Leukemia & Lymphoma Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26
Teen Must Undergo Chemo, Says Connecticut Supreme Court
Does personalized cancer treatment include the option not to seek proven life-saving treatment? When the party involved is a minor? More here.
Hodgkin's Lymphoma Basics, Symptoms, and Risk Factors
An overview of Hodgkin lymphoma including description, signs and symptoms, and risk factors for developing the disease.
The 5 Types of Hodgkin's Lymphoma
There are five main subtypes of Hodgkin lymphoma. Find out about them and the impact each subtype has on how the disease behaves and its treatment.
Tests for Diagnosis of Lymphoma & Determining Type
The diagnosis of lymphoma requires a biopsy, and several tests to identify the type of lymphoma and how far it has spread.
What Is Classical Hodgkin's Lymphoma?
Classical Hodgkin's lymphoma includes four subtypes, making up 95% of Hodgkin disease. Learn about what distinguishes them, diagnosis, and treatment.
What Is Nodular Sclerosing Hodgkin Lymphoma?
Nodular sclerosing Hodgkin lymphoma is the most common type of Hodgkin lymphoma in developed countries. More here on this malignancy and the bigger picture.
Do Enlarged Lymph Nodes Offer Clues About Cancer?
Can enlarged lymph nodes offer clues about a present cancer? Here's the link between Hodgkin's lymphoma and other cancers.
Nodular Lymphocyte Predominant Hodgkin Lymphoma
Nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin lymphoma (NLPHL) is a type of Hodgkin disease. Learn more about this rare type of Hodgkin lymphoma.
PET/CT Helps Stage Hodgkin's Lymphoma More Accurately
A PET/CT scan helps patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma by revealing sites of active disease.
How is Hodgkin's Disease Managed During Pregancy?
How is Hodgkin's lymphoma treated in pregnancy, how often does it occur, and will it have an affect on my survival if I remain pregnant?
Microscopic Views of Leukemia and Lymphoma Blood Cancer
Images related to blood cancer. Microscopic views of a type of leukemia, a type of lymphoma and a promising new therapy called CAR-T Cell Therapy.
What Are the Symptoms of Acute Leukemia in Children?
Acute leukemia is the most common type of cancer in children. Learn about the signs and symptoms of acute leukemia in children and what causes them.
Childhood Leukemias: Acute vs. Chronic vs. Congenital
Childhood leukemias are most often acute and not chronic leukemias. Congenital leukemias are rare leukemias diagnosed in infancy.
What MicroRNAs Mean in Cancer
What is microRNA (miRNA) and what is its relevance to cancer? Learn how miRNA profiles may improve targeting and help fine-tune future treatments.
Cancer Therapy and Beads of Courage
A string of beads can signify strength and courage, providing a colorful way for a child with cancer to track treatment and share their story with others.
Children in Martial Arts - Safety and Healing
Concerned about injuries in kids from karate and martial arts? Here, martial arts benefits and risks explored, plus a special group of Kids Kicking Cancer.
How Competitive Tennis Helps Me As A Cancer Patient
Competitive athletics and battling cancer -- Any common ground? A retired military officer, tennis champ and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma survivor shares her story.
Diagnosing Lymphoma - The Node Biopsy
Lymphoma is usually diagnosed from a biopsy of lymph nodes. Find out more about why this is necessary, how it's done and what to expect.
Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma - Treatment Options and Goals
What treatment options are available for cutaneous t-cell lymphoma including mycosis fungoides, Sezary syndrome, reticular cell sarcomas and others?
Mantle Cell Lymphoma Treatments - Chemotherapy and More
How is mantle cell lymphoma treated? What are some conditions which guide treatment decisions and what happens when this cancer relapses?
Treatment Options for Aggressive Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
What treatment options are available for aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and how are the best treatments for your cancer chosen?
Follicular (Low-Grade) Lymphoma Treatment
What is a
Rituxan and Gazyva Target B-cells
How does Rituxan (rituximab) work, what cancers and other conditions is it used for, and what are the most common side effects
Osteolytic Lesions - Appearance, Causes, Mechanisms, and Consequences
Osteolytic lesions have a classic appearance on x-ray and are common with myeloma. What causes these
What Are B-Cells?
A B-cell or B-lymphocyte is a type of white blood cell that protects your body from infection by producing antibodies. Learn about how they work.
Thomas Hodgkin and the Naming of Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Hodgkin's disease is named after Thomas Hodgkin, a remarkable British pathologist and humanitarian. Learn more about the face behind the name.
Mixed Cellularity Hodgkin's Lymphoma Symptoms Treatment
What is mixed cellularity Hodgkin's disease, how is it different, what are the symptoms, and what are the best treatment options?
Chemotherapy and Low White Blood Cell (WBC) Counts
Chemotherapy may result in fall of white blood cell counts (WBCs). Why does the cell count fall? How is this chemotherapy related fall in blood counts detected and treated?
Symptoms of Graft Versus Host Disease GVHD - Acute and Chronic
What are the signs and symptoms of graft versus host disease (GVHD) and do they differ if they are acute (early on) or chronic?
What is Primary CNS Lymphoma?
What is primary CNS lymphoma? What are the symptoms, who gets it, and how is it treated? What is the prognosis for people without AIDS?
How Is a Bone Marrow Test Done?
What happens during a bone marrow test procedure? Learn in this step by step guide of what to expect before, during and after an aspiration or biopsy.
CD Markers in Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
CD markers are small molecules on cells that help us identify them. They can be used in the diagnosis and treatment of cancers and lymphomas.
The Basics of Leukemia
An overview of the four main types of leukemia including descriptions of each disease, signs and symptoms and risk factors
How is Lymphoma Diagnosed and Staged? What to Expect
Learn about the symptoms, tests and scans used to diagnose and stage lymphoma. Know what to expect and be prepared with questions to ask your doctor.
