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Diagnosed with low hemoglobin and iron level. Chances of getting lymphoma?

my sister very recently has been investigated because of low hemoglobin and iron. they discovered some sort of genetic issue that may be in our family (alpha ?) can that lead to lymphoma? I recently received tx for lymphoma and am quite concerned for my kids and grandkids, especially since my son in taking Remicade q 6 weeks, which makes him more at risk for it too. All these together make me quite anxious for their increased risk. do you have any information or links i can further research?
Asked On : Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Sep 2012
Hello, Welcome to HCM, I am Dr. Das

Look, your sister is suffering from alpha thalassemia most possibly.

It is a defect in hemoglobin synthesis but is minor in clinical course than beta thalassemia.

So, do not worry at all. It is not a lymphoma. But her spouse should be tested by HPLC study to rule out any chance of homozygousity or dual heterozygosity in their children.

Hope this will become helpful.

Answered: Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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