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Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma Rash
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Still good prognosis: Survival rates for nhl vary widely, depending on the lymphoma type, stage, age of the patient, and other variables. The overall 5-year relative survival rate for patients with non-hodgkin’s lymphoma is 63% and the 10-year relative survival rate is 51%. All the best, hk. ...Read more
"Very": In general (generalizing 40+ lymphomas), nhl is very responsive to chemotherapy. Refractory (non-responsive) nhl is bad. Not all nhl is curable (eg follicular lymphoma), but even in those cases people often do well with continued treatments and/or maintenance therapy. There are some very difficult/bad lymphomas such as ptcl and lymphomas can cause bad symptoms at diagnosis such as svc syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many, depends: There are many treatment options for non-hodgkin's lymphoma (nhl). There are 40+ sub-types of nhl. While many have the same treatment, the treatment approach and treatment intent varies by lymphoma. If the nhl is cd20+ then the monoclonal antibody Rituximab can be used alone or in combination with standard (cytotoxic) chemotherapy. Other potential tx include radiation and clinical trials. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Only indication is for hodkin's disease, and even in that condition, where it is used as part of the "mopp" regimen, it has been replaced by other regimens. It may have slight activity in other lymphomas but there are now many other effective chemotherapeutic and biologic choices. ...Read more
Along with your Dr.: Your oncologist will review your type of non-hodgkin lymphoma and then discuss treatment. A clinical trial may also be offered and this may take some time on your part to review the study that is given to you. Of course, your doctor and his/her staff, including the research team should be available to help you make a decision on a clinical trial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Depends: Chemotherapy can make you tired as well as your disease. Depending on your overall condition, it may be hard to work full time or at all. The portacath may limit some types of exercise and work duties. It is also good to stay out of crowds to reduce infection. Having said that, I have many patients who have little change in their routine except on the days they receive chemotherapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My grandmother has indolent Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Is this a risk factor for me. or is it only when a parent has it. ?
Low risk: Non Hodgkin's lymphoma, like most cancers, has a slight tendency to run in families. However, it's mostly just random chance that leads to the combination of mutations that cause the disease. Even identical twins are not at very high risk if the other gets it. So I would not worry about a history in grandparents. ...Read more
Lymph system cancer: Nhl is a large group of related cancers which originate in the lymph tissues of the body. These cells normally help fight infection but become cancerous and grow out of control. They may stay in the lymph nodes or also be found in any part of the body or organs. Some grow slowly (indolent) while others are more aggressive. You doctor will run a series of test to stage and type the lymphoma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Indefinitely: If you have completed your treatment and you are in remission, it is recommended that your are seen by an oncologist every 3-6 months for 5 years, and annually thereafter (2012 nccn guidelines). http://www.nccn.org/professionals/physician_gls/pdf/nhl.pdf. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually swollen node: Nhl is a malignancy of the lymphatic system and can present anywhere in the body. There are over 50 subtypes of nhl depending on which organ in involves. Typically, it presents as enlarged lymph nodes and can be associated with other symptoms including fevers, weight loss, itching, shortness of breath. It is diagnosed by removal of a lymph node that is then assigned to the subtype. ...Read more
Reed-Sternberg: Cell, usual logical predictable spread. Nhl may be cd-20+ & b-cell, less predictable, wide ranging prognosis, from chronic & long to quite aggressive. Both treate with multi-aget chemo + rituxin in nhl. ...Read more
NO IT DOES NOT!: Having a family member with non-hodgkin's lymphoma (nhl) may only put you at a slightly increased risk of getting it yourself. But most people who get nhl don't have a relative who has had it, so it isn't a major risk factor. Here are some of the other possible risk factors: 1. Immune system deficiency 2. Automimmune disease 3. Exposure to certain chemicals or radiation 5. Certain infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lime Green: Not really sure why. Hodgkins disease is violet. ...Read more
Anyone briefly tell me what lymphoma (non hodgkin's) is and what types of things/viruses can cause it?
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