Hookah Smoke and the Link to Leukemia
The flavors may sound enticing, but smoking tobacco through a hookah is not a safe alternative to cigarettes.
What Are Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)?
What are myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), what are the causes and risk factors, and how are the different subtypes diagnosed?
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Exposure to Radiation and Risk of Leukemia
Can exposure to radiation in our environment cause leukemia and other cancers? How can you know if you're at risk, and what should you know?
What Is Richter's Syndrome? - Definition and Symptoms
Richter's Syndrome (RS) is the transformation of chronic lymphocytic leukemia into a lymphoma. Learn what causes this transformation and how this condition is treated.
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Treatment of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
What treatments options are available for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) such as chemotherapy, monoclonal antibodies, and stem cell transplants?
The Link Between HIV/AIDS and Blood Cancers
How is HIV/AIDS related to blood cancers, and what are the risks of developing, and concerns about treating lymphoma, in those who are positive?
What Is Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia?
What is Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia, who gets it, what are the symptoms, and how is it treated initially and when it relapses?
My Disease is Called Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia
I was told the bad news, “You have non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. And you have Waldenström’s.” My husband and I just stared at the doctor and each other. We were completely shocked.
Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) - Treatments, Explained
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a group of bone marrow conditions which lead to poor production of healthy blood cells. Learn about treatment options for MDS.
Where Do Stem Cells Come From? Somatic vs Embryonic
Where do stem cells come from? Those used in cancer treatment come from living donors, not sacrificed embryos. Here, more on the basic stem cell types.
Drug Products Containing Acetylsalicylic Acid (Aspirin)
Which drug products contain acetosalicylic acid (aspirin or ASA) so you can avoid these if needed during your treatment for leukemia or lymphoma?
Non-Myeloablative Stem Cell Transplant Effectiveness
What are non-myeloablative stem cells transplants, how do they differ, and when might they be used to treat leukemia, lymphoma, or myeloma?
20 Ways to Celebrate Beating Cancer - Cancer Survivor Party
If you're a cancer survivor, take time to celebrate beating cancer. You don't have to have a huge party. Here are simple ways to honor surviving cancer.
How Blood Cancer and Its Treatments Affect Fertility
How may cancer treatment affect fertility, and what options are available for preserving fertility or planning for pregnancy at a later date?
Travel Tips for Cancer Patients - Traveling With Cancer
Travel is tough enough without the stress of packing medication & supplies. These travel tips for cancer patients make traveling with cancer stress-free.
Can I Drink Alcohol During Cancer Treatment?
Many people enjoy drinking alcohol now and then, but do you need to stop drinking if you're diagnosed with cancer? Learn how your treatment may be affected.
Safe Handling of Fluids and Body Waste Following Chemotherapy
How can you keep yourself and your loved ones safe from contaminated body waste and fluids after chemotherapy? Tips for home safety.
Hair Loss Following Blood Cancer Treatment
Hair loss is one of the most common side effects after cancer treatment. Learn what causes it, and what to expect.
Lung Damage Following Blood Cancer - Pulmonary Toxicity
What causes lung damage (pulmonary toxicity) during blood cancer treatment, what are the symptoms, and how is it found and treated?
What to Say to Someone with Cancer
What can you say to someone with cancer or any other life-threatening illness? Here, some advice mixed with humor from a very special cancer patient.
Tips in Troublshooting Cancer Fatigue
Tackling treatable causes of cancer fatigue means working with your doctor. At home, adequate nutrition, sleep and physical activity can be key. More here.
CAR T-Cell Therapy Engineers Your Own Cells
Modifying your own immune cells to attack the cancer, CAR T-cell treatment eradicated cancer that had spread to the brain. More here.
Bence Jones Proteins - Definition, Significance
What are Bence Jones proteins? What diseases can cause them, and what is their significance in the diagnosis and symptoms of cancer?
What Are Monocytes in Immune System Function?
Monocytes are the white blood cells that form macrophages and dendritic cells and have roles in the innate immune system to fighting invaders.
Symptoms and Treatment of Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML)
Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML) is a rare childhood leukemia. Why does it occur, at what ages, what are the symptoms, and how is it treated?
Causes of Childhood Leukemia
Childhood leukemia is the most common type of cancer in children. Learn more about what causes childhood leukemia.
Chromosome Translocations as a Cause of Leukemia and Lymphomas
What are chromosome translocations, how are genetic changes connected with cancer, and how are they important in cancers like leukemia and lymphoma?
Types of Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
In solid tumor cancers, staging is important to determine the extent of the disease, and to help plan treatment. In the case of leukemia however, doctors will look at tissue samples from bone marrow aspiration and biopsy to determine the acute myelogenous (or myeloblastic) leukemia (AML) subtype instead of a stage.
What Is Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (APL)
What is acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), how is it different from other leukemias, how is it treated, and what is the prognosis?
Polymorphonuclear Leukocytes (PMN's) - Definition and Function
What are polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs) and what is the function of these cell types in the body in fighting infections and allergic reactions?
What is Hematopoiesis?
Hematopoiesis is the process of production, multiplication, and specialization of blood cells in the bone marrow.
The Sexual Side Effects of Cancer for Men
Learn about the sexual side effects that cancer treatments can have on men.
Defining Extranodal Lymphoma
It's common for lymphomas to start in the lymph nodes, but did you know lymphoma can develop almost anywhere in the body? Extranodal lymphoma, explained.
What is Engraftment in a Stem Cell Transplant?
Engraftment occurs when transplanted stem cells resume production of healthy blood cells in the recipient's bone marrow. Learn about what happens.
