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Can the first sign of AIDS be a Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma?

Can you tell me if it's unusual for Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma to be the first illness in an hiv+ person? Don't other conditions precede such a condition?

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CD4 decline and radiation

Dear Dr. In Feb,03 you answered a question about cd4 decline and radiation for the prostate.I recently had my parotids radiated.My cd4 was about 650 a week before treatment and 459 ten days post radiation. Viral load was 23,000 just before the treatm...

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Bladder cancer treatment in an HIV positive patient. How do HIV drugs and chemotherapy go together?

My husband has been diagnosed with Stage 3-4 Bladder cancer. So far there is no evidence that the cancer has spread beyond the bladder wall, but he is advised to undergo bladder removal surgery. There are concerns that chemotherapy will complicated H...

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Testicular cancer? what's the next step?

I'm 17 and I've found a very small (no more than 1mm in any dimension) lump on the front (slightly displaced to one side) of my right testicle. It's very hard to locate, so maybe I always had it..I'm not sure. It is really very small, and quite hard ...

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Spitting blood- lung cancer or irritated throat?

I spat blood 4 times in the last month and a half. I spit it when I just wake up and once right after a cigarette. I'm a regular cigarette/marijuana smoker(2 joints a day). i just wanna know if the problem is just an irritated throat wich causes me t...

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type and distribution of Hodgkin's Disease in hiv- and hiv+ patients

Hello, I read in a post that the type and distribution of HD seen in HIV+ patients is different from that of HIV- patients. I was hoping you could either elaborate and let me know what the differences are. I have searched on the web endlessly, and am...

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2nd time around for Hodgkin's disease-- oh no

I have stage 2b hodgkins disease. I went to four treatments of ABVD and then stopped because I got so sick. It's been a year and the cancer in my neck is growing. It is about the size of a quarter on all three places (underarm too) So I decided to st...

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Painless red spots on legs

I have about 5 red spots on my lower legs that have been there for about two years. They do not itch, burn, bleed, ooze, or do anything but scare me because I don't know what they are. Within the past 6 months, one of them increased in size and redne...

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Does Panretin gel really help destroy KS? I had lymphoma and now I have KS

I finished my last round of chemotherapy (CHOP+R) for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma about six months ago and am starting to feel very good again. I'm in remission and will hopefully stay that way. The experience was the pits but at least it wasn't the horro...

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Diagnosed with KS but Negative for HIV

I had a lesion on my leg biopsied and it came back positive for KS. I was also tested for HIV and was negative. This was 1 year ago. Since then I have been tested 2 more times. My question is, should I treat this isolated lesion? The infectious disea...