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Doctor insights on: Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma Pathophysiology

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How is non-hodgkin's lymphoma diagnosed?

How is non-hodgkin's lymphoma diagnosed?

Scans and biopsy: Patients may have a lump(s) or feel quite ill with fever, night sweats, weight loss and/or anemia which brings them in to the ED or md. Many times blood tests and scans/x-rays are done which lead to a suspicion of lymphoma. A biopsy is required to prove that indeed the patient has lymphoma and also to tell exactly what type of lymphoma they have. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Thompson
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What are the tests for non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

What are the tests for non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

Non-Hodgkin's test: Although a diagnosis of non-hodgkin's lymphoma can be suspected by certain lab results (ldh, spep, cbc, beta-2 microglobulin), there is no way to diagnose it without doing a biopsy (of a lymph gland or the bone marrow or the affected organ). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

None or Many: Swollen glands fever sweats weight loss pain alcohol intolerance rash shortness of breath fatigue swelling headache itching assorted other symptoms depending on type, location, stage, organ involvement, etc/. ...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?

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?

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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Dr. Ephraim Hochberg
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