What Is Hematuria in People With Leukemia or Lymphoma?
Blood in the urine can cause a good deal of anxiety. Learn about what hematuria is and what can cause it in people with leukemia and lymphoma.
A Cure for Cancer in the Rainforest Would be Nice
A cure for cancer in the rainforest it is not, but a substance extracted from plants has potential anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.
Exercise Cuts Risk of Leukemia and Myeloma
Even a few hours of physical activity a week may reduce the risk of many kinds of cancer—including leukemia and myeloma, a study finds.
Discoveries About Leukemia and Lymphoma from ASCO 2016
Leukemia-lymphoma news: Researchers, doctors, and patient groups share discoveries at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2016 meeting.
Introduction to Blast Cells
Learn what is meant by
What is a Tunneled Central Line (CVC)?
What is a tunneled central line, and how does it differ from other options? Explore the terminology and get the facts you need to navigate the system.
6 Questions on Infertility After Lymphoma Treatment
Frequently asked questions about the risk of infertility due to cancer treatment, and measures you can take to preserve your ability to have children.
Exercise Precautions During Blood Cancer Treatment
Exercise during treatment for blood and bone marrow cancer combats side effects and keeps your spirits up, but you should take these precautions.
How Are Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) and Lymphoma Llinked?
Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) infection is associated with at least 3 different types of lymphoma.
Definition of T-Cells and Their Role in Cancer
T-cells are an important subtype of white blood cells that play a key role in the immune system and in fighting cancer in several ways.
Steroids and Cancer: What You Need to Know
Corticosteroids are integral to the treatment of some blood cancers. Learn more about the role steroids play in treating different types of cancer.
What Are the Stages of Lymphoma?
The stage of your lymphoma determines how extensive your disease is and how it will likely be treated. Develop an understanding of what the stages mean.
High Grade (Aggressive) Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Prognosis
What factors determine the outlook and survival for people with high grade (aggressive) non-Hodgkin lymphoma and is it changing?
Gift Ideas for Cancer Patients
Gift shopping is hard, but what about gifts for cancer patients? These ideas for gifts for Leukemia patients are thoughtful and will show your support.
What Are Enlarged Axillary Lymph Nodes?
What are axillary lymph nodes? Find out about what these structures normally do, and why you should be concerned if they are swollen or enlarged.
Do Leukemia and Lymphoma Show Up in Plain X-rays?
Although it is not as glamorous as modern PET/CT scans, the lowly x-ray is still what first raises suspicion for leukemia or lymphoma in some cases.
Costumes for Bald Men and Women
Whatever the reason behind your hair loss, Halloween is a great time to embrace your baldness. These bald halloween costumes range from fun to scary.
Types of Nurses Who Care for Cancer Patients
Here are the types of oncology nurses you may encounter during cancer treatment, including registered and oncology nurses, LPNs, APNs and others.
Types, Treatment, and Prognosis of Burkitt Lymphoma
Here's our comprehensive article about Burkitt's lymphoma and the different types, causes, how it's treated, and what the prognosis is of this cancer.
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White Blood Cells and Innate and Acquired Immunity
What role do white blood cells play in innate and acquired immunity and what is the difference between cell-mediated and humoral responses?
What is Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, or ALL?
Acute lymphocytic leukemia, or ALL, is a blood cancer that affects lymphoblasts cells in the bone marrow. Learn more about this type of leukemia.
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What is Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)?
The most common leukemia in adults in western countries is chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Learn more about this unique cancer.
Chemo Diet: Ways to Eat Well During Chemotherapy
How do you maintain a good, balanced diet during chemo? Here are some tips to help tackle the food challenges that come with chemotherapy.
The Link Between Bacteria and Blood Cancer
Cancer patients with neutropenia may develop serious bacterial infections, and causative bacteria sometimes shroud themselves in mystery. More here.
M-Proteins - Different Definitions and Significance
What is the M protein, where does it come from, and what is its significance in blood cancers such as myeloma, and in kidney function?
Symptoms and Warning Signs of Lymphoma
Know the warning signs and symptoms that help you recognize lymphoma early. Understand the symptoms of lymphoma, why they occur and treatment options.
Lymph Nodes and Enlarged Lymph Nodes
Lymph nodes are small structures that house lymphocytes. Lymph nodes become enlarged in many diseases including cancers like lymphoma.
The Most Common Leukemia in Adults is not AML
Although more cases of Acute Myeloid Leukemia, or AML, are diagnosed each year, AML is not the most common leukemia in adults. In adults, chronic…
Do Good Gut Bacteria Help Cut Lymphoma Risk?
Could the right mix of gut bacteria help to combat the development of lymphoma and other malignancies?
Lymphedema and the Cancer Connection
Cancer survivors may have the swelling of a limb in common. Known as lymphedema, this swelling can be a side effect of cancer treatment.
Signs and Symptoms of Myeloma
The signs and symptoms of myeloma are related to the effects from over- production of plasma cells in the bone marrow crowding out other types of cell production, bone damage from myeloma cell invasion, and increased immunoglobulin proteins accumulating throughout the body.
What is Nodal Marginal Zone B-Cell Lymphoma?
Nodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma or monocytoid B cell lymphoma is a rare, slow-growing type of NHL. Learn about symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
Living With Low Platelets - What You Need to Know
If you have low platelets in your blood or thrombocytopenia, your ability to form clots and stop bleeding may be impaired.
Are Enlarged Lymph Nodes Always a Sign of Lymphoma?
Enlargement of lymph nodes is the most common symptom of lymphoma. Yet lymph nodes can enlarge in many other illnesses as well.
Nilotinib and Links between Leukemia and Parkinson's
On the surface, leukemia and Parkinson disease seem to have nothing in common. How could these two, very different diseases be connected? More here.
