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Is hodkins an non hodkins lymopma curable?

Is hodkins an non hodkins lymopma curable?

Can be: Children and adolescents with Hodgkin lymphoma have approximately a 94% 5 year survival rate with proper treatment. Non Hodgkin lymphoma is a lot harder to predict the prognosis of because there are a lot more factors that go into calculating what a specific individual's prognosis is. There are 3 distinctly different kinds of Non Hodgkin Lymphoma and each have their own ways to determine prognosis ...Read more

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Lymphoma (Definition)

A malignancy that develops in the lymph glands that causes nodes ...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 do hodgkin lymphoma and non hodgkin lymphoma differ?

How do hodgkin lymphoma and non hodgkin lymphoma differ?

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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Are lymphocyte rich hodgkin's lymphoma and nodular lymphocyte predominant hodgkin's lymphoma the same?

Are lymphocyte rich hodgkin's lymphoma and nodular lymphocyte predominant hodgkin's lymphoma the same?

Sometimes: Both ate classified as hodgkin but they can behave differetlny. Both are treated te same with chemo abvd regimen. Some new data suggest adding Rituxan (rituximab) if cd 20 positive in lymphocyte predominantly disease. ...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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Can symptoms of non hodgkin's lymphoma improve without chemo?

Can symptoms of non hodgkin's lymphoma improve without chemo?

No: Non-hodgkin lymphoma (nhl), like other cancers, requires treatment. That treatment can be varied (surgery, chemotherapy, radiation), but it is required for the cancer to be treated. It will not regress on its own. ...Read more

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Is non hodgkin lymphoma early stage curable?

Is non hodgkin lymphoma early stage curable?

Depends on type: There are many different subtypes of non-hodgkin lymphoma. Some of these subtypes are very curable at early or even at advanced stage. Some of the subtypes are very difficult to cure even at very early stages. ...Read more

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Most effective chemotherapy agent for non small cell type 1 lung cancer?

Most effective chemotherapy agent for non small cell type 1 lung cancer?

Molecular map reqd: We know now that about 50% of non small cell lung cancers have a detectable mutation that has a targeted drug to that mutation. This means that the most effective drugs can be used efficiently and targetted to the specific tumor cell type. Mind you although 50% do not have drugs that are capable of targetting a specific mutation we still do know the mutations. There are molecular tests to use. ...Read more

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What treatments are there for stage 4 non hodgkin's lymphoma?

What treatments are there for stage 4 non hodgkin's lymphoma?

Many good treatments: You should go and see a Medical oncologist. They can treat you with chemotherapy which works very well and can often cure this disease. But avoid delays in getting to a good Oncologist or to a major Cancer center where you can find specialists for treating 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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Which treatment is there for b cell non hogkins lymphoma?

There is good treatm: B cell lymphomas are commonly treated with chemotherapy which is quite successful in controlling and often curing this cancer. But you need to be in nthe hands of an expert at a major cancer center to obtain the best results. ...Read more

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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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What treatment is for b cell non hogkins lymphoma?

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What treatment is for b cell non hogkins lymphoma?

Non Hodgkin lymphoma: There are many type of b cells nhl.In general- very responsive to chemo and biological agent- which is the mainstay treatment of nhl. It is also sensitive to radiation tx which sometimes used as a single agent in a very limited localized stage. Treatment would depend on the biology, stage, other prognostic factors- like age, blood counts, symptoms, etc. Radioimmunotherapy, bmt are also available. ...Read more

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Mantle cell lymphoma - is that like a hodgkin's?

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Mantle cell lymphoma - is that like a hodgkin's?

Non hodgkin's: Mantle cell lymphoma is a subset of non hodgkin's lymphoma. Under microscope, it looks like clusters of small size of lymphoid cells mimicking appearance of indolent/slow-progressing lymphoma, however it behaves like an agressive lymphoma. The treatment would be combinations of chemotherapies plus biological therapy. ...Read more

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Can non-hodgkin's lymphoma ever look like hodgkin's lymphoma even under a microscope?

NO: Pathologists are experts in their field, both lymphomas have their own distinct features, one cannot be mistaken for other , just like a cow can not be mistaken for a horse or horse for a cow. ...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 non-hodgkin lymphoma be cured?

Yes,: The cure rate for non-hodgkin lyphoma is high and getting higher by the newer medications. It starts in the lymph nodes. Cure rates depend on 1- stage: limited versus advanced and/or involving other tissues, like liver or bone marrow. 2- type of lymphoma, small, diffuse, low grade or high grade.There are books and books on lymphoma. Trust your medical team and proceed. Be optimistic and beat it. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of non hodgkin lymphoma?

Fever, sweats: The classic "b" symptoms are fever, drenching night sweats, and weight loss. Signs include enlarged lymph nodes, especially in the neck and arm pits, and enlargement of the spleen. Some patients may become anemic and if so would look pale. Diagnosis requires biopsy as many other conditions present similarly. If concerned see your doctor. ...Read more

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What's the diagnosis method for non hodgkin lymphoma?

NHL remains: A disease of nodes, but can start in extranodal sites (bones, liver, etc). It also can produce symptoms of fever, soaking night sweats, and weight loss (b symptoms). ...Read more