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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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What is the definition or description of: burkitt lymphoma?

What is the definition or description of: burkitt lymphoma?

Agressinve : This is an aggressive lymphoma that is seen in children and adults. It has a group of specific biologic markers and is one of the high grade lymphomas. ...Read more

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Is burkitt lymphoma's heredity?

Is burkitt lymphoma's heredity?

No: This aggressive lymphoproliferative disorder is linked to eb virus activity, and some earlier familial cases are now thought to be secondary to the common environment rather than common genes. ...Read more

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Can you die from burkitt lymphoma?

Yes: Burkitt's lymphoma is an aggressive type of cancer that requires treatment with chemotherapy. It can be life threatening without therapy. ...Read more

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Describe the features of burkitt lymphoma?

Very aggressive: One categorization of the many types of lymphoma is: indolent, aggresssive, very aggressive. Brukitt lymphoma (bl) is a very aggressive lymphoma. It proliferates (grows) very quickly. Intensive therapy is needed including intrathecal (cns fluid) chemotherapy. However, it usually responds quickly to treatment. That can cause rapid tumor death and tumor lysis syndrome (tls). ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the burkitt lymphoma?

Can you tell me about the burkitt lymphoma?

Agressive lymphoma: Burkitt's lymphoma is a very agressive b cell-non hodgkin's lymphoma. When you see it under microscope it gives you appearance of starry sky pattern.Usually presented with a rapid enlargement of lymph nodes and often times is associated with symptoms-like fevers, chils, night sweats, unintentional weight loss etc. It requires agressive chemotherapy. See more at the www.Lls.Org. ...Read more

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Is burkitt lymphoma more commonly caused by exposure to toxins?

Is burkitt lymphoma more commonly caused by exposure to toxins?

Yes: Yes, it is true. No clear hereditary /inheritance pattern in burkitt's lymphoma. Endemic lymphoma is associated with ebv infection. In HIV positive patients, burkitts lymphoma typically affects those with a relatively high cd4 count and no opportunistic infections. ...Read more

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Does burkitt lymphoma fall under cancers?

Does burkitt lymphoma fall under cancers?

Taxonomy of: Malignancy used to derive from embyonal cells of origin. All ectoderm and endoderm linings were cancers, and tended to spread to nodes. All mesodermal origin tissues were sarcomas, and tended to bllod borne mets. Bone marrow and lymphatics were mesodermally derives, andformerly were called "lymphosarcoma". Frankly, historical interset only, not helpful. Burkitt is linked to ebstein barr virus. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Burkitt Lymphoma (Definition)

Burkitt lymphoma is an aggressive lymphoma that is seen in children and adults. It has a group of specific biologic markers and is one ...Read more