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Doctor insights on: What Is The Cure For High Grade Non Hodgkin Lymphoma

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What is the cure for high grade nonhodgkin lymphoma ?

What is the cure for high grade nonhodgkin lymphoma ?

They're curable!: In fact higher grades more curable than indolent nodular lymphomas, but rates help you little. You need to know stage and cell types. Some are managed with chemotherapy alone, some add radiotherapy. But the big ideas: retuximab for b-cell + bone marrow / stem cell transplants. Age and hardiness also important. Indolent nhl not cured, but protracted survival the norm. ...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


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Can a person survive high grade b-cell non hodgkins lymphoma?

Can a person survive high grade b-cell non hodgkins lymphoma?

Yes: Aggressive chemotherapy and sometimes radiation are necessary. The first step after diagnosis is to determine the stage of disease, usually with a pet scan. Then the appropriate treatment course can be determined. ...Read more

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My grand father (79 years) has been diagnosised with diffuse large "b" cell lymphoma, high grade. Please tell me this is which stage.Thnks.

My grand father (79 years) has been diagnosised with diffuse large "b" cell lymphoma, high grade. Please tell me this is which stage.Thnks.

More information?: Stage depends on location for non-hodgkin's lymphoma. How many lymph node groups were involved, where exactly they were located. Your doctor should be able to tell you the stage. ...Read more

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What are the best chemotherapy center for high grade non hodgkin lymphoma ?

What are the best chemotherapy center for high grade non hodgkin lymphoma ?

Depends on location: High grade nhl is curable and should be evaluated & treated at a center with experience. However, the treatment may be 4-6 months long and patient will also need family/caregiver support. If the diagnosis is confirmed, subtype properly identified and adequately staged treatment may be safely and skillfully delivered at local or regional cancer center. Access to clinical trials is very helpful. ...Read more

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My fathers biopsy result is below. High grade non hodgkin lymphoma probably of t cell origin. Is it curable?

My fathers biopsy result is below. High grade non hodgkin lymphoma probably of t cell origin. Is it curable?

TcellNHL: The cure is dependent on sub t cell types, stage of disease, age of patient, lymphoma in node or organ, person's ability to do activity of daily living and ldh level. The doctor needs to know these things. Your father's hematologist/oncologist must have them and would be in a better position to answer. Thanks. ...Read more

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My fathers biopsy report is given below. High grade non hodgkin lymphoma probably of t cell origin. Is this curable ?

My fathers biopsy report is given below.  High grade non hodgkin lymphoma probably of t cell origin. Is this curable ?

Lymphomas: High grade lymphomas in general have better chance of cure than low grade. But it depends on lot of other factors also. ...Read more

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Do you know if lymphoma can cause high monocytes?

Do you know if lymphoma can cause high monocytes?

Possibly : Not common with most lymphomas, but can be seen with Hodgkin lymphoma. Is most commonly associated with chronic myologenous leukemia (cml) in the setting of hematolymphoid neoplasms. Not very specific though. ...Read more

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Would lymphoma cause high alk. Phos.?

It is not specific f: High alk. Phos can be caused by any/many liver disorders from any cause including hepatitis, obstruction of the bile due to stone or tumor. Lymphoma itself hs little to do with alk. Phos but it can certainly infilterate into the liver or cause bile duct compression due to enlarged lymph nodes in the porta hepatis area of th eliver and thus could, indirectly cause high alk phos levels in the blood. ...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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What are some common slow growing lymphomas in young men and how long can they take to fully manifest? How is cure rate for these particular lymphomas

What are some common slow growing lymphomas in young men and how long can they take to fully manifest? How is cure rate for these particular lymphomas

Rare in 21 year olds: All lymphomas are rare in 21 year olds; there are no common ones. In general, the indolent lymphomas can grow very slowly with a natural history over years. These may not need treatment right away, and usually shrink very rapidly with mild chemotherapy and/or low dose radiation, but are difficult to cure and often return months to years later. These low grade disease are rare in young men. ...Read more