marginal zone n-h lymphoma with rituxin. After three treatments- no improvement. How long does this drug take? What to use next?

Usually: The anti-cd 20 antibody is used with cytotoxics. Commonly a pet-ct is done at the start to identify areas involved. If a lump is not responding, might re-biopsy and check markers and assure its nhl, and not hodgkin's. Alternate chemo and XRT are prospects for true resistance. ...Read more

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What drug is used to treat hodgkin's disease lymphoma?

ABVD: Adriamycin (doxorubicin)
Bleomycin
Vinbastine
Dacarbazine

The combination of the 4, all given every 2 weeks for 8 or 12 times depending on the stage of the cancer is the gold standard ...Read more

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How can one cure hodgkin's lymphoma with non-expensive medicine?

How can one cure hodgkin's lymphoma with non-expensive medicine?

Very difficult: The basic chemo drugs used to treat hodgkin lymphoma (adriamycin, bleomycin, vinblastine, dacarbazine) are old and cheap but the tests and infusion time with nurses and the md visits are expensive. On the other hand these drugs have a very high cure rate even for stage 4 patients. Using anything else would be unconscionable. ...Read more

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Hodgkin lymphoma with HIV and did't taking medicine of HIV so what is condition?

Hodgkin lymphoma with HIV and did't taking medicine of HIV so what is condition?

HL in HIV patient: Hl is one of the common malignancies in patient with HIV or aids. Aids/hiv patients tend to have worse histology and advanced stage. Hiv should be treated as the chemotherapy for lymphoma may be modified by HIV status and CD4 count. Aids is an immunocompromised state. Improving CD4 count is important in the therapy of lymphoma. This is special area. See specialist for detailed advice. ...Read more

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How do find alternative/complementary treatments (e.G. Diet, herbal medicine) that have been clinically found to help with primary CNS lymphoma?

See below: These rare tumors are found in immunocompromised and immunocompatent individuals. Current treatment is based around highdose intravenous Methotrexate plus/minus xrt, or myeloablative chemotherapy followed by autologous stem cell rescue therapy. You need dietary support as this protocol likely makes you weak, but I doubt there is much room for alternative treatments for the primary disorder. ...Read more

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What are the best chemotherapy drugs for non hodgkin lymphoma?

This depends: Non-hodgkin lymphoma comprises many different types of lymphoma. "best" treatment depends upon the subtype of lymphoma. Regimens for b-cell lymphoma include rituximab, and for t-cell do not. Chop, fcr, bendamustine are some of the regimens available. ...Read more

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What is drug is given for stage 2 medistanial b cell lymphoma, is hair loss unavoidable?

What is drug is given for stage 2 medistanial b cell lymphoma, is hair loss unavoidable?

Depends on subtype: Drug combinations are usually given for b-cell lymphomas in the mediastinum. The particular subtype of lymphoma determines the drug selection. Aggressive lymphomas require chemo drugs that almost always cause hair loss. However, some "low grade" lymphomas appear in the chest and can be treated with drugs that do not require alopecia. However, hair loss is reversible, so make sure rx is curative! ...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