Is hodgkins lymphoma fatal?

Could be. Hd can cause death but you need to know it is one of the most treatable and curable malignancies at present. Chemo and radiation can be very effective against it.

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How is hodgkins lymphoma diagnosed?

Biopsy. A core biopsy of the enlarged lymph gland/s or mass/lump would be needed to establish a diagnosis. Then further work-up would be needed-which include- a bone marrow biopsy, pet scan and ct scan for staging purposes. Read more...

What are the symptoms of hodgkins lymphoma?

Mostly swollen nodes. Most patients will only have swollen painless lymph nodes, most commonly in the left neck, right neck, armpits and groin. More rarely patients will have fevers, drenching night sweats and weight loss. More rarely patients will have pain in their lymph nodes after drinking alcohol. Read more...

What is the difference between hodgkins lymphoma and leukemia?

Many. Hd is a cancer of primarily the lymph glands. It presents with enlarged lymph nodes, fatigue, fever, sweats. It is treated with chemotherapy and possibly radiation therapy. There are many types of leukemia. They are all malignancies of bone marrow. They are treated with chemotherapy or immunotherapy, depending on the type. Some leukemias may not require immediate treatment and can be "watched". Read more...

Would a full blood countbe abnormal if hodgkins lymphoma was present?

Could be. If the lymphoma is advanced and involves the bone marrow, a person could have low blood counts but often the CBC will be normal. Read more...
Not usually. If one has concurrent bacterial or viral infectious process together with Hodgkin lymphoma, then the blood count could be abnormal. Diagnosis of Hodgkin, in early stages usually does not imply changes in blood counts. Therapy for Hodgkin will alter the blood count. So if your blood count is abnormal, check with your MD what could be causes. , Hodgkin may also show mild WBC increase fever etc. Read more...

My dad had hodgkins lymphoma 25 yrs ago and now has diffuse large b cell non hodkins lymphoma, am I at risk?

Potentially. I am sorry for your father's story. Sometimes hodgkin's lymphoma can relapse as non- hodgkin's lymphoma. It does not mean that you are at higher risk unless someone else has a history of cancer too. Then a genetic test can help you figure it out. Read more...

Should I be concerned if my uncle was recently diagnosed with hodgkins lymphoma. Any help on what it is. Is it curable?

It is treatbale. Hodgkins disease is one of the more curable cancers. The cure rates range from 80-90%. You do not need to be concerned any more than he has to be. Read more...