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Doctor insights on: Non Hodgkins Lymphoma Spread To Lungs

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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

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...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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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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I was wondering what are the odds of stems cells curing non-hodgkins lymphoma?

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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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

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


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