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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
A person has pnh, normocellular bone marrow, but has falling neutrophils and platelets. No mds or other clonal disorder. R/o what else?
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