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Doctor insights on: Non Hodgkins Limphoma

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Is non-hodgkins lynphoma common in young adults or Hodgkin's lymphoma ?

Is non-hodgkins lynphoma common in young adults or Hodgkin's lymphoma ?

Most are Hodgkin's: There are a few aggressive T-cell lymphomas in older teens, but the large majority of lymphomas in the group are Hodgkin's. ...Read more

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What is done for non hodgkins lymphoma q?

What is done for non hodgkins lymphoma q?

Work up then treat: Nhl exists in various types and an accurate diagnosis is confirmed with blood work and bone marrow biopsy. Staging with scans (ct, pet, etc) is next. Treatment is initiated based on stage, type, age, organ function, etc. Treatment ranges from chemotherapy, radiotherapy, bone marro transplant or in some cases observation. ...Read more

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How is a person diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma?

How is a person diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma?

Enlarged nodes: Soaking sweats, weight loss, fever> w/u with scans, including pet and biopsy to determine architecture, type, markers and prognosis. ...Read more

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How does non hodgkins lymphoma differ from the others?

How does non hodgkins lymphoma differ from the others?

Curability: Lymphomas fall into two major categories: non hodgkins and hodgkins. Hodgkins has a cure rate of ~90%, while non hodgkins has many different lymphoma subtypes that have widely varying cure rates. Also, hodgkins lymphomas tend to move from one lymph node group to the next one in line, while non hodgkins lymphoma can involve multiple lymph nodes that are widely spaced from each other. ...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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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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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 important is a persons pH when u have non-hodgkins lymphoma ?

How important is a persons pH when u have non-hodgkins lymphoma ?

Urine pH....: The ph that usually is measured and matters most for cancer patients is the ph of the urine. It is important for certain chemotherapy medicines that the ph is in a particular range so that the kidneys are not harmed and can effectively remove toxic byproducts. ...Read more

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

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

Probably a lot: But the biggies are reed-sternberg cells define hd, not found in nhl. Most nhl's are b-cell, where hd is not. Hd spreads contiguously, nhl does not. Both treated with chemo, different kinds, and rituxumab is the new targeted therapy for b-cells, with chemo or conjugated with radio-isotopes. ...Read more

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What do you think, could hodgkins and non hodgkins lymphoma show in a fbc?

What do you think, could hodgkins and non hodgkins lymphoma show in a fbc?

What is FBC?: Do not use abbreviations....this is a new one for me after being a physician for 50 years! This can waste eveyone's time and is a cause to make mistakes due to misinterpretation. ...Read more

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What are the dangers and difference of non hodgkins lymphoma if i don't treat it?

What are the dangers and difference of non hodgkins lymphoma if i don't treat it?

Depends: Strange as it may sound, some nhls are very slow growing and can be left untreated for years. Some others grow lightning fast and promptly cause death. And then there are all sorts of intermediate situations. An oncologist should be able to monitor it properly and decide when and if therapy is indicated. ...Read more

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How do I find what's the difference between hodgkin's disease and non-hodgkins lymphoma?

Cells: Different cell lineages. They are all lymphomas - derived from lymphocytes, but hl and nhl are from different variants of these cells. Both diseases tend to spread through lymph nodes, but the treatments are different (ie different chemo regimen) and they tend to occur at different ages in patients. Not enough room here to go into that much depth of discussion. ...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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Can doctors tell me what does non hodgkins lymphoma look like?

Yes: If you have 3 or more features : Hgb>10 gm/dl, enlarged liver ,spleen ,or nodes , and mediastinal mass. ...Read more

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What is stage 4 non-hodgkins lymphoma and what is the prognosis?

What is stage 4 non-hodgkins lymphoma and what is the prognosis?

Need more info: Stage 4 means involving the bone marrow (or other "extranodal" organs). The prognosis depends on a variety of factors including the subtype of non-hodgkin's lymphoma. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does non hodgkins lymphoma do to the body?

It is a cancer: Like any other cancer, non hodgkin lymphoma can do a lot of damage to your body or even be fatal. In that regard it is no different than any other cancer and it requires proper treatment. But it is more curable than many other types of cancer but less curable than hodgkin lymphoma. ...Read more

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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

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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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I was wondering what are the odds of stems cells curing non-hodgkins lymphoma?

Good odds: Stem cells are used following high dose chemotherapy. The cure is effectively achieved with high dose chemotherapy, the stem cells are used to repopulate the bone marrow so that normal blood formation can be revived. This process is commonly used for treatment of non hodgkins lymphomas as a rescue therapy and can salvage/cure about 50% of cases who have filed to get well with initial chemotherapy. ...Read more

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My dad;s cousin had non hodgkins lymphoma when she was in her 40's -- is it hereditary?

My dad;s cousin had non hodgkins lymphoma when she was in her 40's -- is it hereditary?

Probably not: We still do not know exact causes for NHL. There are many risk factors, such as infection, immunodef, etc. But, there is no evidence thus far that NHL is hereditary. ...Read more