Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
   
Ask the Experts About

AIDS-Related CancersAIDS-Related Cancers
         
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


I've had lymphoma. Can I take growth hormone for my lipodystrophy?
May 24, 2002

Hi, Dr.Dezube, I am a lymphoma survivor, surgery, CHOP and radiotherapy (last radiotherapy, in November 2000, my last CT scan OK). Do you think I could ask my doctor for growth hormone for my lipodystrophy? is this hormone contraindicated with the history of a Neoplasia? thanks.

Response from Dr. Dezube

Excellent question. I'll give you my opinion, but please realize that it is based on my feelings, not necessarily on facts. First congratulations on becoming a lymphoma survivor, getting through surgery, CHOP chemotherapy and radiotherapy is no small feat. My very strong feeling is that you should do everything humanly possible to stay in remission. This includes not only staying on your HIV drugs, but also avoiding anything which has the potential of stimulating tumors. Growth hormone has the potential of stimulating tumors. Whether growth hormone can stimulate AIDS lymphoma is really not known. HOWEVER, I advise all my lymphoma patients not to take it. You ask specifically "is this hormone contraindicated?" I can't say specifically yes or no to your question; all I can say is that I advise against its use for patients who have or who have had AIDS lymphoma.


Previous
Is anyone conducting clinical trials for KS and lymphoma?
Next
Question of cancer on back of right leg

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


 
Advertisement




Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement