a group of lymphomas which differ in important ways from hodgkin's disease and are classified according to the microscopic appearance of the cancer cells. The disease is classified as either indolent (slowly growing) or aggressive (rapidly growing) and may be treated in a variety of ways depending on the exact diagnosis.
Recommendation Vitamin K"...These are proteins induced by vitamin K absence or antagonism..."
A type of lymphoma, a cancer affecting lymph nodes and the immune system.
Recommendation Zinc"It was found that the copper to zinc ratio was significantly higher in patients with lymphoma or acute and chronic leukemias compared to control subjects..."
A cancer of the lymphatic system. A type of lymphoma. There are many types of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. Some types spread more quickly than others. It is important that a pathologist experienced in examining lymphomatous tissue determine the exact subtype of the lymphoma since the correct choice of therapy depends on the precise subtype.
any cancer in lymphoid tissue (found mostly in the spleen and lymph glands) that is not Hodgkin's disease
Recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)"...When dietary vitamin C levels were low, the risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in men increased..."
A group of cancers of the lymphoid system, including B-cell lymphoma, Burkitt's lymphoma, diffuse cell lymphoma, follicular lymphoma, immunoblastic large cell lymphoma, lymphoblastic lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma, mycosis fungoides, post-transplantation lymphoproliferative disorder, small non-cleaved cell lymphoma, and T-cell lymphoma.
The Condition"...This type of cancer can spread to almost any part of the body, including the liver, bone marrow, and spleen..."
The Condition"Lymphoma is a general term for cancers that develop in the lymphatic system..."
Any kind of primary cancer of the lymph tissues other than Hodgkin's disease.
A heterogeneous group of lymphomas arising from the lymphoid components of the immune system. The clinical picture is broadly similar to that of Hodgkin's disease. Reed-Sternberg cells common in Hodgkin's disease is absent in these lymphomas.
The Condition"... Hodgkin's disease is one type of lymphoma, and all other lymphomas are grouped together and called non-Hodgkin's lymphoma..." Our Question about herbicide exposure"There is reasonable evidence suggesting occupational exposure to phenoxy herbicides could result in both Hodgkin's and non Hodgkin's lymphoma..." Recommendation Tobacco Avoidance"...male insurance policy holders, 49 deaths from Hodgkin's lymphoma and 21 from multiple myeloma occurred during a 20 year follow-up..." Recommendation Selenium"In evaluating 59 patients with lymphoid malignancies such as Hodgkin's disease, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, multiple myeloma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia, it was found that serum selenium concentrations were significantly lower in patients than in controls..."
Recommendation Vitamin E"Observational Study: Serum vitamin E concentrations were significantly lower in leukemia and lymphoma patients than in normal controls..." Recommendation Selenium"In evaluating 59 patients with lymphoid malignancies such as Hodgkin's disease, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, multiple myeloma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia, it was found that serum selenium concentrations were significantly lower in patients than in controls..."
A disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the lymph system. Lymphomas are divided into two general types: Hodgkin's disease and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. The cancer cells in Hodgkin's disease look a certain way under a microscope. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma can also occur in children and is treated differently from Hodgkins disease.
diverse group of malignant tumors of B- and T-lymphoid cells; involved lymph nodes are enlarged, soft and pale gray. Tumor histology is uniform.
The Condition"...The doctor considers the following to determine the stage of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma ... Whether the affected lymph nodes are above, below, or on both sides of the diaphragm..."
(NHL) type of cancer where the cause is unknowm and may develop in people with suppressed immune system. Treatment may cause premature ovarian failure. A recent study has shown CHOP therapy (cyclophosphamide 750 mg/m2, doxorubicin 50 mg/m2, vincristine 1.4 mg/m2 (maximum 2 mg) and prednisone 100 mg/day for 5 days) does not affect the ovarian function or fertility. (More? Medline Encyclopedia | Dann EJ, Epelbaum R, Avivi I, Ben Shahar M, Haim N, Rowe JM, Blumenfeld Z. Fertility and ovarian function are preserved in women treated with an intensified regimen of cyclophosphamide, adriamycin, vincristine and prednisone (Mega-CHOP) for non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Hum Reprod. 2005 Aug;20(8):2247-9.
Malignant tumor of the lymph glands, which is more common than Hodgkin's disease. See Hodgkin's disease. Cause is unknown, but viral infection may be a factor. Symptoms may include swollen, rubbery, non-tender lymph glands anywhere in the body, weight loss, malaise, anemia, jaundice and bleeding from the digestive tract. See Anemia; jaundice. Usually curable with radiation therapy and anticancer drugs. The potential for cure varies according to the cell type discovered from biopsy of the lymph nodes.
