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What Does Lymphoma Look Like
Lymphadenopathy: you may see lymph nodes enlargement ,and /or spleen enlargement. but you can not tell what is the cause of the organ enlargement. you would need tissue biopsy to establish a diagnosis. ...Read more
See below...: First, the assessment of an enlarged lymph node should be performed by a professional, therefore consulting your physician is strongly recommended. But to answer your question, lymph nodes involved by lymphoma are usually hard, firm, with a rubbery consistency, sometime adherent to the neighboring tissues which makes them hard to move under the skin, and continuously growing. ...Read more
NO: Pathologists are experts in their field, both lymphomas have their own distinct features, one cannot be mistaken for other , just like a cow can not be mistaken for a horse or horse for a cow. ...Read more
Depends on type:
Not common but not different than for adult, i think:
if indolent- surgery and possibly radiation then watchful waiting (maybe with bone marrow harvest for later use)
if more aggressive, would use biochemotherapy (i.e.: "r-chop") after surgery. May also include radiation and marrow harvest. ...Read more
How does a swollen lymph node at the back of the neck look like ? and is it lymphoma ?? normal cbc a month ago ,21y\o female ,WORRIED ??!!!
Not likely: Usually front and side of neck are where lymph node swell or enlarges. Back of neck needs to be checked by your doc, such as lipomas or other growth. ...Read more
Swollen lymph nodes for 9 months, relatively stable. Don't look like lymphoma in ultrasound, don't hurt. No other symptoms. What can they be then?
Immune function: They are a sign that your immune system is healthy, reactive, and doing its job. I imagine you are very healthy and thin. Teenagers often can feel their lymph nodes. As humans we often do not realize how many bugs we are exposed to on a daily basis. I would get that you are just fine. Your immune system is doing its job correctly. ...Read more
Hello i had a cat scan done on pelvic and abdoan done today the are looking at lymph nodes what does lyphoma orlung cancer look like on cat scan?
A mass.: Lymph nodes are scattered throughout the body and are normal structures. They should not be larger than 1 cm in diameter. Lymph nodes that contain metastatic disease, or lymph nodes containing lymphoma, are detected on a cat scan based on size over 1 cm. A pet/ct has an additional criterion, increased glucose uptake, to suggest cancer. ...Read more
It is a form of canc: Lymphomas are cancers of the lymphoid organs and tend to grow and spread. There are two major types: indolent and aggressive type. Symptoms and prognosis are different for each group. High grade lymphomas carry a fatality rate of 30 to 40%. Any lymph node enlargement that is progressive can be due to a lymphoma, thus requires a biopsy for diagnosis.. ...Read more
Typically fixed..: Enlargement of lymph nodes caused by lymphoma are typically fixed. That being said, fixed lymph nodes can be noncancerous and mobile ones can. Seeing a physician who can do a complete history and exam can help determine if further testing for something like a lymphoma is warranted. ...Read more
Large mass.: Lymphoma can be no symtoms to fast symptoms. Lymph nodes usually painless -initially and hard. But they can be painful later, size can change some times, especially if they are one of the indolent one . Can have fever most of the time at night, with night sweat, weght loss, fatigue etc but they occur when lymphoma is in very advanced stage. ...Read more
Yes: I think you are asking 'if a DX of lymphoma has been made by an oncologist (cancer specialist), would weight loss start occurring, and if so, would it be so much weight loss that it was noticeable.' weight loss is not necessarily a part of lymphoma. If one is losing a good deal of weight from the lymphoma, it is not a good sign. If wt loss due to chemotherapy/nausea, different story. Ask the doc. ...Read more
Non hodgkin's: Mantle cell lymphoma is a subset of non hodgkin's lymphoma. Under microscope, it looks like clusters of small size of lymphoid cells mimicking appearance of indolent/slow-progressing lymphoma, however it behaves like an agressive lymphoma. The treatment would be combinations of chemotherapies plus biological therapy. ...Read more
If someone has lymphoma and have recurrent fevers. Would it be like 99.0-99.0 or above 100.4 ? What's concerning? And if 99.5 occurred with nodes
Life is not exact: Life is not exact. A person at home can measure his temperature in whole numbers. Thermometers are not exact. Human bodies are not exact. So, if one is wondering what to tell the doctor, just use whole numbers. Also, every person is different, so "recurrent fevers" can vary from time to time in one person, and vary among different people. There is no exact number. A couple of doctors can evaluate. ...Read more
Lymphoma: There are many types of lymphoma-from the agressive ones to the indolent ones. Each type has different biology and different response to therapy, as well as different prognosis etc. However, in general, lymphoma is a chemosensitive disease and is a radiosensitive disease. Yes, some lymphoma can be cured. ...Read more
T cell lymphoma?: I think you mean t cell lymphoma, a cancer of t cells or thymocytes that can cause lymph gland enlargement, low blood counts, fevers, and sweats. A particular subtype is gamma-delta (the greek letter for d) hepatosplenic lymphoma, which could also be what you're referring to. A good source of information is the leukemia & lymphoma society of america's website. ...Read more
Symptoms and imaging:
People usually present with symptoms -- eg, fever, chills, night sweats, fatigue, lymph node enlargement, spleen enlargement, etc.
Then (or sometimes incidentally) abnormal lymph nodes are noted on ct scans.
A biopsy (of lymph nodes and/or bone marrow) is needed for diagnosis.
Less often blood abnormalities show a leukemic (blood) component of lymphoma or other abnormalities. ...Read more
Lymphoma itself is not communicable/infectious.
However, some infectious diseases may be associated with the development of various types of lymphoma. Eg -- gastric malt (hp0, ocular (chlamydia psittaci), spelnnic (hcv), t cell (htlv1), nhl (hiv), primary effusion (hhv8), ipsid (campylobacter jejuni), primary cutaneous bcl (borrelia burgdorferi). ...Read more
B symptoms: Symptoms can include fever, night-sweats and weight loss for both non-hodgkin's lymphoma and hodgkin's disease. These are referred to as b symptoms and they are used in the staging of lymphoma. Thus a stage iii lymphoma with b symptoms would be given a stage iiib status. Other symptoms are related to pressure from the tumor causing pain, or fatigue. ...Read more
See below...: The diagnosis and treatment of lymphoma, like any other cancer, should be managed by an oncologist. Many signs and symptoms are possible at presentation including unexplained weight loss, lymph node enlargement, lack of appetite, night sweats, fatigue, prolonged fever, enlarged spleen and/or liver, etc. ...Read more
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