Reachout: Connecting People Fighting Serious Illnesses
New app promises all the magic of social media without the jungle of off-topic sharing, all to support and empower those fighting serious illness.
11 Subtypes of Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
Researchers propose classifying acute myelogenous leukemia, or AML, into 11 different subtypes. Could impact future clinical trials and treatments.
What Are B-Symptoms in Lymphoma?
B-symptoms are a group of symptoms that may be present in lymphoma patients and can impact the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment. More here.
Why Chemotherapy Causes Nausea and Vomiting
Nausea and vomiting are extremely common after certain chemotherapy regimens. What causes these unpleasant side effects of cancer treatment to happen?
Blood Cancer and Anemia
Many, many different things can cause anemia. Why do cancer and anemia seem to always go together? More here on connections between the two.
Lymphoma Brain Tumor - Primary CNS Lymphoma
Age and general health can influence treatment decisions. Here are some findings for people in the over-60 age group who have primary CNS lymphoma.
What You Need to Know About Taking Oral Chemotherapy
While oral chemotherapy may be a convenient way to receive your cancer treatment, there is a lot you need to know about the procedure.
Melatonin in Cancer Prevention and Treatment
Can melatonin help prevent cancer? Should it be avoided in patients with blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma? More here.
Overview of Lymphoma
An introduction to lymphoma. Information about Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma including signs and symptoms and risk factors.
Leukemia- Diagnosing Leukemia
A description of tests used to diagnose and stage leukemia. Includes questions to ask your doctor and taking care of yourself. Page 2.
Diagnosing Leukemia and Summary of Test Results
A description of tests used to diagnose and stage leukemia. Includes questions to ask your doctor and taking care of yourself.
Definition of Myeloid Cell Line
Cells in the myeloid cell line will eventually become certain specific adult blood cells. Learn more.
The Bone Marrow Biopsy Test Report
The bone marrow biopsy or aspiration test can give us a lot of information about the marrow and cancer involvement. More here.
PET Scans for Lymphoma
PET scans are fast becoming a very important part of lymphoma management. Find out how PET-CT scans work and learn what they offer lymphoma patients.
Lymphoma Definition - Lymphoma and Cancer
Lymphoma is a cancer white blood cells in the lymphocyte family. Lymphoma is the name given to a related group of more than 30 different cancers.
Lymphoma Definition and Introduction
Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system. Here, a brief introduction to lymphoma with FAQs and links to related tools, topics and resources.
Understanding and Treating Polycythemia Vera
Polycythemia vera is a disorder in which the bone marrow makes too many red blood cells. However, it can be effectively managed. Learn more here.
Lymphoma - Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC)
What is a fine needle aspiration? When is fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) used in lymphomas?
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Goal
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, or LLS, exists to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. Learn what they are working on.
Eight Supportive Care Trials
A large part of cancer treatment is supportive care. Here, a definition of supportive care and several examples of supportive care being studied in trials.
What & What Not to Say to Someone With Cancer
When someone you care about is diagnosed with cancer, be supportive. Learn what to say to someone with cancer, how to help a cancer patient and more.
Screening for Depression in Cancer
Is it the cancer or is it depression, too. Detecting depression in cancer patients is challenging but important. More here.
Interim PET/CT Scans, or iPET - What, How and Why
Interim PET scan imaging, or iPET, is increasingly used today, especially with so many cancer patients participating in clinical trials.
Endurance Training for a Good Cause
Want a supercharged run? Or is walking more your speed? With Team in Training, you can do either while you help achieve a world without blood cancers.
What is Lymphadenopathy? Causes and Diagnosis
Lymphadenopathy refers to disease or enlargement of lymph nodes. Find out more about lymphadenopathy, including different types and potential causes.
What is Follicular Lymphoma?
Follicular lymphoma is a mature B-cell malignancy. Many people who are diagnosed have painless swelling of lymph nodes and no other symptoms.
Chemotherapy and Toxicity - A Balancing Act
Sometimes chemotherapy spawns controversy and misinformation. While there is no
Device Shatters Cancer Cells in the Lab
Can a musical combination of frequencies be used to treat cancer? With a peculiar, blue light as his instrument, one musician-researcher tries to find out.
Information about Vaccines, Leukemia and Lymphoma
Vaccines and their relevance in leukemia and lymphoma. Flu shots for cancer patients, and clinical trials with vaccines in treatment of blood cancers.
The Different Types of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma is more than 20 different types of disease. Learn about descriptors like B- and T-cell, diffuse and follicular.
Swollen Lymph Glands
Could it be lymphoma? What kinds of things can cause lymph nodes to swell? Here, a high-yield FAQ on lymph nodes and swollen glands.
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Monoclonal Antibody Therapies for Leukemia and Lymphoma
Targeted therapy, monoclonal antibodies, immune checkpoints and more. Make sense of the scientific jargon to access cutting-edge cancer therapies.
Venetoclax Shows Positive Results for CLL
Data from this study will be submitted for presentation at an upcoming medical meeting and to the FDA and international agencies for approval consideration.
Pope Francis on Health in the Environmental Encyclical
Pope Francis issued an encyclical on the care for our common home, or the environment. But the document also spoke to health and disease. More here.
Gazyva (obinutuzumab) at ASCO
Gazyva could help people battling non-Hodgkin's lymphoma who have limited treatment options remaining. That is just some of the good news from ASCO.
New Oral Anticoagulants and the Cancer Patient
People with cancer are generally at greater risk for blood clots, but much is still unknown about the new oral blood thinners. More here.
Myths About Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Donation
Do not believe the myths. You could save a person in ways doctors and modern medicines, alone, cannot. Donate -- you know you have it in you.
