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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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New diagnosis of lymphoma; How should I be treated?; What about naturopathic regimen?

I was diagnosed yesterday with B-cell lymohoma in AIDS that appears to be in Stage 1. I noticed a lump under my right arm, which has since doubled in size. I have no other symptoms (night sweats, etc). I tested HIV+ 3 years ago. I am on no...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Getting a cancer diagnosis is always difficult, no matter what the setting is. AIDS related lymphoma is VERY treatable. With you relatively high CD4 count and relatively low viral load, you should do okay. Without knowing many of the specifics of... Read more »

Lymphoma - Value your opinion; will this lymphoma kill me?

Hello Dr. Dezube, Thank you for the wonderful service you provide on this great web site, it has really helped me over the past few months. Im a 32 yr old male diagnosed HIV+ earlier this year. My initial CD4 count was 84 and 280,000 viral...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
This is quite a decision before you. I am a bit confused because you state that the pathology review from John Hopkins "did not clearly demonstrate a neoplastic (i.e. cancerous) population", yet you write that the ultimate interpretation... 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 »

10 years ago I had lymphoma, 2 years ago became HIV+ worried I have Hodgkins again

Hi,This time 10 years ago I was 17 years old and half way through my ABVD chemo to treat stage 4A Hodgkins lymphoma. It was in my lungs aswell both sides of my neck and chest. I went on to have radio to my chest and had follow ups for 3 years or...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Your concerns seem reasonable with your medical history and symptoms. I would discuss with your HIV provider and perhaps consider a work up for recurrent lymphoma (seems unlikely but still possible) with examination, blood tests and perhaps imaging... Read more »
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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 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/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 »

lymphoma

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
is this condition related only to hiv/aids

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