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What does lymphoma look like and causes?

What does lymphoma look like and causes?

Enlarged Lymph nodes: Lymphoma is a cance rof the lymph nodes, so it manifests as enlarged lymph nodes and many associated symptoms like persistent fever, fatigues and feeling poorly due to variable other symptoms like lack of appetite and sometimes weight loss. ...Read more

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Lymphoma (Definition)

A malignancy developing in the lymphocytes of lymph glands. They present as an enlarging node that continues to grow and then ...Read more


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Please explain what does lymphoma look like on ultrasound?

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Please explain what does lymphoma look like on ultrasound?

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

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Can doctors tell me what does non hodgkins lymphoma look like?

Can doctors tell me what does non hodgkins lymphoma look like?

Yes: If you have 3 or more features : Hgb>10 gm/dl, enlarged liver ,spleen ,or nodes , and mediastinal mass. ...Read more

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What would a lymph node in the neck look like/feel like of someone who has lymphoma?

What would a lymph node in the neck look like/feel like of someone who has lymphoma?

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

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Can non-hodgkin's lymphoma ever look like hodgkin's lymphoma even under a microscope?

Can non-hodgkin's lymphoma ever look like hodgkin's lymphoma even under a microscope?

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

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What would treatment look like for a teenager experiencing non-hodgkin's lymphoma, stage i or ii?

What would treatment look like for a teenager experiencing non-hodgkin's lymphoma, stage i or ii?

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

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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 ??!!!

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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What do lymphoma nodes feel like? Are they dangerous?

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