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What is lymphoma?

What is lymphoma?

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. ...Read more

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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


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Is lymphoma inherited?

Is lymphoma inherited?

Rarely: There is a very small risk of hereditary lymphoma. First degree relatives of patients with myeloma, lymphoma or cll carry a slightly higher chance of getting these diseases. ...Read more

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Is lymphoma transmissible?

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). ...Read more

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What is hotchkins lymphoma ?

What is hotchkins lymphoma
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Hodgkin's lymphoma: Hodgkin's lymphoma is a cancer of b cell lymphocytes in lymphatic organ/lymph glands. It is separated from other b cell lymphoma based on its unique clinical and pathological features. ...Read more

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What are the signs of lymphoma?

What are the signs of lymphoma?

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. ...Read more

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Is nonhodgkins lymphoma cureable?

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. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lymphomas?

They vary: Could be no symptoms or weight loss, drenching night sweats, development of enlarged lymph nodes, fevers, infections, fatigue..Many of these are caused by the disease progressing and causing other problems. ...Read more

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What are the signs that you have lymphoma?

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. ...Read more

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What happens if I had lymphoma, could it be treated?

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. ...Read more

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What are the chances of surviving lymphoma in the u.S.?

Depends on the type: There are many different types of lymphoma. Some are very aggressive and need therapy right away and others are slow growing. The success rate depends on the type of lymphoma. Please ask this question again with more specifics about the type of lymphoma. ...Read more

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