Non-hodgkin Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a type of cancer that begins in the lymphatic system. The signs and symptoms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma include swollen lymph nodes, abdominal pain, chest pain, fatigue, fever, and night sweats. The exact cause of non-Hodgkin lymphoma is still unclear.

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What are lymphomas and how are they treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I have few lymph nodes on both sides of my groin for the past year, and there is no pain in the groin. There are no other lymph nodes in the body with pain, no fever, weight loss, or any other symptoms. I took antibiotics, but it did not work. My CBC and other blood tests are normal. My...  Read Full »


Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the investigation report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), you sent. I found no clue about lymphoma. It seems reactive nodes to some local viral infection of the urogenital tract. It might be due to post-vaccination. All vaccines e...  Read Full »

Does COVID-19 vaccination cause side effects in patients with NLH?

Query: Hi doctor,I am going to get a COVID-19 shot after two days. I read that there are some side effects due to COVID-19 shot. One of the common side effect observed is swollen lymph nodes. I have follicular nonhodkins lymphoma with some node swelling on the left side of my neck. Do I need to be concerne...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. First, I need to discuss about swollen nodes. It is one of the side effects of COVID-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) vaccination as it can elicit an immune response as a part of the body's reaction. As a result, it leads t...  Read Full »

Do all pleural effusions need pleurodesis?

Query: Hi doctor, The patient is a 52 years old female. 25 days ago, core biopsy of retroperitoneal lymph node non-Hodgkin's mature B cell lymphoma diffusely positive for CD10, CD20, BCL6 and BCL12. Bone marrow biopsy showed erythroid hyperplasia with focal micronormoblastic maturation. She is suffering wi...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you very much for being specific in what you want to ask. For lymphoma associated effusion, we do not suggest pleurodesis (procedure to remove excess fluid in pleural space) as most of the patient responds to chemotherapy. One cycle is a short time to know if the...  Read Full »

I had a lump, or mass, under my right armpit and it was follicular lymphoma. Is this treatable?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a physical test, and blood works done about six weeks ago. I told my doctor, I had a lump, or mass, under my right armpit. He checked it out, and then sent me for an ultrascan, and a needle biopsy. A week later the doctor, called and said it was follicular lymphoma which is a type...  Read Full »


Dr. C Elanchezhian

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Do you have lymph nodes only in axilla? If it is only in the axilla, it is treatable. This is stage one. In this stage, either chemotherapy or radiation therapy will be given. Need not worry too much. Did they say what type of Hodgkin's B-cell or T-cell? If possible send...  Read Full »

Is my lymph node enlarged due to cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I have left supraclavicular lymph node enlargement of around 1 cm in size over four months. I have body pain and occasional low back pain. I have pain in areas such as shoulder, right groin, hand under the elbow and sometimes feel difficulties in chest. Only one lymph node got enlarged. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H. Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your queries, my opinion is as follows: Lymph nodes in supraclavicular areas are usually due to infection from surrounding areas. Possibility for cancer is if it is enlarging or very hard or if there are other cancer in the body. Usually increasing size in ...  Read Full »

What is non-Hodgkin lymphoma?

Query: Hi doctor, What is non-Hodgkin lymphoma? What can cause NHL? Which age group is more commonly affected? Can NHL occur without any family history? Does all left supraclavicular (Virchow's node) node is associated with lymphoma? Can single small but persistent size of lymph node enough for NHL? Why m...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H. Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is a group of lymphomas, which does not fall into the classification of Hodgkin's lymphoma. Anything which does not fit the criteria of Hodgkin's is NHL.NHL can be caused due to a viral infection like Epstein Barr Virus, radiation, immune-modify...  Read Full »

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