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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Lymphomatoid Papulosis

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How successful are treatments for non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

How successful are treatments for non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

"Very": In general (generalizing 40+ lymphomas), nhl is very responsive to chemotherapy. Refractory (non-responsive) nhl is bad. Not all nhl is curable (eg follicular lymphoma), but even in those cases people often do well with continued treatments and/or maintenance therapy. There are some very difficult/bad lymphomas such as ptcl and lymphomas can cause bad symptoms at diagnosis such as svc syndrome. ...Read more

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Treatment options for diffuse large b-cell lymphoma?

Treatment options for diffuse large b-cell lymphoma?

R-CHOP: The most common regimen is r-chop (rituximab, cytoxan, adriamycin, (doxorubicin) vincristine, prednisone). Other options are epoch-r, a clinical trial. There are several regimens, but the most common regimen is r-chop. It also varies on the stage of the disease. Hope this helps. ...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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Are there new treatments for lymphogranuloma venereum?

Are there new treatments for lymphogranuloma venereum?

No need: We really don't need new treatments for lgv. It's a fairly uncommon infection that is easily treatable with doxycycline. Drainage of buboes or abscesses is sometimes required. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

What are the treatment options for non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

Many, depends: There are many treatment options for non-hodgkin's lymphoma (nhl). There are 40+ sub-types of nhl. While many have the same treatment, the treatment approach and treatment intent varies by lymphoma. If the nhl is cd20+ then the monoclonal antibody Rituximab can be used alone or in combination with standard (cytotoxic) chemotherapy. Other potential tx include radiation and clinical trials. ...Read more

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Treatment options for chronic granulomatous disease? Thanks!

Treatment options for chronic granulomatous disease? Thanks!

Quite a few!: Cgd is an immune deficiency that leads to frequent bacterial and fungal infections. Current treatment can include aggressive and prolonged antibiotic, antifungal, and Prednisone use (sometimes continuously for each as prevention), interferon, white blood cell transfusions, stem cell transplantation, and sometimes bone marrow transplantation. ...Read more

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What are my treatment choices for non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

It depends...: Nhl has over 40 subtypes. Treatment depends on dx, stage, prognosis, tumor & patient factors. Dlbcl: r-chop most common fl: observation vs. Rituximab vs. R-chop vs. R-bendamustine vs. Other... That is vague, but there is no general answer. ...Read more

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What chemotherapy treatments exists for patients with esophageal cancer?

What chemotherapy treatments exists for patients with esophageal cancer?

Many: It depends on the type of esophageal cancer and the stage. Cisplatin plus 5-fu is a common regimen, and it is sometimes given with radiation. Other types of chemo being studied include taxol, gemciteabine, irinotecan, and xeloda (capecitabine). A good website for cancer information is www.Cancer.Gov, the national cancer institute website. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are treatment options for somebody with metastatic melanoma?

What are treatment options for somebody with metastatic melanoma?

Melanoma treatment: The options would include- standard of care treatment vs clinical trials. Standard of care will include: ipilimumab ( yervoy) vs vemurafenib (zelboraf) if there is mutated b-raf receptor on melanoma cells vs il-2 for a very limited type of patients vs palliative care ( hospice ). See more info at www.Cancer.Gov and/or www.Nccn.Com.Discuss with you oncologist the best option for you. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for burkitt's lymphoma?

Chemotherapy: The tumor cells in Burkitt's lymphoma proliferate at a rapid rate and have a characteristic mutation in the MYC oncogene. It is highly responsive to specific combination chemotherapy regimens. The rituximab antibody may also be given. The regimens are intense, so they should be given by qualified hematologist/oncologist in a well equipped hospital. Stem cell transplantation is used for relapses. ...Read more

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What are treatments for leukocytoclastic vasculitis?

What are treatments for leukocytoclastic vasculitis?

Depends: If it is just skin, topical steroids may work. Other times if serious, systemic steroids, methotrexate, Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) or even Dapsone or thalidomide are useful, very rarely. ...Read more

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What are some effective treatments for hydradenitis suppurativa besides surgery?

What are some effective treatments for hydradenitis suppurativa besides surgery?

Hydradenitis: There are various treatment options for hidradenitis suppurativa (hs), a recurrent and suppurative disease, but none is wholly satisfactory or effective. There have been many reports on the efficacy of biologic drugs for the treatment of hs. The biologics that have been very successful in treating hs are enbrel, humira, and remicade (infliximab). ...Read more

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What are differential diagnoses for lichen sclerosis without white spots?and alternative treatment methods for lichen sclerosis? Allergic to Dermovate

What are differential diagnoses for lichen sclerosis without white spots?and alternative treatment methods for lichen sclerosis? Allergic to Dermovate

Diagnosis: Lichen sclerosis is a diagnosis. Differential diagnoses are the possible diagnoses for a set of symptoms. To give you a differential diagnosis we would need to know your symptoms. The definitive diagnosis of lichen sclerosis is made by biopsy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for Hodgkin disease?

What are the treatments for Hodgkin disease?

Radiation and Chemo: the recommended therapy must be individualized on basis of age , extent of disease ,and histopathology of the lesions, Since surgery plays limited therapeutic role ,the mainstays of therapy have been radiation and chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Are there good natural treatments for hodgkin's disease?

Chemoradiation: The standard of care for hodgkins lymphoma usually chemotherapy followed by radiation to the involved area. This will cure over 90% of all cases. There is no proven natural treatment that can replace the above standard of care currently though there are supplementary treatments to help patients to tolerate better. ...Read more

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How effective is rituxan (rituximab) for pemphigus vulgaris as a treatment?

How effective is rituxan (rituximab) for pemphigus vulgaris as a treatment?

Pemphigus vulgaris: Retuxan is used as first or 2nd line drug for pemphigus vulgaris. Steroid is used first but has side effects. Dapsone, sulfasalazine, pentoxiphylline photo therapy, ;, intravenous immunoglobin are also used for this blistery autoimmune disease. Retuxan+ivig has very good remission. Pls. See your dermatologist who has to look at your total picture with other diseases before prescription. Thanks. ...Read more

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There any other non-evasive treatments for basal cell cancers?

There any other non-evasive treatments for basal cell cancers?

Cryosurgery: Small basal cell carcinomas in non-critical areas can be treated with high cure rates with cryosurgery, freezing the basal cell carcinoma. This results in a scan which will require2-3 weeks to heal. It is an option for people who do not want or can not tolerate traditional surgery. Radiation can also be used but it requires multiple sessions over a 5 week period. ...Read more

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What are the most promising treatments for t-cell prolymphocytic leukemia?

What are the most promising treatments for t-cell prolymphocytic leukemia?

Campath (alemtuzumab): T-cell pll is considered a relatively chemotherapy resistant disease. Although treatments with chop, cop, fludarabine, etc are used they usually do not result in long term control of the disease. More recently Campath (alemtuzumab) has been used with increased success. Lastly, bone marrow transplant once in remission is being looked at as a possible consolidation therapy with some promise. ...Read more