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Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma with a tumor in one of the lymph node. What is the prevention ?

My 20 years old Fiancee diagnosed with (Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma ) she has a tumor in one of the lymph node behind the stomach and the nearby nodes are affected but it s weak affection ... only one node is swollen, the liver and spleen are enlarged but the doctor said the liver and spleen is not involved symptoms: 1- fever every three or four days only one time. 2- a very small amount sweating during sleeping. 3- no cough. 4- minor feelings of fatigue. 5- Blood tests shows small amount precipitation. 6- loss of appetite . 7- small weight loss . Please I have many questions , I need from you to help me in this , because this girl will become my wife one day ... 1- what is the reason of Liver and Spleen enlargement if they are not involved in ??? 2- can you tell me the percentage of the management?? 3- what is the stage? 4- what is the estimating living years after successful treatment? (approximately??) 5- will this case lead to death?? if not, when it will lead to death?? 6- Recurrent percentage of the disease after treatment?? 7- Will she live a normal life after full successful treatment?? I hope from you to see clear answers doctor, please Thanks
Asked On : Sun, 4 Sep 2011
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Hi anas!
Welcome to HCM.Non hodgin's lymphomas(nhl) is a cancer affecting the lymphatic system.cause is unknown it is thought when the body produces excess of abnormal lymphocytes.There are many subtypes like Burkitts,MALTs etc..Staging is done depending on lymph nodal involvement.Staging ct/pet/mri is done as a routine for a nhl work-up followed by confirmational biopsy of the node and subsequent pathological examination.Treatment depends on-stage,type of lymphoma-slow growing,aggressive,age of patient,whether patients' health status.Liver and spleen get enlarged in any large infection which affects the body.Treatment options include-chemotherapy,radiotherapy,etc,,The prognosis of NHL can be good but is linked to the type of lymphoma, the extent of spread (staging), and response to therapy.Since the detailed report of patient is unavailable only so much can be discussed.Please look this website for details regarding NHL.http://www.lls.org/.
Answered: Sat, 10 Sep 2011
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