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What is Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma cancer B type?

What is Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma cancer B type?

Cell type: There are two major types of lymphocytes, T and B. Both can cause lymphoma. What you are referring to is a lymphoma of the B cell type. ...Read more

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Lymphoma (Definition)

A malignancy that develops in the lymph glands that causes nodes ...Read more


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Wat is mantle cell lymphoma?

Mantle cell lymphoma: Is a less common b-cell disease in the non-hodgkin's lymphoma group. It tends to be advanced stage when diagnosed, and can have a propensity to involve both the gut and skin. About 20% of cases behave indolently, and treatment is quite effective at diagnosis. Late relapses are common, and treatment is more challenging the second time around. ...Read more

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What treatment is for b cell non hogkins lymphoma?

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What treatment is for b cell non hogkins lymphoma?

Non Hodgkin lymphoma: There are many type of b cells nhl.In general- very responsive to chemo and biological agent- which is the mainstay treatment of nhl. It is also sensitive to radiation tx which sometimes used as a single agent in a very limited localized stage. Treatment would depend on the biology, stage, other prognostic factors- like age, blood counts, symptoms, etc. Radioimmunotherapy, bmt are also available. ...Read more

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

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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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Is diffused b cell lymphoma genetic?

Not really: While there may be a genetic suscepibiltiy to developing lymphoma it is not truly a genetic disease. ...Read more

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Which treatment is there for b cell non hogkins lymphoma?

There is good treatm: B cell lymphomas are commonly treated with chemotherapy which is quite successful in controlling and often curing this cancer. But you need to be in nthe hands of an expert at a major cancer center to obtain the best results. ...Read more

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Is hodkins an non hodkins lymopma curable?

Is hodkins an non hodkins lymopma curable?

Can be: Children and adolescents with Hodgkin lymphoma have approximately a 94% 5 year survival rate with proper treatment. Non Hodgkin lymphoma is a lot harder to predict the prognosis of because there are a lot more factors that go into calculating what a specific individual's prognosis is. There are 3 distinctly different kinds of Non Hodgkin Lymphoma and each have their own ways to determine prognosis ...Read more

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What is diffused b cell lymphoma?

Aggressive lymphoma: This is a type which is usually aggressive and can present at an advanced stage. Fortunately, the majority do respond well to modern chemotherapy regimens. A significant number relapse and require more therapy/ transplant. ...Read more

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How do hodgkin lymphoma and non hodgkin lymphoma differ?

How do hodgkin lymphoma and non hodgkin lymphoma differ?

Spread pattern: Primarily, hodgkins lymphoma teens to spread from one lymph node site to an adjacent site. Non hodgkins lymphoma is more likely to skip lymph node chains to spread distantly. This is why local radiation has historically be more important in the treatment of hodgkins than non hodgkins. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis of stage 4 cancer non hodgkins lymphoma b cell with walderstoms IgM protein 4000?

Fairly good: We have good treatments for nonhodgkins lymphoma such that a fairly large proportion of patients are cured and can live a normal life. At least we can keep them alive for many years with the use of chemotherapy along with a biologic agent/immunotherapy drug called rituximab. ...Read more

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Which is worse, b cell lymphoma or t cell lymphoma?

T-cell NHL: The prognosis for t-cell non-hodgkin's lymphoma (nhl) vs. B-cell nhl depends on multiple factors, but in general t-cell nhl has a worse prognosis. One reason is that b-cell, cd20+ nhl can be treated with the anti-cd20 monoclonal antibody Rituximab in addition to chemotherapy. We currently don't have such an effective, low toxicity antibody (biologic treatment) for t-cell nhl. ...Read more

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Is diffuse large b cell type non hodgkins lymphoma deadly for 49year old male?

Is diffuse large b cell type non hodgkins lymphoma deadly for 49year old male?

It can be cured: We have good treatments for patients with this diagnosis. It is curable in a majority of patients. So tell us more about it such as... who has it and what is being done to treat it??? ...Read more

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Are lymphocyte rich hodgkin's lymphoma and nodular lymphocyte predominant hodgkin's lymphoma the same?

Are lymphocyte rich hodgkin's lymphoma and nodular lymphocyte predominant hodgkin's lymphoma the same?

