Overview - What is Lymphoma?
What are the different types of Lymphoma?
This is a type of cancer of the Lymphatic system which is seen to affect people among any age group. In Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, the cancer can spread from one lymph node to another at an extremely rapid pace.
This type is also commonly observed but the difference when Compared with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is that it does not spread from lymph node to lymph node. It might miss a lymph node and attack some other one. It can be B cell or cell NHL.
What are the symptoms of Lymphoma?
- Acute loss of weight
- Reduced appetite
- Persistent cough
- Breathing difficulties
- Swelling of lymph nodes
- Swelling of the abdomen
How is Lymphoma Diagnosed?
- Physical examination
- Complete Blood Count with peripheral smear
- Blood Cell examination
- Bone Marrow Biopsy ( should the above three tests show acute variations)
- Imaging tests mostly PET CT
- Spinal Tap ( procedure done in certain cases to test the spinal fluid)
How is LyhomaTreated?
Age and your overall health condition might have an influence on the type of treatment your doctor finalises upon. However, the good news is that the survival rate from Lymphoma on timely treatment is high and that’s a positive sign. Your healthcare team will determine a treatment plan they hope will be most beneficial for you.
To seek more information about Lymphoma and how to address it, feel free to connect with our experts at Haematology and BMT Institute.
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But his expertise does not end here.
He is specialised in various other arrays including Leukemia, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Aplastic Anemia, Thalassemia and Sickle cell diseases, Hemophagocytic syndromes and so on.
An ongoing struggle globally is treating patients on time and Dr. SK Gupta’s morale hits exactly that very spot! He has dealt with cases where adults have been affected by the same by following his principle of giving timely treatment.