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Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsCancer · 1 decade ago

NonHogkins Lymphoma-information?

Does anyone have good information about this. My dad has it and I know the basis of it, but I want to know more.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is basically every kind of lymphoma that isn't Hodgkin's Disease. Lymphoma is cancer of the immune system. There are about thirty different subtypes of N-HL. The subtypes are divided into aggressive and indolent forms, depending on how fast the cancer spreads. Subtype and stage are the factors that most determine the prognosis.

    Lymphoma is generally treated with chemotherapy, sometimes with radiation added. Treatment depends on what kind of Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma a person has. The most common chemo regimen is called CHOP. Often Rituxan is added and this chemo regimen is called CHOP-R. It's given for usually 6 to 8 cycles (a cycle lasts about 21 days).

    These are some sites where you can learn more about N-HL. To learn specifics, you will need to find out what specific type of N-HL your dad has. I hope the links help and good luck to you and your family.

    http://www.lymphomainfo.net/nhl/index.html

    http://www.nci.nih.gov/cancerinfo/types/non-hodgki...

    http://www.cancer.org/docroot/CRI/content/CRI_2_4_...

    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/non-hodgkins-lymp...

    Source(s): I had Hodgkin's Disease, dad had N-HL
  • 5 years ago

    okay, i'm pretty sure you're mixing up something of what they told you. Cervical cancer is not lymphoma. The two are very different. She may have a cervical tumor secondary to lymphoma, or a lymphoma secondary to cervical cancer, but either alone are not synonymous with each other. Cervical carcinoma is 99% of the time caused by the HPV virus (virus that causes genital warts). It is the third biggest cancer killer of women in the US. Regular pap smears are done to rule it out, and if caught early enough, can be very treatable. However, if not treated, it is particularly dangerous and easy to spread to other areas of the body. Lymphoma is a malignant cancer of the white cells in your body, and is pretty much the same thing as leukemia. It causes the white blood cells produced to be defective and destructive. Lymphoma is a particularly serious diagnosis, as it is a very aggressive cancer, and must be treated aggressively. Any cancer which has spread and caused a secondary cancer (mestasteses), is likely to have a bad outcome, as the spread may become more widespread. More details would help if you have them--and if you post more information i'd be happy to write a more detailed explanation, but this is the most basic information on both conditions.

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