How fast can I make my small bowel lymphoma go away?

Depends. Treatment usually depends on stage of lymphoma and for this situation may involve chemotherapy and sometimes radiotherapy; remission can happen after few cycles of chemotherapy but a full course of treatment is needed per your treating team.

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Is small bowel lymphoma painful?

They can be. If they present with small bowel obstruction, or perforation and sepsis they often are. Read more...

What can I do for small bowel lymphoma?

A lot. See a medical oncologist first to get a complete staging with labs, pet scan, bone marrow biospy. Then decide on treatment with approriate chemotherapy and start your regimen. During treatment you will get interim scans and also upon completion so as to document remission status. Good luck. Read more...

Are the symptoms of small bowel lymphoma bad?

They can be. Often the initial symptoms of small bowel lymphoma are obstruction or perforation both of which can be very symptomatic. Read more...
Can be. May present with diarrhea, pain, bleeding (occult or visible), obstruction, or perforation. May be subtle, present with cramps, weight loss; usually not with fever, itching. Read more...

How common is it for somebody to get small bowel lymphoma?

Not common. Small bowel cancers are rare to begin with- they account for about 2% of all gastrointestinal cancers. A fifth of all small bowel cancers are lymphomas. Depending on the subtype they can be very effectively treated. Read more...
Not common. Primary lymphomas of the gastrointestinal tract are rare, while secondary GI involvement is relatively common. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: small bowel lymphoma?

There are different. Types of lymphoma that can involve the small bowel. The important information is the type of lymphoma in such situation. Lymphomas are typed by pathologists. The specific name of the lymphoma tell about prognosis and best treatment. Read more...
Lymphoma. This is simply lymphoma involving the small bowel. This can either be lymphoma that is only there or lymphoma that is elsewhere in the body and also involving the small bowel. Read more...

My sister says she has small bowel lymphoma. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

Not likely. Vast majority of the cancers, including lymphomas, are sporadic. Unless there is history of multiple family members, in earlier generations, having small bowel lymphoma, your family members are not appreciably more likely to develop the disease. Read more...
No. Genetic causes for lymphoma are rare. There are small demographic groups were certain types of solid cancers are more common. These cohorts of patients are small. Read more...

Is small bowel lymphoma curable?

Yes, but. Yes, lymphoma can be cured, especially if diagnosed and treated appropriately/early enough. Cure in cancer typically means cancer free for 5 years, and not forever. The success rate depends on the type of cancer and stage(how advanced it is) at the time of diagnosis. I know this is vague, but hope it gives you some answer.. Good luck. Read more...
It is rare as. Hens teeth, hard to diagnose, but cure rates depend on its size, location, spread to nodes or extra-nodal tissues. At presentation, may need a surgeon, but the curative treatment usually depends on the way it looks under the microscope, its markers, and chemo- bio- therapy. Read more...