non hodgkins versus hodgkins
Feb 23, 1999
1. can you explain the differnece between these 2 and does hodgkins occur in young adults who are hiv negative more often than the young adults who are pos? 2. Does either have any thing to do with Epstein Barr virus? 3. If there were swollen glands (or new palpable glands) under arms in groin and neck would this be the way Hodgkins usually presents itself?or usually just in 1 location? 4. Is there any routine blood test that would show up out of ange????thanks,and 5. i just need to know if this is usually associated w/ hiv (early hiv) if someone had a nondetectable viral load would it be strange to have these types of cancer????/thanks again.
Response from Dr. Holodniy
1. The are both lymphomas, which are tumors of the lymph nodes. NonHodgkins (NHL) is a group of diseases of varying prognosis. NHL affects lots of nonHIV infected people. 2. EBV or possibly other herpes virsuses have been associated with some types of lymphomas like Burketts. 3. Hodgkins can present with swollen glands anywhere. 4. Usually blood tests are normal. Sometimes LDH is elevated. 5. Usually occurs later. MH
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