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Doctor insights on: What Is Malt Lymphoma

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Dr. Michael Thompson
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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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What is the best malt lymphoma treatment or medication?

What is the best malt lymphoma treatment or medication?

Depends on the site.: If gastric, treat the h.Pylori first. If it's still persistent of if inovlving airway or eye, usually radiation therapy alone is curative. Some medical oncologists like to give rituxan, (rituximab) but that is controversial. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of malt lymphoma if it spread to the bone marrow?

Usually none: Hello, malt lymphoma in the thymus does not commonly involve the marrow but it does need to be checked. Sometimes you don't see any changes or symptoms. Occasionally you may see a lower white blood count, hemoglobin, or platelet count that suggests involvement. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you have malt lymphoma with no symptoms? What are the usual symptoms?

Can you have malt lymphoma with no symptoms? What are the usual symptoms?

Yes you can: Malt lymphomas are typical indolent and asymptomatic. They can involve the lymph nodes or be infiltrating an organ. Symptoms, when present, are due to local compression causing swelling or local pain if the tumor has grown to a good sized mass. ...Read more

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What would be the symptoms of a MALT lymphoma con the eye?

What would be the symptoms of a MALT lymphoma con the eye?

Eyelid swelling: MALTOMA in the eye, like other sites arise from mucosa of that organ as the name is acronym for mucosa associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma. Hence swelling of eye mucosal conjuctiva on upper or lower lids or on adjacent sweat ducts are first sign and symptoms may include painLess Eye bulge redness,double vision, and usually without loss of vision. Seek consult Either way since IntraOcular NHL occur ...Read more

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Thymectomy done, biopsy showed extra nodal marginal zone lymphoma as diagnosis. Is it possible the resection cured me of malt lymphoma?

Thymectomy done, biopsy showed extra nodal marginal zone lymphoma as diagnosis. Is it possible the resection cured me of malt lymphoma?

Yes: Hello- your doctor may do some testing to make sure it is not anywhere else but if it is a stage i malt lymphoma then resection is the only treatment required and cure is possible. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can gastric malt lymphoma cause swollen taste buds on back of tongue?

Not typically: Gastric malt lymphoma is usually characterized by being localized to the stomach alone. The back of the tongue is a part of another lymphatic region known as waldeyer's ring and people can develop lymphoma there, but swollen tastebuds is not a common appearance for lymphoma. So they are not guaranteed to be related. If you have a gastric malt and are suspicious, see an ent. ...Read more

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How likely it is for a bulging in my parpebral conjunctiva and under my tongue be MALT lymphoma? Noticed them recently, possibly there for a long time. Swollen node on neck too. Ultrasound in 2 weeks

May need a Biopsy: The only way to diagnose MALT lymphoma(or any other Cancer) is with a biopsy and microscopic examination of the tissue. If your nodes are growing and are bigger than 1-2 cm, a biopsy would be desirable to confirm the cause of nodal enlargement. ...Read more

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Can lymphoma be cured?

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

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