Celebrate Your Cancerversary Milestone
For many cancer survivors, a particular date is unforgettable--something by which all future events tend to be marked and measured up against.
5 Major Differences Between Leukemia and Lymphoma
Leukemia versus Lymphoma: 5 big differences to know about, along with key definitions, background, and explanations. Start here to avoid confusion later.
IBD and Cancer Risk from Therapies
Does inflammatory bowel disease increase your risk of lymphoma? It's a conversation for you and your doctor, but here is a little bit of context.
Cancer in History - Discoveries Through the Ages
Cancer is not a modern invention. Discover what it says on an ancient papyrus, and march through the centuries. Here, a snapshot of cancer through the ages.
Sometimes Race Matters in Drug Response
Some drugs may work differently depending on your race. The fields of pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics shed light on when race might matter.
Follicular Lymphoma Treatment
Follicular lymphoma is a common type of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Find out about the many considerations and options for treatment.
R-CHOP Chemotherapy in Lymphoma
What is R-CHOP and how is it used in non-Hodgkin lymphomas? What are the drugs used in R-CHOP chemotherapy?
Lymphoma Survivor, Nurse, and New Mom Shares
Diagnosed with 4 different cancers before turning 30, new mom Juliana is a pure inspiration, offering a message of hope. Hear her story and be inspired.
Chris Christie Goes Green for a Fellow Governor
Chris Christie is going green for Maryland's Governor Hogan. More here on the Governor Larry Hogan's battle with aggressive B-cell lymphoma.
What Is Hodgkin's Lymphoma?
Hodgkin's lymphoma is a common type of lymphoma. Hodgkin's lymphoma is a cancer of lymph nodes. Find out more about Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Bacteria, Viruses and Parasites that Cause Lymphoma
Certain viruses, bacteria and parasites can interact with the immune system and contribute to the development of blood and lymph system malignancies. More here.
Growing Niche for Ibrutinib, a Small Molecule
Ibrutinib (Imbruvica) treats certain types of chronic leukemia and B-cell lymphomas. Here, future directions for this small molecule and its role in WM.
Monoclonals and Small Molecules at ASH
Here are some highlights on investigational new drugs and recently approved therapies from the ASH annual meeting.
Small Molecular Machines May Help Fight Cancer
Although it may sound like science fiction, extremely small robots, or nanobots, are being used in the research setting to try to fight cancer.
Median Survival Explained With Examples
Median survival is a term that indicates how long an individual may survive with cancer and its treatment. See how it works, and look at a few examples.
Doxorubicin Side Effects and Heart Problems
Side effects of doxorubicin (Adriamycin) used in lymphoma chemotherapy include damage the heart at high doses. Find out more about its cardiotoxicity.
Allergic Reactions During Rituximab Infusions
How common are allergic reactions when you have an infusion of Rituxan for lymphoma? What are the symptoms and how is this side effect treated?
Primary Bone Lymphoma Overview and Symptoms
Primary bone lymphoma, or a lymphoma that starts in the bone, is rare. Most are non-Hodgkin lymphomas. Bone destruction and bone pain are typical.
How Common Is Lymphoma, and Is it Increasing?
Is lymphoma becoming more common, or are we just hearing about it more often? Some key facts and figures from the U.S. and around the world.
CD20 Marker in Lymphoma - Definition and Importance in Treatment
What is the CD20 antigen, where is it found, and how is it detected? How does this guide the treatment of lymphomas with monoclonal antibodies?
Healing Power of Nature - 5 Cancer Connections
Learn how jellyfish, dogs, Venus flytraps and a rainforest compound called lupeol may have connections to cancer research and healing.
Pain Managment for Patients with Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Myeloma
What are the different types and causes of pain, and what pain control options are available for people with leukemia, lymphomas, and myeloma?
What Is Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma (CTCL)?
Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) represents a rare group of different lymphomas, which most commonly affect the skin. Learn more about CTCL.
Gold Nanotubes Image and Destroy Cancer Cells
Gold nanotubes are like tiny tuning forks on guitar strings. They'll detect cancer by singing a song before being weaponized to sizzle malignant cells.
Anti-cancer Therapies at Upcoming Meeting
From the company that brought you human insulin, here is what to expect at the upcoming annual scientific meeting on hematology and oncology.
Gazyva (obinutuzumab)-Directed Cancer Cell Death
Gazyva, or obinutuzumab, is already used for chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Now this Rituxan-like drug is being investigated for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Red Urine Following Chemotherapy Normal or Not?
Is red urine following chemo normal? Find out what causes red urine from red dyes to hemorrhagic cystitis, and what you can do about it.
Does Jellyfish Protein Work for Memory Loss?
Hope is a good thing, and it doesn’t always come in a bottle. Here, without dashing hopes, some healthy skepticism on jellyfish protein for memory loss.
How is Lymphoma Treated?
Treatment of lymphoma depends on the lymphoma type. Options include chemotherapy, radiation, and targeted therapy. Here, an overview of treatments.
Cancer Combat: The Gamification of Minimal Residual Disease
Cancer therapy science meets the digital revolution. Achieve minimal residual disease, or MRD, in a new computer game from the makers of rituximab.
Genentech Video Game: Inside a Human Lymph Node
You are a scout for the immune system, fighting cancer in an amazing world—that crazy labyrinth inside a human lymph node.
T Cells Attack: A Computer Game in Which You Fight Cancer
Eliminate all of the cancerous and possibly cancerous cells and you win. That said, unhealthy cells have a sneaky way of spontaneously re-emerging.
Does Roundup Weed Killer Cause Cancer?
Is there a link between the world’s most common weed killer and cancer? There are no definite answers yet, but it’s an interesting story.
