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Malignancy: A lymphoma isma malignancy of a certain type of white blood cells called lymphocytes. These cells are found in the lymphatic system and the blood stream. When the disease appears primarily in lymph nodes it is called a lymphoma. There are many different types of lymphoma.See 1 more doctor answer
No: Lymphoma itself is not communicable/infectious. However, some infectious diseases may be associated with the development of various types of lymphoma. Eg -- gastric malt (hp0, ocular (chlamydia psittaci), spelnnic (hcv), t cell (htlv1), nhl (hiv), primary effusion (hhv8), ipsid (campylobacter jejuni), primary cutaneous bcl (borrelia burgdorferi).See 2 more doctor answers
B symptoms: Symptoms can include fever, night-sweats and weight loss for both non-hodgkin's lymphoma and hodgkin's disease. These are referred to as b symptoms and they are used in the staging of lymphoma. Thus a stage iii lymphoma with b symptoms would be given a stage iiib status. Other symptoms are related to pressure from the tumor causing pain, or fatigue.See 1 more doctor answer
Cancer.Net info: Depends on type, stage, patient characteristics. There is no one answer. More information is needed. A comprehensive and trusted overview of non-hodgkin lymphoma (nhl) is here: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/lymphoma-non-hodgkin treatment info: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/lymphoma-non-hodgkin/treatment.See 1 more doctor answer
A lot or a few: Most people present after feeling a lump. Some present with weight loss, loss of appetite, unexplained fevers. Some present with unexplained itching of the skin. There are many symptoms depending on where the lymphoma is located. If in the chest, someone may present with a cough. Hope this helps.See 1 more doctor answer
Definitely!: Lymphoma is a broad term, but most types are well treated. Be sure to complete the work up/staging process to make sure that you can be given the most appropriate treatment. Chemotherapy is the 'backbone' of the treatment. In some situations, radiation treatment can be a very important part of treatment. I am sorry that you have been diagnosed with this, but know that medical treatment can help.
More info: More information is needed. Hl or nhl? B cell or t cell? Subtype? Patient characteristics (young and health or old and ill)? There is no one simple answer at the individual patient level. See http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/lymphoma-hodgkin and http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/lymphoma-non-hodgkin.See 2 more doctor answers
Often: There are actually maybe a hundred subtypes by now. Some are famously curable -- most of the time. Some can't be cured -- yet -- but these tend to be slow-growers. In the old days, they were all fatal; be thankful for today's medical interventions that actually work.
Mantle cell lymphoma: Is a less common b-cell disease in the non-hodgkin's lymphoma group. It tends to be advanced stage when diagnosed, and can have a propensity to involve both the gut and skin. About 20% of cases behave indolently, and treatment is quite effective at diagnosis. Late relapses are common, and treatment is more challenging the second time around.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes it may: High ESR is a response to inflammatory process in body due to various disease like Tuberculosis,Rheumatoid arthritis, endocarditis .. list is long.In lymphoma like Hodgkin type higher esr is taken as poor prognosis. However esr is not a diagnostic method for these conditions ESR may be used as a crude method to see the response of treatment in Hodgkin lymphoma