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  • Blood in stool

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What is Malignant Lymphoma?

A malignant lymphoma is a cancer that starts in the body's lymphatic system cells and can spread to other body parts. There are dozens of different kinds of lymphomas which are broadly categorized as "Hodgkins Lymphomas" and "Non-Hodgkins Lymphomas" (NHL). The different types are also classified by the cell type the cancer comes from and each different type of lymphoma has its own patterns of spread, treatments, and prognosis The most frequent symptom is swollen lymph nodes. Fevers, night sweats, itchiness, and fatigue can also be seen with lymphomas as can difficulty breathing or abdominal pain. Risk factors include age, family history, a weakened immune system from medications or illness, prior cancer treatments, viral infections such as Epstein-Barr and HIV.

Typical Symptoms of Malignant Lymphoma

  • Blood in stool

  • Swollen lymph nodes, usually small swellings at the neck, armpits, groin and behind the ears

  • Swollen lymph nodes over multiple parts of the body

  • Seizure

  • Weakness on one side of the body

  • Double vision

  • Swelling or water retention on one side of the body

  • Neck swelling

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Malignant Lymphoma

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Do you have blood in your stool?

  • Are your lymph nodes swollen and enlarged?

  • Do you have swollen lymph nodes in multiple locations on your body?

  • Have you had a seizure?

  • Are you experiencing an inability to move one side of your body?

Treatmentof Malignant Lymphoma

Treatment depends primarily on the lymphoma type and degree of spread, as well as the patient's overall condition. Treatment is almost always "systemic" -- to the entire body -- and may include a combination of chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, and medication to ease symptoms as well as radiotherapy. Treatment rarely includes surgery. Transplants using stem cells or bone marrow cells are sometimes performed.

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References

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    https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/internalmedicine/60/20/60_7142-21/_article

  • Aisenberg AC. Malignant lymphoma. 2. N Engl J Med. 1973 May 3;288(18):935-41. doi: 10.1056/NEJM197305032881804. PMID: 4571349.

    https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM197305032881804

  • Aisenberg AC. Malignant lymphoma. 1. N Engl J Med. 1973 Apr 26;288(17):883-90. doi: 10.1056/NEJM197304262881705. PMID: 4348229.

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  • Munakata W, Terauchi T, Maruyama D, Nagai H. Revised staging system for malignant lymphoma based on the Lugano classification. Jpn J Clin Oncol. 2019 Oct 1;49(10):895-900. doi: 10.1093/jjco/hyz111. PMID: 31504700.

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Robin Schoenthaler, MD

Robin Schoenthaler, MD (Oncology)

Board certified radiation oncologist with over 30 years experience treating cancer patients. Senior physician advisor for expert medical options in adult oncology. Published award-winning essayist on medical and health issues and more.

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal Medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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