No. Only indication is for hodkin's disease, and even in that condition, where it is used as part of the "mopp" regimen, it has been replaced by other regimens. It may have slight activity in other lymphomas but there are now many other effective chemotherapeutic and biologic choices.
Diagnosis. B.Cell non hodgkin, s lymphoma favor burkitt, s lymphoma. This us the result of biopsy taken during appendicectomy. D20 positive and tdt neg?
CD20 is a B-Cell. Marker hence the assignment of a b-cell nhl. Tdt is an immunohistochemical stain used to classify blood cells. Burkitt's is a very aggressive process -- get started on a plan with a hematologist straight away.
? No way to answer that without a pathology report.
You would need. To ask the doctors that sent you for the biopsy to establish the diagnosis, there are b cells and t-cells and a variety of types depending upon markers and gene re-arrangements. The treatment and prognosis varies with that information, so ask them.
Specific to disease. Depending on the type of lymphoma (there are many), how you were treated and if you are in remission or have stable disease, the frequency of check ups and the types of tests done will vary. Many times patients are brought in more frequently for "mini" checkups and seen by the pa or np who communicate with the md just to make sure things are going ok.
Indefinitely. If you have completed your treatment and you are in remission, it is recommended that your are seen by an oncologist every 3-6 months for 5 years, and annually thereafter (2012 nccn guidelines). http://www. Nccn. Org/professionals/physician_gls/pdf/nhl. Pdf.
NHL. Non Hodgkin's lymphoma = cancer that originates in lymphatics.
Usually swollen node. Nhl is a malignancy of the lymphatic system and can present anywhere in the body. There are over 50 subtypes of nhl depending on which organ in involves. Typically, it presents as enlarged lymph nodes and can be associated with other symptoms including fevers, weight loss, itching, shortness of breath. It is diagnosed by removal of a lymph node that is then assigned to the subtype.
Reed-Sternberg. Cell, usual logical predictable spread. Nhl may be cd-20+ & b-cell, less predictable, wide ranging prognosis, from chronic & long to quite aggressive. Both treate with multi-aget chemo + rituxin in nhl.
NO IT DOES NOT! Having a family member with non-hodgkin's lymphoma (nhl) may only put you at a slightly increased risk of getting it yourself. But most people who get nhl don't have a relative who has had it, so it isn't a major risk factor. Here are some of the other possible risk factors: 1. Immune system deficiency 2. Automimmune disease 3. Exposure to certain chemicals or radiation 5. Certain infections.
Unlikely. Any family history of cancer, especially in first degree relatives, may slightly increase the risk, but the chances are still very small.
Non Hodgkins lymphom. I know that our does not sound very scientific, but that is the scientific name. There are, however, numerous sub categories of non hodgkins lymphoma. These categories keep changing, though.
Cell type. There are two major types of lymphocytes, T and B. Both can cause lymphoma. What you are referring to is a lymphoma of the B cell type.