Can radiation cause arm lymphedema from non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

Yes, although. The non-hodgkins lymphoma can cause lyphedema itself, even without radiation.
Yes. Any disruption of the lymph vessels (from surgery or radiation) can lead to lymphedema.
Radiation scarring. Lymphedema is when there is compromise of the lymphatic circulation. This third circulation (arteries, veins) carries things too thick to be safely carried in arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. It is pushed along by normal body movements. Radiation for any reason/trauma/infections can cause scarring which impairs/blocks flow resulting in the thick swelling.

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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...

What is intracranial pressure (icp) caused by brain involvement with non hodgkin's lymphoma?

Increased ICP. Intracranial pressure (ICP) is the pressure inside the skull and thus in the brain tissue and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).ICP is normally 7–15 mm Hg; at 20–25 mm Hg, the upper limit of normal, treatment to reduce ICP may be needed. Various causes of increased ICP usually blockages of CSF flow include tumor, overproduction of CSF, decreased absorption, trauma with brain swelling or mass hematoma. Read more...

Is leukeran (chlorambucil) dangerous for a 72 old women, thin 50 kg and weak to treat non hodgkin's lymhoma? Does it cause hair lose?

Get this straight. Non-hodgkin's lymphoma is going to kill the patient unless chemotherapy cures or effectively manages it. Chlorambucil is serious medication and the patient has had the risks and like benefits explained. It is also a very appropriate medication for many of the lymphomas. When i was a kid, these people simply died as there was no effective rx. I'm glad we have something nowadays. 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...

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. Read more...
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. Read more...