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Symptoms Of Lymphoma Cancer Caused By Hiv

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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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what cause the itching with lymphoma

Dr Dezube,Thank you for your great work on this site.I was wondering what cause the insane itching associated with NHL.I had it the first time round and the itching went away after a couple of chemotherapies.I finished chemo Jan 18th 2001 and it...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I'm sorry to hear about the itching. It can certainly drive you crazy. Cancer releases irritants that lead to the itching. Although there is no single medication which seems to control all cancer itching, different patients respond to... Read more »

lymphoma/cancer and being hiv +

Dear Sirs:Thank you for a wonderful site. I have been very curious about the risk being hiv+ people and cancer. Is it more common and what types? Recently, I've known several hiv+ people, most long term non progressors (most not on HAART)...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Besides the standard AIDS associated tumors (lymphoma and Kaposi's sarcoma)the appears to be increased rates of HPV associated tumors (cervical and anal cancer). It is unclear if there is any link bewtween HIV and or treatment and other main... Read more »

hiv/non hodkins lymphoma

I will try to keep this message as short as I can in the hopes that someone may actually read to the bottom since it will be lengthy and help me as I need the help more than you know. I have been sick for 8 months. This will get...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Actually I did read through your entire tome. First off, congratulations on winning our Train Wreck of the Month Award. I don't mean to make light of your situation but dearie 15 years of depression/anxiety, getting drugged and raped, a... 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 »
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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 »

lymphoma

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

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Lymphoma?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello I went to a ear nose and throat specialist who stated it looked like lymphoma when he looked at my mouth and throat. I've tested negative after the six month period with no further exposures and wondering am I hiv negative with some other... Read more »