What is the difference between hodgkin's disease and non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

A lot. Both hodgkin lymphoma (formerly known as hodgkin's disease) and non-hodgkin lymphoma (also known as non-hodgkin's lymphoma) are lymphomas, a type of cancer that originates in a subset of white blood cells called lymphocytes. Lymphocytes are an important part of your immune system. The main difference between hodgkin and non-hodgkin lymphoma is in the specific lymphocyte each involves.
Type of Cell. They are both a type of cancer that arise in a subtype of white blood cells, called a lymphocyte. The difference between hodgkins and non-hodgkins is the type of lymphocyte that each arises in.

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What's the difference between Hodgkin's lymphoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?

Different lymphomas. There are around 30 different types of lymphoma distinguished by how they look under the microscope, the proteins they bear on their cell surface, and the gene mutations that caused the problem to begin with. The type of treatment varies a lot between the different types and is too complicated to cover here. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America website will be your best bet for more details. Read more...

What's the difference between hodgkin lymphoma and non hodgkin lymphoma? Is one a lot worse than the other?

Many. Nhl is treated with different chemotherapy than hd. Stage for stage hd carries a better prognosis. Hd usually occurs in the young adult and the elderly; nhl occurs most often during middle age. Many different grades of nhl (low grade, intermediate, high) while hd is not divided into grades. Read more...

Please explain the difference between chronic lymphocytic leukemia and non-hodgkin's lymphoma. Is hashi's a risk factor?

Some similarities. Both can cause enlarged lymph nodes in the neck, arm pits, groin and internally. The white blood cell count in the blood is elevated in cll but not usually in lymphoma. Cll is usually an indolent disease as is lymphoma sometimes. Both need to be monitored by a hematologist or oncologist.Hashimoto's occurs more frequently in people with either than in the general population. It is not known why. Read more...
CLL is . Diagnosed when the main presentation is elevated lymphatic in the blood. The indolent nhl small lymphocytic lymphoma is the same process with a nodal presentation. There are many other forms of nhl. Read more...

I have non hodgkin's lymphoma for which I am under treatment, is erectile dysfunction a common side effect of this disease?

NonHodgkins Lymphoma. Non-hodgkin’s lymphoma has a variable presentation, such as enlarged lymph nodes, hepatomegaly, splenomegaly, & systemic b symptoms (fever, night sweats, weight loss). Less common are skin rash, itching, generalized fatigue, malaise, ascites, & effusions. Nhl may secondarily involve the central nervous system (cns). Read more...
Uncommon 2/2. The most common CNS manifestation is leptomeningeal metastasis (lm), where cranial nerve deficits, vague neck or back pain, radicular (radiating) pain, focal weaknesses, and headache might be seen. Spinal cord compression usually first presents with back pain that is worse when lying down. Motor findings are usually symmetric weakness in the legs, bowel & bladder problems. Discuss with oncologist. Read more...
No. It doesn't involve the neuro-circulatory system associated with genitals. Read more...
Tx side efffects. I'm not sure of the incidence of erectile dysfunction (ed) in nhl. During treatment.. It is likely age-dependent of course. However, i would not be surprised to find it to be common. The chemotherapy drugs can induce a lower testosterone state. Getting treatment and also psychologically change things as well. A ref: kiserud et al. Jco 2009 - http://jco.Ascopubs.Org/content/27/35/6019.Full. Read more...
It can be. Erectile dysfunction is usually from both physiologic and psychologic components. Chemotherapy is hard on the body, treatments may lower testosterone, decrease energy and add stress; all things that can effect your function. Ask your doctor about treatments. For more: www.Peedoc.Com @thepeedoc. Read more...

What symptoms usually go along with non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

Large Lymph Nodes. Non-hodgkin's lymphoma is the more severe type of a group of related tumors of the lymph node system. Large ln's usually first sign. Abnormal chest x-ray also frequent. Fever, fatigue, weight loss, large liver and spleen. Can involve bones and produce bone pain. Read more...
Systemic and local. Non hodgkins lymphoma may cause systemic symptoms such as weight loss, fever, night sweats and itchiness. Locally, it can present as a lump or sweling in the head and neck, groin or any lymph node area. If it's large, it can obstruct passage ways such as esophagus, intestines, ureter or blood vessels. If it involves the chest, it may give symptoms of cough, shortness of breath or pain. Read more...

Can symptoms of non hodgkin's lymphoma improve without chemo?

For a short time. Symptoms due to lymphoma are best managed by treatment. Sometimes a short course of steroids wil be of help. Pressure symptoms may be relived by radiation. Chemotherapy with immunotherapy is still the best approach in most cases. Read more...
No. Non-hodgkin lymphoma (nhl), like other cancers, requires treatment. That treatment can be varied (surgery, chemotherapy, radiation), but it is required for the cancer to be treated. It will not regress on its own. Read more...

Anyone briefly tell me what lymphoma (non hodgkin's) is and what types of things/viruses can cause it?

Good review. A nice overall review can be found in wikipedia or at http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/lymphoma. I hope this begins to explain to you a rather complicated disease. Please write back with more specific questions if they arise. Read more...