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What to do if I have non hodgkings lymphoma a tye of cancer in the lymp system. is it completely curable I am 30 years old?

What to do if I have non hodgkings lymphoma a tye of cancer in the lymp system. is it completely curable I am 30 years old?

Depends: Curability depends upon subtype of lymphoma, extent of involvement, and effectiveness of treatment. Some non-hodgkin's lymphomas are completely curable given the right circumstances ...Read more

Dr. Michael Thompson
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Lymphoma (Definition)

Lymphoma is cancer of the lymph system, which is an infection fighting collection of nodes of lymph tissue populated by white blood cells and ducts that drain excess fluid. The system ...Read more


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Hi i I have some questions about non-hogkins lymphoma?

Hi i I have some questions about non-hogkins lymphoma?

See links for NHL: The national cancer institute provides great information for patients with non-hodgkin lymphoma (nhl). For adult nhl, see: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/adult-non-hodgkins/patient" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">

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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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What treatment is for b cell non hogkins lymphoma?

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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Which treatment is there for b cell non hogkins lymphoma?

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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If I have non-hodgkin's lymphoma, how often do I need checkups?

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 more

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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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What is non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

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 more

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What is the difference between hodgkin's disease and non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

What is the difference between hodgkin's disease and non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

A lot: Both hodgkin lymphoma (formerly known as hodgkin's disease) and non-hodgkin lymphoma (also known as non-hodgkin's lymphoma) are lymphomas, a type of cancer that originates in a subset of white blood cells called lymphocytes. Lymphocytes are an important part of your immune system. The main difference between hodgkin and non-hodgkin lymphoma is in the specific lymphocyte each involves. ...Read more

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