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My dad;s cousin had non hodgkins lymphoma when she was in her 40's -- is it hereditary?

Probably not. We still do not know exact causes for NHL. There are many risk factors, such as infection, immunodef, etc. But, there is no evidence thus far that NHL is hereditary. Read more...

My dad has large diffuse b cell type non hodgkins lymphoma stage 3b.Will he be fine? Its very hard to believe he has cancer. Am I going to lose him?

Maybe. I'm sorry about your dad. If you have doubts, have a couple of pathologists review the biopsy. Very often this is asympatomatic. Maybe 70% overall get a cure. I am glad he has you during this difficult time. Read more...

What is done for non hodgkins lymphoma q?

Work up then treat. Nhl exists in various types and an accurate diagnosis is confirmed with blood work and bone marrow biopsy. Staging with scans (ct, pet, etc) is next. Treatment is initiated based on stage, type, age, organ function, etc. Treatment ranges from chemotherapy, radiotherapy, bone marro transplant or in some cases observation. Read more...

How are hodgkin's and non hodgkins lymphoma different?

Spread pattern. Primarily, hodgkins lymphoma teens to spread from one lymph node site to an adjacent site. Non hodgkins lymphoma is more likely to skip lymph node chains to spread distantly. This is why local radiation has historically be more important in the treatment of hodgkins than non hodgkins. Read more...

Can you tell me about non-hodgkins lymphoma cancer--b type?

NHL (Non Hodgkin's. Lymphoma) is a broad category of lymphomas (anything other than Hodgkin's). They are further classified by the malignant cell type (B or T cell); microscopic appearance (e.g. diffuse large cell, follicular, etc); and by gene mutation profiles. "Staging" (1-4) refers to how widespread the disease is, and is modified as "B" if the patients has systemic symptoms (fever, night sweats, weight loss). Read more...

Which is the best current treatment for non-hodgkins lymphoma?

Depends. There are many kinds of non-hodgkin's lymphoma. Each is treated differently depending on specific type and stage. Commonly some sort of chemotherapy is best, but occasionally radiation therapy alone or in combination with chemo, antibody therapy, antibiotics, or even doing nothing right away and closely monitoring the disease may be the preferred course. A good oncologist can guide the way. Read more...

If I formerly had burkitt's non hodgkins lymphoma, is the chance of getting a glioma increased?

Lymphoma and glioma. It depends on what type of treatment you got for your burkitt's lymphoma. If you received cranial irradiation, then yes, your glioma is a complication of your therapy. For some reason, young men are especially susceptible to this problem. Other 'second malignancies' seen after radiotherapy include leukemia, rhabdomyosarcoma, meningiomas, and ependymomas. Read more...

If I used to have burkitt's non hodgkins lymphoma, are the chances of getting a glioma increased?

Second malignancy. The chances of having a second cancer, following successful treatment of one, are slightly increased. I do not know specifically about glioma. If you have any symptoms or signs of neurologic ailment, you should consult your doctor. Read more...

My dad has stage 3b non hodgkins lymphoma of the diffuse large b cell type. What are the chances of his survival? First chemo went well.

Group with 3 B. Has disease on both sides of diaphragm, and symptoms of sweats, weight loss, and/or fever. Bulk, co-morbidities, tolerance of therapy influence. More than 3 of 4 are cured. Read more...