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What causes an inhomogeneous spleen in hodgkin lymphoma?

What causes an inhomogeneous spleen in hodgkin lymphoma?

Lymphoma vs. other: The spleen in hl may be heterogeneous/inhomogeneous/non-uniform due to lymphoma involvement, spleen infarction (death) due to cancer death in the spleen, or infection, or "other". The radiologist may or may not be able to determine that and your oncologist might be able to say more about it with knowing the clinical history. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Diede
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Hodgkin Disease (Definition)

It is a malignant (cancerous) proliferation of lymphocytes with unique biological, prognostic and diagnostic features. It involves mostly lymph nodes and it may be treated and cured with the use of chemotherapy, radiation or a combination of both. It is considered a lymphoma with excellent long term prognosis ...Read more


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What causes an inhomogenous spleen in hodgkin lymphoma?

Spleen involvement: Spleen involvement from hodgkin's lymphoma can give you heterogeneous/inhomogenous appearance of the spleen in the ct scan. A pet scan will tell you whether this is involvement from hodgkin's lymphoma or rather from other causes. ...Read more

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What can cause inhomogenous spleen in hodgkin lymphoma?

What can cause inhomogenous spleen in hodgkin lymphoma?

Lymphoma in spleen: Inhomogenious spleen refer to a ct scan reading where different area of the spleen might have different texture. In general some of these cases are nonspecific, some are related to ifarction (dead tissue) and some are related to lymphoma. In this case, if the patient is already diagnosed with hodgkins lymphoma, most probably these area are lyphoma in the spleen surrounded by normal spleen tissue. ...Read more

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What causes non-hodgkin lymphoma and why does it spread?

What causes non-hodgkin lymphoma and why does it spread?

Complex question: There are many different types of non-hodgkin's lymphoma and they have many different causes. Some of the lymphomas are caused by viruses and bacteria (some burkitt lymphoma, marginal zone lymphoma of the spleen, acute t-cell lymphoma). Others occur as people age because of the genetic mutations that are continually occurring in the immune system. Lymphomas spread because they are part of the immune system nd immune cells naturally travel around the body. ...Read more

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Patient with hodgkin lymphoma after course of treatment develope ankle swelling what is the cause??

Patient with hodgkin lymphoma after course of treatment develope ankle swelling what is the cause??

Possibilities: A few possibilities are there. The most common cause is fluid retention due to steroids used with chemotherapy. Another possibilities is due to the too much fluid given sometimes with chemotherapy. Last less likely possibility is heart failure induced by chemotherapy, which usually happens after multiple courses but it can happen anytime.. ...Read more

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What cure is for hodgkin lymphoma?

While treatment: His highly successful, perhaps >90%, it is dependent on stage, bulk, cell type, age, and b symptoms (fever, soaking sweats, weight loss). Multi agent chemotherapy may be sufficient, but intelligent field, lower dose radiotherapy is added to areas of bulk. Marrow/stem cell used at relapse. ...Read more

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Could a 14 year old have hodgkin lymphoma?

Could a 14 year old have hodgkin lymphoma?

It is possible: This must be a scary question to ask, so let me answer your question. Unfortunately, the answer is yes, a 14 year old can get Hodgkin's Lymphoma. There is a younger version that can occur up to 14 years of age and a young adult version which can be seen as early as 15 years of age. Symptoms include lymph nodes in neck, armpit or groin that don't go away in a few weeks, wt loss or night sweats. ...Read more

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How can we prevent recurrent hodgkin lymphoma?

How can we prevent recurrent hodgkin lymphoma?

Appropriate treatmen: The treatment for this disease is complicated, because it is tailored to the stage of the disease. The treatments can be very brief or very prolonged. The initial treatment plan is the best way to prevent recurrences. The right treatment for the stage and type is the way to cure this disease. Most recurrences also can be treated well. There is no simple lifestyle change that is proven to help. ...Read more

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What are some names of chemo that treat hodgkin lymphoma?

What are some names of chemo that treat hodgkin lymphoma?

Many: Abvd (adriamycin, (doxorubicin) bleomycin, vinblastine 6 dacarbazine); stanford v (nitrogen mustard , adriamycin, (doxorubicin) vinblastine, vincristine, bleomycin etoposide, Prednisone ); beacopp (bleomycin, etoposide, adriamycin, (doxorubicin) cyclophosphamide, vincristine, Procarbazine prednisone); brentuximab vedotin; gemcitabine-navelbine. ...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