Risk Groups and Current Treatments for Multiple Myeloma
Survival over the past 30 years has nearly doubled. Learn more about risk groups and current treatments for people with multiple myeloma.
What is Follicular Lymphoma? Symptoms and Treatment
Follicular lymphoma is a common type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph system. The symptoms are usually minor, and go unnoticed for a long time.
Using Computers to Diagnose Lymphoma
Have the 70+ types of lymphoma finally met their match? MIT scientists aim to lend doctors computing power to sort things out.
What is Shingles?
Shingles, the reactivated chicken pox virus, emerges to cause a painful rash not only in older individuals but also in anyone with weakened immunity.
Circulating Tumor DNA Blood Test May Aid Detection
Tony Iommi from Black Sabbath says that once you've lymphoma, the fear that it will return never leaves. Learn more about detecting recurrence.
Venclexta (Venetoclax) for Hard-to-Treat Leukemia
Venclexta (venetoclax) is designed to help restore a cancer cell's self-destruct sequence, by selectively blocking a protein called BCL-2. More here.
Importance of Dental Care During Cancer Treatment
Dental and mouth complications are common during and after treatment for blood and marrow cancers. Why a dentist needs to be part of your care team.
Cancer-Immunity Cycle - Summary and Roundup
From the soldier cells in the immune system’s army to the antibodies that help fight cancer, here is a roundup of resources and articles on cancer immunity.
Breastfeeding and Lower Risk of Childhood Leukemia
If you are a Mom who is enthusiastically breastfeeding, keep up the good work! Breast milk is the best milk, and here is one more feather in your cap.
Fever as a Cancer Symptom Might Start as FUO
Sometimes a fever is just a fever, and sometimes it's not. Learn about the importance of working with your doctor to find the cause of your fever symptoms.
Proton Beam Therapy for Lymphoma
Some patients with lymphoma may benefit from this kind of radiation therapy, which can target hard-to-reach tumors and minimize the dose of radiation to nearby healthy tissues and vital organs.
Bone Marrow and Cancer
Doctors can sometimes forget what people do and don’t know about bone marrow and cancer. Here’s your cheat sheet.
Blood Transfusions for Leukemia and Lymphoma Patients
People with leukemia and lymphoma may require multiple blood transfusions. Why are transfusions necessary? More here.
Helping Your Child Return to School After Cancer
Returning to school is a huge milestone for children with cancer. Learn how you can help them with this important transition. Page 2.
Back to School For Cancer Kids
Returning to school is an important part of development for the child with cancer, but it does pose some challenges. Learn what to expect and tips for handling it.
Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma (DLBCL) - Diagnosis and Treatment
What is diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), how is it diagnosed, what are the treatments that are used, and what is the prognosis?
About CHOP Chemotherapy in Lymphoma
What is CHOP chemotherapy used in non-Hodgkin lymphomas? Learn about the drugs used in in this course of treatment and how is it administered.
Disease-Free Survival DFS - What Does It Mean?
Disease-free survival (DFS) is a very commonly used term used to describe the results of cancer treatments. What does and doesn't it mean?
What Is Event-Free Survival (EFS) After Treatment?
Event-free survival (EFS) is a term that is sometimes used in reports of therapies related to cancer treatment. What does and doesn't it mean?
Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplant (PBSCT)
What are peripheral blood stem cell transplant (PBSCT's), when might they be done, and what are some of the complications of this procedure?
What Is Complete Response to Treatment?
What do doctors mean by complete response (CR) after treatment? It means there is no longer any detectable disease, but does that mean you are cured?
What Is Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL)?
Anaplastic large cell lymphoma is a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Find out more about its two forms, systemic and cutaneous, in adults and children.
Angioimmunoblastic T-cell Lymphoma (AITL)
Angioimmunoblastic T-cell Lymphoma (AITL) is an uncommon form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Find out about its special features and the treatment.
ABVD Chemotherapy for Hodgkin's Lymphoma - Treatment Protocol
What is AVBD chemotherapy for Hodgkin disease, how is it given, and what are the short term and long term side effects with this cancer treatment?
BEACOPP Chemotherapy - BEACOPP for Hodgkin's Lymphoma
BEACOPP is often prescribed to treat advanced stage Hodgkin's lymphoma. What is this regimen and what side effects might you expect?
Risk Factors for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Why did you develop Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma? Were you at increased risk? An explanation of the causes and risk factors of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.
Understanding the Types of Myeloma
Myeloma is a blood cancer that involves the overproduction of plasma cells, the antibody-producing cells in the bone marrow. Here, explore the types.
What Is the Philadelphia Chromosome?
An explanation of the Philadelphia chromosome including where it comes from, how it effects the bone marrow, and disease that it is commonly seen in.
What Is Iron Overload? - Causes and Treatment
Patients that receive a number of blood transfusions, such as those with leukemia or lymphoma, may be at risk for developing iron overload. Find out what iron overload is, and what you can do about it.
What to Expect During a PET/CT Scan
Positron Emission Tomography, or a PET scan, often combined with CT, can detect abnormal cells by how they take up sugar. More here on what to expect.
When Your Mediastinal Lymph Nodes are Enlarged
What are mediastinal lymph nodes? Could enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes be due to lymphoma?
6 Best Online Cancer Resources
Learn about 6 of the best cancer websites, to boost your surfing efficiency. Includes networks, communities, patient advocacy portals, and leads on clinical trials.
Leukemia (Blood Cancer): Warning Signs and Symptoms
Learn the most common signs and symptoms of leukemia,and what causes them.
Cancer Recurrence - When Leukemia or Lymphoma Returns
What are the chances you cancer will return, is there anything you can do to prevent a recurrence, and what happens if your cancer comes back?
