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Doctors, what are the symptoms of stage 4 childhood t cell non-hodgkins lymphoma?

Doctors, what are the symptoms of stage 4 childhood t cell non-hodgkins lymphoma?

Start with this link: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-help/about-cancer/cancer-questions/childhood-non-hodgkins-lymphoma

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Dr. Scott Diede
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Hodgkin Disease (Definition)

It is a malignant (cancerous) proliferation of lymphocytes with unique biological, prognostic and diagnostic features. It involves mostly lymph nodes and it may be treated and cured with the use of chemotherapy, radiation or a combination of both. It is considered a lymphoma with excellent long term prognosis ...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

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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 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 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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Do non hodgkins lymphoma rashes come and go?

Do non hodgkins lymphoma rashes come and go?

Yes: Rash is not typical for lymphoma by itself but can be seen with medications/treatment of lymphoma. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about non-hodgkins lymphoma cancer--b type?

Can you tell me about non-hodgkins lymphoma cancer--b type?

NHL (Non Hodgkin's: Lymphoma) is a broad category of lymphomas (anything other than Hodgkin's). They are further classified by the malignant cell type (B or T cell); microscopic appearance (e.g. diffuse large cell, follicular, etc); and by gene mutation profiles. "Staging" (1-4) refers to how widespread the disease is, and is modified as "B" if the patients has systemic symptoms (fever, night sweats, weight loss). ...Read more

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Which is the best current treatment for non-hodgkins lymphoma?

Which is the best current treatment for non-hodgkins lymphoma?

Depends: There are many kinds of non-hodgkin's lymphoma. Each is treated differently depending on specific type and stage. Commonly some sort of chemotherapy is best, but occasionally radiation therapy alone or in combination with chemo, antibody therapy, antibiotics, or even doing nothing right away and closely monitoring the disease may be the preferred course. A good oncologist can guide the way. ...Read more

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If i formerly had burkitt's non hodgkins lymphoma, is the chance of getting a glioma increased?

If i formerly had burkitt's non hodgkins lymphoma, is the chance of getting a glioma increased?

Lymphoma and glioma: It depends on what type of treatment you got for your burkitt's lymphoma. If you received cranial irradiation, then yes, your glioma is a complication of your therapy. For some reason, young men are especially susceptible to this problem. Other 'second malignancies' seen after radiotherapy include leukemia, rhabdomyosarcoma, meningiomas, and ependymomas. ...Read more

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If I used to have burkitt's non hodgkins lymphoma, are the chances of getting a glioma increased?

If I used to have burkitt's non hodgkins lymphoma, are the chances of getting a glioma increased?

Second malignancy: The chances of having a second cancer, following successful treatment of one, are slightly increased. I do not know specifically about glioma. If you have any symptoms or signs of neurologic ailment, you should consult your doctor. ...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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Is there a way for an at risk person to detect early changes (via blood tests etc) that usually precipitate development of non-hodgkins lymphoma?

Is there a way for an at risk person to detect early changes (via blood tests etc) that usually precipitate development of non-hodgkins lymphoma?

Yes: Seeing your general doctor regulary for check-ups and physical exams is the best way. Sometimes you can see signs of lymphoma in a blood test, like a high LDH, but this is not an effective screening method. Only if your doctor suspects that you may have lymphoma should she order further testing. ...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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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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Can stems cells curing non-hodgkins lymphoma?

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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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

Dr. Michael Thompson
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Lymphoma (Definition)

A malignancy developing in the lymphocytes of lymph glands. They present as an enlarging node that continues to grow and then ...Read more