- Q Is non-Hodgkin lymphoma fatal?
Although non-Hodgkin lymphoma is very curable, like any cancer the disease can prove fatal if left untreated too long. Survivability therefore depends on the stage of the disease when treatment begins, and whether it has metastasized, or spread, to other... Full Answer
- Q What is non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?
Non-Hodgkin (or Hodgkin's) lymphoma is a term applied to a type of cancer that develops in the lymphatic system, the system of lymph nodes, organs, and vessels around your body that produce disease-fighting white blood cells called lymphocytes. The... Full Answer
- Q Are Hodgkin's lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma the same disease?
Hodgkin's lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma are not the same disease, although they are both cancers of the lymphatic system. Hodgkin's lymphoma is identified by the presence of Reed-Sternberg cells. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma has no such cells. Treatments... Full Answer
- Q Is non-Hodgkins lymphoma genetic?
Dr. Vincent T DeVita Jr, OncologyAll cancers are in a way genetic diseases, in that they result from the mutation of normal genes that then go awry and cause the cells to grow into cancers and genes are the basis of hereditary traits. But you may mean are lymphomas inherited. The answer... Full Answer
- Q How do I manage my non-Hodgkin lymphoma on a daily basis?
The keys to successful daily management are learning how to cope with stress and staying realistic about goals. A diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma can be psychologically devastating; making sure you have a good support network of friends, family, and... Full Answer
- Q What causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma?
The precise cause of non-Hodgkin lymphoma remains a mystery. Some varieties of the disease have been linked to viruses. The disease starts when white blood cells called lymphocytes, produced in the lymphatic system and normally used by your body to fight... Full Answer
- Q Can non-Hodgkin lymphoma be prevented?
With an unknown cause, and the disease affecting all ages, it is not known how to prevent non-Hodgkin lymphoma. With suspected but unconfirmed risk factors tied to weed killers and insecticides, it is probably a good idea to limit exposure to those kinds... Full Answer
- Q How is non-Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosed?
There are over 20 distinct varieties of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. If after a physical examination your doctor suspects you may have the disease, a series of tests will be ordered to rule out Hodgkin lymphoma or other lymphatic disorders. This diagnosis... Full Answer
- Q What are the risk factors for non-Hodgkin lymphoma?
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma can strike anyone, regardless of risk factors. However, older people and those with immune systems not functioning at their full strength are most susceptible to developing the disease. Immune systems can be weakened by certain... Full Answer