Curing Cancer Can Take a Toll on the Heart
With survival improving for certain cancers in the last 25 years, a new field of medicine has arisen that combines the expertise of specialists in both cardiology and oncology.
Hodgkin Lymphoma Itching Symptom Causes
Itching is one of the peculiar symptoms of Hodgkin lymphoma. Why does it occur and what does it mean?
The Cancer-Immunity Cycle - Overview
Cancer cells accumulate changes. Some of these are changes that the immune system can pounce on. But a series of steps needs to happen first. More here.
What Is the 3+7 Chemotherapy Protocol for Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
What is 3+7 protocol for acute myelogenous leukemia? What is meant by induction chemotherapy, how is it given, and what are the side effects?
What You Should Know About Palliative and Hospice Care
Learn about what palliative care is, how it differs from hospice care, and how you can ensure your wishes are met as your goals for therapy change.
Involved-Field Radiation Therapy (IFRT) for Lymphoma
Involved field radiotherapy is a term used to describe a way of delivering radiation for lymphoma. Find out about how it is used and what to expect.
Myeloma Blood Cancer - Definition and Overview
Myeloma is a blood cancer of the plasma cells, the antibody producing white blood cells that develop from B-lymphocytes in the bone marrow. More here.
What Is Intrathecal Chemotherapy, Why is it Used, and How is it Given?
What is intrathecal chemotherapy, when is it used, how is it given and what can you expect during and after the procedure?
What Is Hemorrhagic Cystitis? - Causes, Symptoms, More
Hemorrhagic cystitis is a complication characterized by blood in the urine and painful voiding. Learn what causes hemorrhagic cystitis and how it can be prevented.
What Is Extravasation? Definition and Prevention
Extravasation is a skin reaction that happens when medications, including chemotherapy, leak outside of the vein. Learn about causes and prevention.
What is Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) and What Causes It?
What is chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML)? What are the symptoms, what are the causes, what are the phases and how is it treated?
What is a Central Venous Catheter (CVC)?
You may need a central venous catheter (CVC) during treatment. Here are the most common types, risks, benefits and what to expect if you need one.
Meaning of Differentiation in Cell Development
Find out the meaning of differentiation, and how it impacts cancer cells. Understand well differentiated and poorly differentiated malignancies.
What are Prognostic Factors?
The outcome of treatment for cancers depends on a number of prognostic factors. Find out what they are and their importance in cancer management.
Link Between Vitamin D Deficiency and Blood Cancers
Vitamin D is important for more than strong bones, and deficiency is common. Could vitamin D deficiency hinder certain immune-based cancer therapies? More here.
Treatment Options for a Rare Lymphoma
Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia (WM) is a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Currently, no treatment options are specifically FDA-approved for WM, but that may change.
New Lymphoma Guidelines
New lymphoma recommendations came with input from all major cancer centers from around the world, says Georgetown University Hospital’s Dr. Bruce Cheson.
An Overview of Natural Killer T-Cell Lymphoma
Natural killer or NK cells are often recognized for their role in fighting cancer. Rarely, these cells may actually be the malignancy -- in NK-Cell Lymphoma.
Mouth Care for Leukemia and Lymphoma
Chemo and radiation treatment for leukemia and lymphoma, can lead to painful throat and mouth sores called oral mucositis. Here's how to cope with it.
Tumor Lysis Syndrome - Risks and Prevention
If killing the cancer cells is good, then what is Tumor Lysis Syndrome, and why is it a bad thing?
Survival Terms in Cancer - What Do They Mean?
Understand the meaning of commonly used survival terms - median, overall, cause-specific, disease-free, progression free, and event-free survuval.
What Is Mantle Cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma?
What kind of cancer is mantle cell lymphoma, how is it different than other non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, and how is it diagnosed and treated?
Lymphoid Cell Line - Origin, Cells, and Malignancies
What is the lymphoid cell line? Where do they originate, what cells are produced, and what type of cancers affect cells in this line?
Thyroid Lymphoma: What You Need To Know
Do not let anyone tell you that there is no such thing as Primary Thyroid Lymphoma. It is rare, but it occurs and may be quite treatable. More here.
Finding Support for Living with Lymphoma
After a lymphoma diagnosis, you face a new kind of life. How to deal with side effects, financial issues, and the fear of disease relapse.
Living With Low White Blood Cell Count (Neutropenia)
If you have low white blood cell counts, you are at increased risk of developing a serious infection. Therefore, there are a few things you need to know about living with low white blood cells.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Symptoms and Diagnosis
Learn about the symptoms and diagnosis of leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. These conditions can have non-specific symptoms and require further tests.
Leukemia Lymphoma Learning Hub - Famous Faces, Types and Stats
Discover famous leukemia and lymphoma survivors in the NFL, NBA and from TV news. Put a face on blood cancer and review key cancer stats
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Easter Egg Hunt
Is the Egg Hunt for a Cure near you? Proceeds help to find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma and help patients and their families.
Take Steps to Erase Blood Cancer - Light the Night 5k Walk
Light the Night Walk - Food tents dot the way as colored lanterns shine. Join thousands this Fall for an evening of fun. 5k walk to help stamp out blood cancer.
4 Essentials in Leukemia Lymphoma Advocacy
Take the plunge and make a difference. Here, 4 essentials in leukemia and lymphoma advocacy.
Risks of Donating Bone Marrow
What are the potential risks of donating bone marrow, what are common side effects and how often do severe adverse reactions or death occur?
Effect of Stress on Blood Cancers Leukemia and Lymphoma
What is the effect of stress on blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma, and what can you do to minimize stress with cancer?
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Cancer-Immunity Cycle - Image Gallery
Cancer cells accumulate changes, and some are changes that the immune system can pounce on, but a series of steps needs to happen first. More here.
