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Cancer of the lymphatic system, which comprises of lymph nodes and vessels that carry lymph fluid throughout the body, is called lymphoma. It can affect either the bone marrow, thymus, spleen, tonsils, or the lymph nodes. Here, the lymph nodes become swollen and tender.

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Does my wife's MRI show the reason for recurrent dizziness and headaches?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 34 years old, and she is having recurrent dizziness and headaches. So, she got an MRI(Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan of the brain. I have attached the reports for your better understanding. Your advice is much appreciated.  Read Full »

Dr. Chandan Mohanty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Unfortunately, the report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) says that there is a mass in the brain, most likely a cancerous growth. IT is most probably a high-grade glioma or lymphoma. You will need to see a neurosurgeon, who will be able to examine her ...  Read Full »

Do my blood test results indicate that I have cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, Blood tests show high leukocytes of 12000 per microliter of blood with lymphocytosis and an elevated alkaline phosphatase at 162 u/L. Kindly suggest further tests to rule out cancers and lymphoma.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You need to repeat your CBC (complete blood count) after three to five days. If lymphocytes count is normal then the chances of cancer are very less. If lymphocytes count remains persistently high then further workup as follow. 1. Peripheral smear examination repor...  Read Full »

What should be done after my recent PET CT scan showed a lymphoma relapse following RCHOP and Methotrexate treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I wanted to give you an update on my health. Seven months ago, I was diagnosed with stage 4 NHL - Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma. I had no history of any bad habits, high blood pressure, or diabetes before this. After the diagnosis, I had a bone marrow biopsy and a PET CT to determine h...  Read Full »

Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. Here are the responses to your questions: RCHOP (Rituximab, Cyclophosphamide, Hydroxydaunorubicin, Vincristine, Prednisone) treatment is the current standard and effective therapy. Lymphoma relapses are uncommon but...  Read Full »

I raised my intake of Sertraline and have night sweats. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I started taking Sertraline 50 milligrams three weeks ago. After one week, I increased the dose to 100 milligrams. For the past week, I have been experiencing night sweats every night. A lot of other people also have it that I came across on forums. I also read that night sweats are a sig...  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. There is nothing to worry about lymphoma as sweating is a known side effect of Sertraline. Lymphoma is associated with weight loss and usually with groin and armpit swelling or an increase in lymph node size at different parts of the body. S...  Read Full »

I am having swollen lymph nodes in the abdomen. What could it possibly be?

Query: Hello doctor.I found swollen lymph nodes and a spleen in my abdomen, but no other symptoms were seen, and blood results were normal. I would like to know whether it is cancer. What else could it be if no infection is found?Please help  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Splenomegaly with swollen lymph nodes should always be investigated. Doctors will first try to rule out infectious etiology, and if no reason is detected, they will focus on ruling out malignancy. The following are som...  Read Full »

My relative was diagnosed with low sodium. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, One of my relative is 61-year-old and was diagnosed with lymphoma last year. He had chemotherapy and radiation for around seven months, and his previous PET scan four months ago showed no signs of cancer. He was good until last month's end. This month, his sodium level dropped, and he ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhatia Jatin Vinod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Multiple factors could lead to low sodium, such as poor nutrition, dehydration, side effects of earlier cancer treatment, comorbidities like high blood pressure and associated treatment, etc. Thus there is a possibility it not be related to the previous lymphoma. How...  Read Full »

How do I know if my child has lymphoma?

Query: Hi doctor, My 7-year-old daughter has had an enlarged tonsil for the past two years. She has symptoms like sore throat, cough at night, and nasal congestion. We consulted an ENT (ear, nose, throat) specialist, where the diagnosis was lymphoma, and had a review after three months. She was prescribed ...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From the image attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), I would suggest you do the following; 1. CT (computed tomography) scan of the neck and chest to evaluate lymphoma or tonsil. 2. Start the child on syrup Augmentin DDS (Amoxicillin and Clavulan...  Read Full »

My lymphocyte subset analysis shows elevated levels. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor, My lymphocyte subset analysis shows double negative CD4 and CD8 T cells are 840 cells per microliter, and TCR Gamma-Delta T cells are 1059 cells per microliter. Is this alarming? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Unfortunately, you have provided incomplete data. Please share the full report of flow cytometry as well as the other workup, such as the abdomen pelvis CT (computed tomography) scan with contrast, LDH (Lactate dehydrogenase), CRP(C-reactive...  Read Full »

I have remission of lymphoma. Is surgery needed or colonoscopy enough?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 77-year-old woman. I had lymphoma last year, but was declared in remission this month. I have gained all my weight back and am feeling fine. My Oncologist sends me for PET scans every few months to make sure no cancer has returned. During last PET scan, they saw a shadow and re...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As such immediate surgery is not indicated. Yearly colonoscopy and biopsy should be done. If stage of lesions seems to be changing then it should be removed. A few doctors treat this aggressively and remove it surgically at this stage only. This decision is based on you...  Read Full »

What is the hard lump on bikini line?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a small lump on bikini line for six months and did not think too much of it. It is now grown to about an inch or so. It is slightly oval in shape, feels hard, rubbery, and is fixed in one spot. I am unsure if it is a deep, infected ingrown hair, or a swollen lymph node. It is lo...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your case. Yes, in very rare cases psoriasis and lymphoma can be correlated but it occurs very rarely. In lymphoma, lymph node becomes enlarged and that do occur in your whole body. In those cases, lesions are not inflamed, not red as is your lesion ...  Read Full »

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