Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) arises from the malignant proliferation of developing or mature B or T lymphocytes.
Extent of disease is determined using the Murphy staging system:
Mature B-cell lymphomas
Systemic manifestation (e.g., fever, weight loss, anorexia, fatigue) if disseminated; less likely if tumor localized
Abdominal mass with pain, swelling, change i...
Pathologic diagnosis, site, and extent of disease determine therapy.
A multidisciplinary approach is imperative to ensure the best therapy.
Patients should be enrolled on clini...
Patient monitoring weekly to monthly with CBC and physical examination
Radiologic imaging at intervals during and off therapy
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Bollard CM, Lim MS, Gross TG; for COG Non-Hodgk...
202.80 Other malignant lymphomas, unspecified site, extranodal and solid organ sites
200.20 Burkitt’s tumor or lymphoma, unspecified site, extranodal and solid organ sites
200.60 Anaplastic la...
Q: Did I do something to cause this?
A: No. Most cases are sporadic and not associated with diet, underlying immune dysfunction, or viral illness.
Q: Is this contagious?
A: No. Siblings may have slig...
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