Can doctors tell me what does non hodgkins lymphoma do to the body?

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.

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Doctors, what are the symptoms of stage 4 childhood t cell non-hodgkins lymphoma?

Start with this link. http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-help/about-cancer/cancer-questions/childhood-non-hodgkins-lymphoma. Read more...

Can you tell me if there are better options for treating non hodgkins lymphoma besides chemo?

Yes. If CHOPP is considered standard chemo, then the use of immunotherapeutic agents are also in play. The mAbs that attack the marker CD20 defined by Levy are given as Rituxin which is able to induce ADCC in the tumor. Read more...

Should I tell my ENT that I suspect non hodgkins lymphoma?

Why? Even if you have swollen lymph nodes there are many things that cause it. If u r concerned the. Do tell your ENT and it is fairly simple to determine. A blood test and possible a small biopsy in the office as well as perhaps a chest x-ray may rule in or out a lymphoma. Are you having other symptoms that make you suspicious? Weight loss? Night sweats? Fevers? Read more...
Yes. I am not sure why are you suspecting lymphoma but it matters especially if a lymph node biopsy is needed. A complete excision of lymph node might be needed for accurate diagnosis . Often times a sample of the lymph node (fna biopsy) fails to reveal diagnosis of lymphoma because there isn't enough tissue. Read more...