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What is large cell t cell lymphoma exactly?

What is large cell t cell lymphoma exactly?

Cancer of T-cells: T-cell non-hodgkin's lymphoma is a cancer of the t type (subset) of lymphocytes. Other types of lymphocytes include b cells. Other lymphomas include over 40 subtypes including hodgkin's lymphoma. ...Read more

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Which is worse, b cell lymphoma or t cell lymphoma?

Which is worse, b cell lymphoma or t cell lymphoma?

T-cell NHL: The prognosis for t-cell non-hodgkin's lymphoma (nhl) vs. B-cell nhl depends on multiple factors, but in general t-cell nhl has a worse prognosis. One reason is that b-cell, cd20+ nhl can be treated with the anti-cd20 monoclonal antibody Rituximab in addition to chemotherapy. We currently don't have such an effective, low toxicity antibody (biologic treatment) for t-cell nhl. ...Read more

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What is hepatosplenic t cell lymphoma?

What is hepatosplenic t cell lymphoma?

A Rare Lymphoma: Hstcl is a rare cancer of the the white blood cells. It usually affects young men with a history of immunosuppression for other diseases like inflammatory bowel disease (uc and/or crohn's) or after an organ transplant. The bad cells usually grow in the liver, spleen and bone marrow. It is treated with chemotherapy and possibly a bone marrow transplant. It unfortunately can be difficult to cure. ...Read more

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What does basal cell carcinoma feel like? My father has basal cell carcinoma and he constantly assures us that it doesn’t hurt. Does basal cell carcinoma cause any pain? .

What does basal cell carcinoma feel like? My father has basal cell carcinoma and he constantly assures us that it doesn’t hurt.  Does basal cell carcinoma cause any pain?

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Usually not painful: Usually no unless it ulcerates. It is a localized skin cancer (rarely spreads) and most times can be addressed fairly easily by a plastic surgeon with excision and local flap reconstruction. Take him to a specilaist so that it can be addressed while the lesion is small. ...Read more

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What are helper T cells, killer T cells, and B cells?

What are helper T cells, killer T cells, and B cells?

Lymphocytes: Part of white blood cells, there are different types of lymphocytes, all look alike under the microscope, their functions differ, as their names imply, helper T cells orchestrate most of the immune system functions,killer T cells,are one of the first lines of body defence against invading microorganisms,and B cells' main function is to produce antibodies against microbes with the help of T cells ...Read more

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How long can mantle cell lymphoma go undetected? Where does mantle cell lymphoma show up?

Months, anywhere: Mantle cell lymphoma is a rare subtype of non-hodgkin's lymphoma. It usually grows relatively slowly and might take several weeks to a few months to develop. It most commonly presents in the lymph nodes, the blood, and the spleen although it can also present anywhere in the G.I. Tract from the stomach down to the colon. ...Read more

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I don't have sickle cell disease but he does, will our child have it?

I don't have sickle cell disease but he does, will our child have it?

Depends: If you have no sickle gene at all, then all the offspring would carry trait but not have the sickle disease. If you carry the trait, you have a 50% risk with any pregnancy of producing a kid that has sickle cell disease. ...Read more

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Do follicular lymphoma cell divide? how does this disease progress if no transformation occurs?

Follicular lymphoma: is characterized by relatively slow cell proliferation, at least compared to other types of lymphoma. For this reason, it is classified as an "indolent" lymphoma. A characteristic gene mutation in follicular lymphoma involves a gene called BCL2, which results in reduced tumor cell death. The net result is a slow growing tumor that is easy to treat but hard to completely eradicate. ...Read more

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Do cell phones mess with brain waves?

Do cell phones mess with brain waves?

Not directly: The message, not the messenger, is more likely to affect your brain function. Power emission of cell phones is so low that alteration of brain electrical activity will not occur. Despite media concern, many studies have failed to conclusively document increase of brain tumors in cell phone users. The content of the phone call will affect your brain activity much more strongly than the phone. ...Read more

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Help docs, is human t cell leukemia/lymphotropic virus type 1 (htlv-1) contagious?

Help docs, is human t cell leukemia/lymphotropic virus type 1 (htlv-1) contagious?

Yes: The virus is present in blood and can be transmitted like HIV is transmitted. See this site for more info. http://www.htlv1.eu/htlv_one.html ...Read more

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What countries do stem cell therapy?

What countries do stem cell therapy?

Legitimacy?: Before traveling for stem cell therapy make sure it is legitimate - people travel to some countries and get who knows what labeled as stem cells. I would be hesitant to go to any other country for treatment such as this. ...Read more

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How many people have spindle cell neoplasm?

How many people have spindle cell neoplasm?

It is not rare: Spindle neoplasms are often labeled sarcomas which are an uncommon class of cancers, yet they make up about 10, 000 to 12, 000 cases in the us per year. ...Read more

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A person has pnh, normocellular bone marrow, but has falling neutrophils and platelets. No mds or other clonal disorder. R/o what else?

A person has pnh, normocellular bone marrow, but has falling neutrophils and platelets. No mds or other clonal disorder. R/o what else?

Complicated: Likely more info needed and too complicated to answer here. With normocellular bone marrow and low peripheral blood counts, consider autoimmune mechanism (itp for platelets). Also look at pnh status. ...Read more

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Brother died of mediastinal germ cell cancer. How can I be sure we did everything? Had chemo, radiation, stem cell transplant, and surgeries.

Brother died of mediastinal germ cell cancer. How can I be sure we did everything? Had chemo, radiation, stem cell transplant, and surgeries.

Forgive my frankness: I'm sorry about your brother. We cure around 90% of these nowadays and the treatments you've listed are the right ones. Sadly, cancer quackery is protected by free speech. Whenever a young person dies, you will be approached by charlatans or their dupes and told, 'if only you had done thus-and-so.' it's hard to respond and simply adds to your pain. You didn't miss an easy 'natural' cure. Peace. ...Read more

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CBC results showed a note saying one blast like cell seen. But wbc differential- no blast. He has MDS with 1% blast in marow. What is blast like cell?

CBC results showed a note saying one blast like cell seen. But wbc differential- no blast. He has MDS  with 1% blast in marow. What is blast like cell?

Premature cell: A blast is a developing white blood cell and matures into a functional cell. It sounds like there where minimal blast which is probably a good sign considering his disease. However, this should ultimately discussed with his oncologist. ...Read more

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Ibrutinib: do you know if this drug works with plasma cell leukemia?

Ibrutinib: do you know if this drug works with plasma cell leukemia?

I am not aware: of data using Ibrutinib to treat plasma cell leukemia. It is being used to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia which is a different disease ...Read more

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