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Is Non-hodgkin's Lymphoma Dangerous

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Why Prednisone for treating non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

I have non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, (mantle cell) which thus far has remained somewhat indolent. Due to somewhat enlarged lymphoid tissue on palate, along gum line, and check, my Dr. has recommended a steroid (prednisone) in the hopes of decreasing...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Virtually all lymphoma patients will get prednisone, or an equivalent medication, at some point during the course of their illness. Plain and simple, prednisone destroys lymphoma cells. The reason you are getting prednisone has little to do with... Read more »

Do you have AIDS if you have non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and HIV?

I recently read your definition of Non Hodgkins Lymphoma on your website and it said about HIV and... Read more »

I got two different opinions? Radiation or more Rituxan after chemo for non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Greetings, Doctor.I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma 2 months ago. It was localized... Read more »
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Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Rates Lower in HAART-Treated Patients

Background Untreated HIV infection confers a huge increase in the incidence of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Understanding the extent to which HAART mitigates this risk is of vital importance to HIV-infected persons. Details of This Study Waterson... Read more »
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HAART Reduces Incidence and Improves Long-Term Prognosis of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Background It is clear that HIV infection markedly increases the incidence of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. In the era before the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), the more advanced the HIV infection, the greater the increase in the... Read more »
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Who Is At Risk for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma?

In an oral presentation at CROI 2009 in Montreal, Canada, Eric Engels of the US National Cancer Institute presented on the possible role of abnormal antibody fragments called immunoglobulin free light chains in predicting non-Hodgkin's lymphoma... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Changing Face of Cancer in HIV/AIDS Patients

Certain cancers -- Kaposi's sarcoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and invasive cervical cancer -- strike the HIV-positive population at much higher rates than the general population, and, with the exception of cervical cancer, are associated with reduced... Read more »
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Itching from Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma

Posted by Anonymous
I am a B-cell type High grade non-hodgkins lymphoma patient who despite the cancer as the main illnes is being driven to my limits by ITCHING - Iv tried every lotion & potion from allergy drugs to chinese herbal teas & hypnotherapy. PLEASE... 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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Pulmonary lymphoma

Posted by jayne
Hello ...again...and thank you all for your kind advice. My husband got out of hospital and was doing so well, loads of energy. Put on the weight he had lost, counts went up to 185 and he was undetectable. The doctor took him off some of his... Read more »

Handjob Dangers?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The day after Christmas I went to a massage parlor. Had a table bath, a (bad) massage, and a handjob to completion. I understand that the risks are considered quite low for this type of activity, but I found out that the place also does full-service... Read more »