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Lymphoma

What Is Lymphoma? Lymphoma is a cancer of white blood cells called B-lymphocytes, or B-cells. They multiply rapidly and form tumors. Lymphoma of the brain or spinal cord is called central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma. AIDS-related lymphoma is sometimes called Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL). In 1985, the Centers for Disease Control added NHL to the list of diseases that define AIDS. Hodgkin's Disease, another type of lymphoma, is rare in people...
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Lymphoma symptoms; Do I have lymphoma?

Dr., I have an appointment next week with a doctor to get tested for HIV and to check on symptoms which seem to be very related to lymphoma. I had a low risk exposure just under 4 months ago and had a plethora of ARS symptoms, some of which...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I'm glad to hear that you are going for HIV testing. That is the first thing which needs to be settled. I would not trying to self-diagnose lymphoma. It's not uncommon for a patient to read about an illness and then convince themselves... Read more »

Possible Lymphoma? Is it possible to remain lymphoma free once one is in remission?

I am very worried for my partner of 20 years. He is 43 years old now. I brought him to the hospital with very high fever and a headache -- no other symptoms. In the emergency room they isolated him immediately with suspicion of meningitis; the...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
If your partner's lymphoma was in 1994, it would be most extraordinary for that same lymphoma to come back after 8 years! However, he, as well as any HIV-infected patient, can develop a totally new HIV-related lymphoma. If he were to develop... Read more »

What are symptoms of lymphoma

Dear Sir, If I had lymphoma, what would be the symptoms. I have been HIV+ for 16 years. I have a hard, sore mass on my left side of stomach, I have large smooth raised bumps under my arms, similar to shoulder pads, my face has become sunken around...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Lymphoma can present in many different ways. It's hard to give you a simple answer. Sometimes it appears as a mass, other times it presents as systemic symptoms (fever, chills, night sweats, and weight loss), and other times it can present in... Read more »

Symptoms of Lymphoma

I have had a low grade fever for about 6 months that I know of. Lately I've been feeling tired and can't seem to do the same things I have done all my life. I went to my doctor and he asked me a lot of questions that made me realize I...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Many patients with lymphoma have what we call "constitutional symptoms", which include fever, chills, profuse sweating at night, and weight loss. Other patients with lymphoma have no symptoms; they just present with a mass/growth. Others... Read more »
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CNS Lymphoma

Posted by Anonymous
Does anyone know the symptoms of this condition? Can it just be a headache or would it definitely include confusion, disorientation, paralysis, seizures, etc. Can this condition be the first sign that one is positive if they've never tested? Is... Read more »

HIV and Lymphoma

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm wondering if anyone out there is struggling with the double whammy of HIV and non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. I'm trying to connect to share information, etc., or just for general support.

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HIV and Primary Effusion Lymphoma (PEL)

Posted by SMARS, 1 Reply
Hello,

Back in October I discovered that my brother was diagnosed with HIV, feel free to review the post with subject "HIV Care US vs. India and Living in the Mid East". In the last two months we have been doing more tests. We've discovered that he... Read more »

HIV/HEP C/ Burkitt's lymphoma/ I WIN ALLTHREE

Posted by AaronK, 1 Reply
Infected at birth during transfusion in 83. Diagnosed in 88. 1997-2000 i was on and off meds-2000-2006 i was off medications. in 2006 i was diagnosed with Hep C, with 7tcells and with 60,000 virus count. after 7 months I was HIV Undetectable. Tcells... Read more »