Recommendation Vitamin D"Administration of activated vitamin D (1,25 dihydroxycholecalciferol) may be beneficial in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma..."
A type of cancer that affects the lymph system
A type of cancer that occurs when there is an uncontrolled or malignant growth of abnormal B-lymphocytes. Arising from the lymphatic system, NHL may be characterized by enlarged lymph nodes due to the collection of tumor cells in these areas.
cancer of the lymphatic system that is not Hodgkin's
A cancer of the lymphatic system. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is related to Hodgkin's disease, but is made up of different cell types. See Lymphoma.
a type of lymphoma, a cancer in the lymphatic system; causes the cells in the lymphatic system to abnormally reproduce, eventually causing tumors to grow. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cells can also spread to other organs.
A family of lymphomas distinguished from Hodgkin's disease by the absence of the characteristic Sternberg-Reed cells.
A group of diseases that are cancers of the lymphatic system. There are many different types of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. They can be low, intermediate or high grade. They are classified as different stages depending on how many groups of lymph nodes are involved and where they are in the body. Treatment depends on grade and stage and includes radiotherapy, chemotherapy, bone marrow transplant and stem cell transplant.
A lymphoma (cancer of the lymphoid tissues) made up of B cells and characterized by nodular or diffuse tumors that may appear in the stomach, liver, brain, and bone marrow of persons with HIV. After Kaposi's Sarcoma, NHL is the most common opportunistic cancer in persons with AIDS.
a cancer in which abnormal lymphocytes (white blood cells) emerge and divide uncontrollably, overcrowding the lymph nodes and impairing their functions
a rare cancer -- sometimes abbreviated as NHL -- that affects B-cells in the lymph system.
Any type of lymphoma that is not Hodgkin's disease. A lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system. See Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma section.
a cancer of the immune system whereby cells in lymph nodes abnormally reproduce which eventually leads to tumors that spread throughout the body.
A group of cancers of the lymphoid system, including acute lymphoblastic leukemia, B cell lymphoma, Burkitt's lymphoma, diffuse cell lymphoma, follicular lymphoma, immunoblastic large cell lymphoma, lymphoblastic lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma, mycosis f
Any kind of cancer of the lymph tissue (lymphoma ) other than Hodgkin's disease. Also called lymphosarcoma.
A cancer that is found in the lymph tissue.
A cancer of the lymphatic system. What distinguishes non-Hodgkin's lymphoma from Hodgkin's lymphoma is the absence of a type of cell called the Reed-Sternberg cell. This cell is present only in Hodgkin's lymphoma. The treatment methods for Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas are very different.
( see also): Adult non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the lymph system. There are many types of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. Some types spread more quickly than others. The type is determined by how the cancer cells look under a microscope.
The Condition"...Because lymphatic tissue is present in many parts of the body, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma can start almost anywhere in the body..." Our Question about cervical node swelling"The most common symptom of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is a painless swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck, underarm, or groin..."
Recommendation Beta-Carotene"...Dietary carotene intake was inversely related to NHL risk in men but not in women..."
The Condition"...Biological therapy (also called immunotherapy) is a form of treatment that uses the body's immune system, either directly or indirectly, to fight cancer or to lessen the side effects that can be caused by some cancer treatments..."
Recommendation Vitamin K"Many patients on high dose chemotherapy for lymphoma or myeloma test positive for prothrombin precursor PIVKA II..."
The Condition"... Staging is a careful attempt to find out whether the cancer has spread and, if so, what parts of the body are affected..."
NHL. Any of a large group of cancers of the immune system. NHLs can occur at any age, and are often marked by enlarged lymph nodes, fever, and weight loss. There are many different types of NHL, and they can be divided into aggressive (fast-growing) and indolent (slow-growing) types, and are classified as either B-cell or T-cell NHL. B-cell NHLs include Burkitt's lymphoma, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, follicular lymphoma, immunoblastic large cell lymphoma, precursor B-lymphoblastic lymphoma, and mantle cell lymphoma. T-cell NHLs include mycosis fungoides, anaplastic large cell lymphoma, and precursor T-lymphoblastic lymphoma. Lymphomas related to lymphoproliferative disorders following bone marrow or stem cell transplantation are usually B-cell NHLs. Prognosis and treatment depend on the stage and type of disease.
The Condition"...Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is usually treated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or a combination of these treatments..."
Recommendation Sauna Detoxification Program"...These chemicals are often carcinogenic, and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, in particular, has been linked to herbicide and pesticide exposure..."