- Q What are the symptoms of lymphomas?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyLymphoma is one of the deadliest cancers found in young women. It is cancer of the lymph nodes, which are located in your armpits, neck or groin. This cancer attacks white blood cells, an important part of your immune system. Signs of lymphoma... Full Answer
- Q What is lymphoma?
Lymphomas are a type of cancer. Some of the white blood cells, which fight infections in the body, are called lymphocytes, and it is in these cells where lymphoma can begin. The cancerous lymphoma cells are often found in the lymph nodes in the body.... Full Answer
- Q What is composite lymphoma?
Dr. Vincent T DeVita Jr, OncologyWhen a biopsy of a lymph node is done to diagnose lymphoma a pathologist reads the slide under a microscope and tries to classify it into one of the 20 or so different types of lymphomas because different types are treated differently. When he sees two... Full Answer
- Q How are lymphomas diagnosed?
Diagnosis of lymphomas varies depending on the type of lymphoma and how advanced it has become. However, most doctor appointments will start with a physical exam and some blood tests to possibly eliminate other illnesses. If a doctor feels that the... Full Answer
- Q What causes primary central nervous system lymphoma?
Primary central nervous system lymphoma is an illness in which a cancerous tumor is formed in the brain, spinal cord, or eye by the infection-fighting cells of the body. Exactly how this occurs is not known, though there appears to be a connection... Full Answer
- Q What is Hodgkin's lymphoma?
Hodgkin's lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system, the system of your body that fights infection. This condition, sometimes called Hodgkin's disease, occurs when healthy lymph cells grow in abnormal ways and become cancerous. These Reed-Sternberg... Full Answer
- Q What factors affect primary central nervous system prognosis?
The most important factors in determining the outcome for persons with primary central nervous system lymphoma are age and the ability to participate in the daily activities of life. Individuals older than 60 years who are not able to perform self-care... Full Answer
- Q How does HIV affect primary central nervous system prognosis?
In general, the prognosis for primary central nervous system lymphoma in persons with HIV is worse than for those without HIV. This is due in part to the presence of other infections in HIV infected persons that complicate treatment and compromise... Full Answer
- Q Are there alternative treatments for primary CNS lymphoma?
Research on the use of complementary or alternative medicine to treat cancers such as primary central nervous system lymphoma is limited. Some people report an improvement in certain physical or emotional symptoms with these therapies. Examples include... Full Answer
- Q What do I need to know about caring for someone with Hodgkin's lymphoma?
People with Hodgkin's lymphoma may feel overwhelmed with coping with their disease. If you are caring for someone with Hodgkin's lymphoma, you are an important part of their support system. They may need your help with daily tasks such as remembering to... Full Answer