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Doctor insights on: Non Hodgkins Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma

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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

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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My dad has stage 3b non hodgkins lymphoma of the diffuse large b cell type.What are the chances of his survival? First chemo went well.

My dad has stage 3b non hodgkins lymphoma of the diffuse large b cell type.What are the chances of his survival? First chemo went well.

Group with 3 B: Has disease on both sides of diaphragm, and symptoms of sweats, weight loss, and/or fever. Bulk, co-morbidities, tolerance of therapy influence. More than 3 of 4 are cured. ...Read more

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My dad has large diffuse b cell type non hodgkins lymphoma stage 3b.Will he be fine? Its very hard to believe he has cancer.Am i going to lose him?

My dad has large diffuse b cell type non hodgkins lymphoma stage 3b.Will he be fine? Its very hard to believe he has cancer.Am i going to lose him?

Maybe: I'm sorry about your dad. If you have doubts, have a couple of pathologists review the biopsy. Very often this is asympatomatic. Maybe 70% overall get a cure. I am glad he has you during this difficult time. ...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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Can a person survive high grade b-cell non hodgkins lymphoma?

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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My cousin has large cell non hodgkins lymphoma. She has an infiltration of her liver. How is this treated & side effects? She's in stage 3.

My cousin has large cell non hodgkins lymphoma. She has an infiltration of her liver. How is this treated & side effects? She's in stage 3.

Multi-drug chemo: The standard treatment regimen is rchop chemotherapy given outpatient every 3 weeks for a total of 6 doses. Sometimes physicians will add an additional drug Methotrexate to protect the brain. ...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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Can stems cells curing non-hodgkins lymphoma?

Yes.: Stem cell transplantation, usually from the patient's own bone marrow (autologous stem cell transplantation) can dure certain types of lymphoma that was not cured by chemotherapy. Transplantation using another person's cells (allogeneic transplant) is more experimental, but also capable of curing patients where other treatments have failed. ...Read more

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What is the probability of stems cells curing non-hodgkins lymphoma?

What is the probability of stems cells curing non-hodgkins lymphoma?

Depends: Some patients have had great success with such treatment. Depends on the specific cell type. ...Read more

Dr. Ephraim Hochberg
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Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma (Definition)

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, is a type of cancer where the slow overgrowth of a type of immune cell leads to lymph node enlargement, weight loss, night sweats, fatigue, abdominal ...Read more