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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 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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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

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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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What kind of doctor should I see if I have non-hodgkins lymphoma?

A hematologist or: A medical oncologist; checking board certification status is a good idea. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for non-hodgkins lymphoma cancer?

Combination chemotx.: This is a very aggressive disease that almost always results in death within one year if not treated. However, if treated, many can be cured. The treatment is usually combination chemo.: 4 cycles of chop (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisone), followed by radiation therapy. If cure is not attained, high dose chemo. And autologous hematopoetic stem cell transplant can be done. ...Read more

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Should i tell my ENT that i suspect non hodgkins lymphoma?

Should i tell my ENT that i suspect non hodgkins lymphoma?

Yes: I am not sure why are you suspecting lymphoma but it matters especially if a lymph node biopsy is needed. A complete excision of lymph node might be needed for accurate diagnosis . Often times a sample of the lymph node (fna biopsy) fails to reveal diagnosis of lymphoma because there isn't enough tissue. ...Read more

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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 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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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

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)

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