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Medicine For Malt Lymphoma
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thymectomy done, biopsy showed extra nodal marginal zone lymphoma as diagnosis. Is it possible the resection cured me of malt lymphoma?
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
I had a malt lymphoma treated with Bendamustine+rituximab. 6 months after the end of treatment 2 gastro revealed dysplasia and suggested gastroecotomy?
Can't say: This is far too complex a problem to expect an answer on a forum like this. Speak with the doctor(s) treating you. Good luck. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Advised to use remicade (infliximab) for my leftsided colitis. Afraid of drug’s side effects. Do benefits outweigh risks like serious infection & lymphoma?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer