I am a nervous wreck. My daughter has non-hodgkin's lymphoma. Can you tell me about it?

What type? There are multiple type of nhl? They have a varying prognosis. Do you know what subtype she has?
Different types. Non hodgkins lymphoma (nhl) is a malignancy from lymphocytes (one type of white cells) from the lymph nodes, however it can affect both lymph nodes and tissue outside lymph nodes. Generally speaking chemotherapy and radiation will give very good chance of cure. But there are dfferent types of nhl that need catered treatment. Talk to your oncologist for specific questions.
Need more informatio. Nhl is actually a conglomerate of many different types of lymphoma. This category encompasses both b cell and t cell disorders as well as low grade and high grade disorders. In todays world a diagnosis of nhl is meaningleess as we now understand the differences between many of these lymphomas. In order to provide a more meaningful answer the type of nhl would be needed.
Non hodgkin lymphoma. Many types of non hodgkin lymphoma-from the indolent one to the agressive type of nhl. Prognosis will depend on many factors, most importantly on the type of nhl and other molecular factors. Stage, overall health status are also important. In general, it is treatable and in majority cases is highly curable disease. Find more info at www. Nccn. Com and www. Cancer. Gov ; and discuss with your oncologist.

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What can you tell me about non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

Its cancer of Lymph. Lymphoma is a Cancer arising from the lymph glands. There are several subtypes. Ask your oncologist more about it. Tell us if you or a family member is affected by Lymphoma and what is being done in terms of treatment.?? A majority of lymphomas can be cured when treated with modern treatments.

Can you please tell me how hodgkin's and non-hodgkin's lymphoma differ?

Two different cancer. These are 2 differnt types of lymph gland cancers and are treated differently and have different prognosis. Hodgkins disease is more often curable (90%) than non-hodgkin lymphoma (about 60% curable).

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.

What should I ask my doctor about when diagnosed with non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

Type and stage. The exact type of lymphoma and where it is found in your body (stage) are the most important aspects in determining what treatment and prognosis you will have. The doctor may not have all this information at the beginning but he/she will describe tests to be done to determine this information.
Issues include. Cell type, cure rate, treatment options, is it b or t cell, what is the stage, is there a role for a. Bone marrow transplant, surgery, radiotherapy, risk of CNS involvment. All lymphoma patients should go to a center with a team that focuses on tehm as a person with a disease.

Is it normal for a 28 year old to have non hodgkin's lymphoma.

Normal? I'm not sure what you mean by normal. It is not uncommon in this age group.
NHL. It is possible. However hodgkin's lymphoma is more common at this age group than non -hodgkin's lymphoma.

What's the difference between Hodgkin's lymphoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?

Different lymphomas. There are around 30 different types of lymphoma distinguished by how they look under the microscope, the proteins they bear on their cell surface, and the gene mutations that caused the problem to begin with. The type of treatment varies a lot between the different types and is too complicated to cover here. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America website will be your best bet for more details.

Which is the scientific name for non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

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.

Can symptoms of non hodgkin's lymphoma improve without chemo?

For a short time. Symptoms due to lymphoma are best managed by treatment. Sometimes a short course of steroids wil be of help. Pressure symptoms may be relived by radiation. Chemotherapy with immunotherapy is still the best approach in most cases.
No. Non-hodgkin lymphoma (nhl), like other cancers, requires treatment. That treatment can be varied (surgery, chemotherapy, radiation), but it is required for the cancer to be treated. It will not regress on its own.