Sometimes: Both ate classified as hodgkin but they can behave differetlny. Both are treated te same with chemo abvd regimen. Some new data suggest adding Rituxan (rituximab) if cd 20 positive in lymphocyte predominantly disease. ...Read more

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Pathologic diagnosis....Resected thymus shows reactive b cell hyperplasia vs low grade b cell lympho proliferative disorder. Is this lymphoma?

Pathologic diagnosis....Resected thymus shows reactive b cell hyperplasia vs low grade b cell lympho proliferative disorder.  Is this lymphoma?

Could be...: Certain lymphomas grow so slow that sometimes it is difficult for the pathologist to make the call between malignant or not. I suspect they may do additional work on the specimen and that your doctor will evaluate you further with labs, additional scans or another biopsy. If you have not seen a hematologist, maybe this is the time. Don't panic, just follow up his/her lead. Best to you. ...Read more

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Why does a person get large b cell type non hodgkins lymphoma?

Why does a person get large b cell type non hodgkins lymphoma?

There are no obvious: Causitive agents like there is for lung cancer. It doesn't tend to run in families most of the time either. Risk factors for developing it are increasing age, male sex (slightly more common ) and being white. It is uncommon in young females such as yourself, but not unheard of. ...Read more

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How are hodgkin's and non hodgkins lymphoma different?

How are hodgkin's and non hodgkins lymphoma different?

Spread pattern: Primarily, hodgkins lymphoma teens to spread from one lymph node site to an adjacent site. Non hodgkins lymphoma is more likely to skip lymph node chains to spread distantly. This is why local radiation has historically be more important in the treatment of hodgkins than non hodgkins. ...Read more

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Non-hodgkin lymphoma vs. Hodgkin lymphoma, what is the difference?

Non-hodgkin lymphoma vs. Hodgkin lymphoma, what is the difference?

Many.: Nhl is treated with different chemotherapy than hd. Stage for stage hd carries a better prognosis. Hd usually occurs in the young adult and the elderly; nhl occurs most often during middle age. Many different grades of nhl (low grade, intermediate, high) while hd is not divided into grades. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate with large b cell lymphoma stage 4?

What is the survival rate with  large b cell lymphoma stage 4?

50%: However, there are numerous features about an individual lymphoma that point to worse or better survival for that individual. And survival is dependent on treatment as well; the use of the monoclonal antibody, rituximab, greatly impacts on survival. Finally, the medical community does not equate survival with cure, so we tend to talk about five year survival and ten year survival. ...Read more

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Can a person survive high grade b-cell non hodgkins lymphoma?

Yes: Aggressive chemotherapy and sometimes radiation are necessary. The first step after diagnosis is to determine the stage of disease, usually with a pet scan. Then the appropriate treatment course can be determined. ...Read more

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What is badly diffused b cell lymphoma?

Not a common term: Diffuse b cell lymphoma is by definition an aggressive lymphoma which has the ability to spread rapidly if not treated. It is a "bad actor". I assume this term may be referring to a lymphoma that has already spread a good deal before being diagnosed. Even so, these lymphomas are often treatable and can be cured in the majority of cases. ...Read more

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Diagnosis. B.Cell non hodgkin, s lymphoma favor burkitt, s lymphoma. This us the result of biopsy taken during appendicectomy. D20 positive and tdt neg?

CD20 is a B-Cell: Marker hence the assignment of a b-cell nhl. Tdt is an immunohistochemical stain used to classify blood cells. Burkitt's is a very aggressive process -- get started on a plan with a hematologist straight away. ...Read more

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T-cell lymphoma, non-hodgkin's lymphoma - what are they, are they the same thing?

Not really: Non-hodgkin's lymphomas are a very large group of diseases. Lymph cell can be called t cells or b cells based on surface proteins. T cell lymphomas are just one group of non-hodgkins lymphomas. There are also several types of those tcell lymphomas. ...Read more

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How do you treat non-hodgkin's natural killer t-cell lymphoma?

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NK/T cell NHL: The treatment is largely determined by the extent of disease. Patients with localized stage, therapy would be combined radiation and chemotherapy. Patients with disseminated lymphoma, combination chemo would be recommended.. For most patients who achieve a partial response after induction therapy , a bone marrow transplant as consolidation would be recommended. Discuss with your oncologist. ...Read more

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Is cutaneous t-cell lymphoma the same as non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

Not exactly...: Cutaneous t cell lymphoma (ctcl) is a disorder of a type of immune cell, the t cell. Hodgkin's disease is a cancer of b cells, another type of immune cell. Thus ctcl is technically a non-hodgkin's lymphoma. However, people typically use 'non-hodgkin's lymphoma' to describe other types of b cell cancers that do not fit the characteristics of hodgkin's disease. Talk with your doctor for more info. ...Read more

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My father (age 65) is diagnosed with non hodgkin's lymphoma of t cell origin..Doctors said its 2nd stage. Is it curable ?

