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Yoga Treatment For Hodgkins Lymphoma
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
Polycythemia: No. See your oncologist or hematologist to discuss various causes and appropriate workup and if needed, therapeutic phlebotomy as a treatment. ...Read more
Combination chemotx.: This is a very aggressive disease that almost always results in death within one year if not treated. However, if treated, many can be cured. The treatment is usually combination chemo.: 4 cycles of chop (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisone), followed by radiation therapy. If cure is not attained, high dose chemo. And autologous hematopoetic stem cell transplant can be done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on Stage: The therapy of relapsed hodgkin's lymphoma depends on the stage of lymphoma at relapse, the time since initial therapy, and the type of therapy that was initially given. For most patients with relapses in many lymph node or non lymph node sites the usual therapy is intensive chemotherapy followed by a stem cell transplant. This should be done at a large academic hospital not a small community hospital. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: There are many kinds of non-hodgkin's lymphoma. Each is treated differently depending on specific type and stage. Commonly some sort of chemotherapy is best, but occasionally radiation therapy alone or in combination with chemo, antibody therapy, antibiotics, or even doing nothing right away and closely monitoring the disease may be the preferred course. A good oncologist can guide the way. ...Read more
I've recently been diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma. What is the life expectancy without medical treatment?
Depends: Non hodgkin's lymphoma is not a disease but a huge container of diseases with all sort of behaviors and prognoses. Some nhl patients may live decades without treatment (may not even know they have it) whereas in others, death may come in weeks or months. Your oncologist can explain that to you in more detail based on your specific situation. Best to you. ...Read more
I have non-hodgkins lymphoma for fifteen months without being treated is there a time limit that I should be watching for treatment should start?
No.: If you have had a non-hodgkin's lymphoma (nhl), I suspect (but don't know) that you have an indolent lymphoma such as follicular lymphoma. In that case "watch and wait" or "active observation" is an option. When and how to treat is beyond the scope of this answer but reasons include symptoms and patient preference. ...Read more
What is typical frequency and duration of rituxin and bendamustine treatment for relapsed non-hodgkins lymphoma.?
D1, 2 q21d: Bendamustine (treanda) +/- Rituximab is typically given days 1 and 2 every 21 days for non-hodgkin's lymphoma (nhl). The dose and frequency are different in cll. Patients often need dose or cycle duration adjustment based on their prior therapies, age, etc. Ref: http://www. Treanda. Com. ...Read more
If the slow-growing follicular non hodgkins lymphoma is in the bone marrow, but only 2%, what are the best options for treatment?
Depends on symptoms: The decision to treat follicular lymphoma is not based on the amount of lymphoma in the bone marrow. If the patient has no symptoms from the lymphoma we often watch the patient closely. Many of these patients will not need treatment for several years. If a patient needs treatment for follicular lymphoma the best treatment is currently a combination of the chemo drugs Rituximab and bendamustine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Grandma diagnosed with stage 3 non-hodgkins lymphoma. After 3 years of treatment she's completely cancer free. High or low chance cancer will come back?
It depends: There are several different types of Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas (NHL). The common ones include Follicular lymphoma which is low grade and indolent but can relapse even after 3-5 years of remission. The other common one is called Diffuse large B cell (DLBCL). This is potentially curable and very unlikely to relapse after 3 years of remission. So check which su-btype of NHL does she have. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Now that my husband can not do the last 3 chemo treatments to put his lymphoma in remission, what will his options be? My husband has the diagnosis of non-hodgkins lymphoma. He also has many prexisting conditions, including pad, 2 heart blocks, racing he
I'm not an oncologist, but a palliative care physician. (we work on symptoms, and on helping patients and families in your situation see a way forward.)
i'm so sorry. It sounds like your husband is in a tough spot. If the lymphoma can't be cured, it's time to have a discussion (or maybe several) with his oncologist about how long his disease might allow him to live, and about what's most likely to happen next, medically. Often even when the cancer cannot be cured, many of its complications (infections, and so forth) can still be addressed.
Make a list of questions ahead of time, so that you both remember what you want to ask. (sometimes sitting down with a friend who is willing to play the role of the oncologist and help you phrase questions helps.) if your husband's oncologist is accessible by email, you might send some of them ahead of time.
At some point, a physician may mention hospice care to you. That can be a scary word. My advice is to get lots of information about hospice way before you feel ready to use this important tool. Its easy to misunderstand hospice, and most patients wish they'd gotten information about this kind of medicine earlier.
I hope that you have some good days along with the hard ones. Your husband is lucky to have you. ...Read more
Depends: Strange as it may sound, some nhls are very slow growing and can be left untreated for years. Some others grow lightning fast and promptly cause death. And then there are all sorts of intermediate situations. An oncologist should be able to monitor it properly and decide when and if therapy is indicated. ...Read more
What is FBC?:
Do not use abbreviations....this is a new one for me after being a physician for 50 years!
This can waste eveyone's time and is a cause to make mistakes due to misinterpretation. ...Read more
Yes.: Stem cell transplantation, usually from the patient's own bone marrow (autologous stem cell transplantation) can dure certain types of lymphoma that was not cured by chemotherapy. Transplantation using another person's cells (allogeneic transplant) is more experimental, but also capable of curing patients where other treatments have failed. ...Read more
NHL treatment: There are a lot of different types of non hodgkin's lymphoma treatment will depend on the type, the biology and the stage of nhl. In general, treatment for nhl would include systemic teatment such as chemotherapy +/- biological therapy, radioimmuntherapy. Radiation therapy is also used in the right setting vs clinical trial. Read more at www. Lls. Org, www.Cancer.Gov or www. Nccn. Com. Discuss with md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cellular immunity: Graft vs. Host disease (GVHD) occurs when T lymphocytes from a donor cause inflammation in the normal tissues of a patient. This is a common side effect of allogeneic bone marrow transplants because billions of T cells are infused along with the bone marrow stem cells. It can also occur as a rare, unintended consequence of blood transfusion in Hodgkins patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is a cancer: Like any other cancer, non hodgkin lymphoma can do a lot of damage to your body or even be fatal. In that regard it is no different than any other cancer and it requires proper treatment. But it is more curable than many other types of cancer but less curable than hodgkin lymphoma. ...Read more
Depends: Some patients have had great success with such treatment. Depends on the specific cell type. ...Read more