Not likely curable: But it is often quite treatable, and new drugs are being released quite often. Most persons his age will die with this lymphoma rather than of it. ...Read more

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My fathers biopsy result is below. High grade non hodgkin lymphoma probably of t cell origin. Is it curable?

My fathers biopsy result is below. High grade non hodgkin lymphoma probably of t cell origin. Is it curable?

TcellNHL: The cure is dependent on sub t cell types, stage of disease, age of patient, lymphoma in node or organ, person's ability to do activity of daily living and ldh level. The doctor needs to know these things. Your father's hematologist/oncologist must have them and would be in a better position to answer. Thanks. ...Read more

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My fathers biopsy report is given below. High grade non hodgkin lymphoma probably of t cell origin. Is this curable ?

Lymphomas: High grade lymphomas in general have better chance of cure than low grade. But it depends on lot of other factors also. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

Its cancer of Lymph: Lymphoma is a Cancer arising from the lymph glands. There are several subtypes. Ask your oncologist more about it. Tell us if you or a family member is affected by Lymphoma and what is being done in terms of treatment.?? A majority of lymphomas can be cured when treated with modern treatments. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 28 year old to have non hodgkin's lymphoma.

Normal?: I'm not sure what you mean by normal. It is not uncommon in this age group. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how hodgkin's and non-hodgkin's lymphoma differ?

Two different cancer: These are 2 differnt types of lymph gland cancers and are treated differently and have different prognosis. Hodgkins disease is more often curable(90%) than non-hodgkin lymphoma(about 60% curable). ...Read more

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What's the difference between Hodgkin's lymphoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?

Different lymphomas: There are around 30 different types of lymphoma distinguished by how they look under the microscope, the proteins they bear on their cell surface, and the gene mutations that caused the problem to begin with. The type of treatment varies a lot between the different types and is too complicated to cover here. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America website will be your best bet for more details. ...Read more

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Which is the scientific name for non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

Non Hodgkins lymphom: I know that our does not sound very scientific, but that is the scientific name. There are, however, numerous sub categories of non hodgkins lymphoma. These categories keep changing, though. ...Read more

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Can symptoms of non hodgkin's lymphoma improve without chemo?

Can symptoms of non hodgkin's lymphoma improve without chemo?

No: Non-hodgkin lymphoma (nhl), like other cancers, requires treatment. That treatment can be varied (surgery, chemotherapy, radiation), but it is required for the cancer to be treated. It will not regress on its own. ...Read more

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Can you donate plasma after being treated for, and cured, of non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

Probably not: For most uses, habing had this illness and the required therpies would then make you ineligible to donate. However, of it ha been many yrs and the need of someone else for your plasma were overwhelming then it might be possible. ...Read more

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Can non-hodgkin's lymphoma ever look like hodgkin's lymphoma even under a microscope?

NO: Pathologists are experts in their field, both lymphomas have their own distinct features, one cannot be mistaken for other , just like a cow can not be mistaken for a horse or horse for a cow. ...Read more

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I am a nervous wreck. My daughter has non-hodgkin's lymphoma. Can you tell me about it?

I am a nervous wreck. My daughter has non-hodgkin's lymphoma. Can you tell me about it?

What type?: There are multiple type of nhl? They have a varying prognosis. Do you know what subtype she has? ...Read more

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Anyone briefly tell me what lymphoma (non hodgkin's) is and what types of things/viruses can cause it?

Good review.: A nice overall review can be found in wikipedia or at http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/lymphoma. I hope this begins to explain to you a rather complicated disease. Please write back with more specific questions if they arise. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i see violet for hogdkin's lymphoma.But i need the color for non hodgkin's lymphoma. Anyone know?

Colorful: I am an oncologist with 50 years in cancer medicine. I have absolutely no clue as to what you are asking. As a student of Hodgkin's disease and well versed also in NHL (non-Hodgkin's lymphoma), I have never heard of color associated with either lymphoma. ...Read more