Learn About the Symptoms and Diagnosis of Lymphoma
Understand the symptoms and diagnosis of lymphoma, including signs, biopsies, and tests that are required for staging and prognosis.
Hyperpigmentation Definition and Side Effect of Chemotherapy
Hyperpigmentation, or darkening of the skin, is a common side effect of both radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Learn about the meaning of hyperpigmentation.
Swallowing Problems During Radiotherapy
Swallowing difficulty, also called dysphagia, is common after radiation treatment to the neck and chest. Learn what to expect and how to cope with it.
How to Manage Itchy Skin from Blood Cancer Treatment
Itchy skin can be caused by a number of factors in patients with leukemia, lymphoma, or myeloma. Learn how to manage this annoying side effect.
Stem Cell Donation Risks and Side Effects
What are the risks of donating stem cells for transplant? Find out the possible side-effects of stem cell donation.
Sun Safety After Cancer Treatment: Tips and Advice
Treatment for blood cancer can make your skin extra sensitive to the harmful effects of the sun. Here are a few tips to help keep you safe in the sun.
Cancer Therapy - How Do Monoclonal Antibodies Work?
Antibodies may work alone by recruiting the immune system, or they can be attached to substances like radioactive particles or toxins to kill cancer cells.
What Is a Histopathology or Biopsy Report?
What is the definition of histopathology, what is included in these reports, and what information helps to define a cancer and predict prognosis?
Graft Versus Host Disease Cause, Symptoms, Treatment
Why does graft versus host disease (GVHD) occur after a stem cell transplant? What are the symptoms? How is it treated, and can it be prevented?
The Adverse Sexual Effects of a Blood Cancer Diagnosis
Talking about your sex life with your doctor can be uncomfortable. Here are the answers to questions you might have about sex and blood cancers.
7 Tips for Successful Cancer Pain Medication Use
Use these 7 tips to help you get the maximum benefit from your cancer pain medications. Change how you think so your treatment is more successful.
Gastric MALT Lymphoma - Treatment Options and Prognosis
What is gastric MALT lymphoma, how is it different than other cancers, what treatments are effective and what is the prognosis?
Factors That Affect Prognosis of Follicular Lymphoma
Follicular lymphoma is a slowly growing disease. Find out the factors that decide prognosis of follicular lymphoma and the FLIPI index.
Using PET Scans for Response Assessment of Lymphoma
What guidelines should be used in ordering PET scans to evaluate (assess) the response to treatment of lymphomas, and what are some concerns?.
Pericarditis: A Potential Complication of Cancer Therapy
Pericarditis involves the heart and may result from the life-saving treatment of cancer, or from the cancer, itself. Learn more about this condition.
Partial Response (PR) to Treatment and Other Cancer Terms
What does partial response (PR) mean? What happens to patients after a partial response to cancer treatments?
Pain After Drinking Alcohol
Alcoholic beverage-related pain. What could it be? Lymph node pain with alcohol consumption is a warning symptom of Hodgkin's Lymphoma. More here.
Should Leukemia and Lymphoma Patients Get Flu Shots?
Should you get a flu shot if you have leukemia or lymphoma. How about your family and loved ones? What should you avoid or do if you are exposed?
Stomach Ulcers and Lymphoma of the Stomach
Stomach ulcers and lymphoma of the stomach have H. pylori in common. Why do so few people with H. pylori develop stomach lymphoma? More here.
Blood and Lymph Cancer Basics
Cancers of the blood and lymph system tend to produce a variety of non-specific signs and symptoms, especially at first. Here, review warning signs and symptoms and learn more.
What Is Mantle Cell Lymphoma?
Mantle cell lymphoma is a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Here, key facts on this malignancy, plus an explanation of why it's called mantle cell lymphoma.
Tribute To Cancer Warriors, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams
What do cancer warriors have in common with the founding fathers? You might be surprised. Learn about cancer and the presidency, plus modern connections.
What Are Enlarged Retroperitoneal Lymph Nodes?
What are retroperitoneal lymph nodes? How are retroperitoneal lymph nodes affected in lymphoma?
Splenda (Sucralose) Leukemia Study and Response from
Are any artificial sweeteners safe? What to make of the link between sucralose (Splenda) and leukemia. What have studies actually found? More here.
Radon and a Possible Link to Leukemia
Radon is that invisible gas known for its lung cancer risk. New research explores a possible link between radon levels and the most common adult leukemia.
St. Jude Trike-A-Thon - Fun for Preschoolers
Kids know summer is almost here, so it must be time for… the St. Jude Trike-A-Thon! This year, there’s a theme song by the musical group Hot Peas ‘N Butter.
Sarcoidosis and lymphoma are both chronic diseases involving immune cells, but lymphoma is a malignancy. Is there a link? Explore the connection here.
Leukemia after Radiation
Ionizing radiation has the potential to both treat cancer and provoke its development. Leukemia is linked to large doses of full-body radiation, such as in nuclear accidents.
Lymphoma Remission, Cure and Relapse
After lymphoma treatment is over you are faced with new dilemmas and newer terms. Find out the meaning of remission, cure and relapse as it applies to lymphoma.
List of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Types
Authoritative list of types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma -- you can look up different types, see descriptors and definitions or follow links out for more.
5 Leading Cancer Organizations Help With Lymphoma
Demystifying lymphoma, 5 leading cancer organizations pool efforts, connecting patients to the resources, other patients, stories and information they need.
What Is Overall Survival (OS) With Cancer Treatment?
Overall survival is a common term used to describe the chances of survival and cure in cancer. Learn more about this term and its examples.
What Is Progression-Free Survival After Cancer?
Progression-free survival (PFS) is a term that is used to describe treatment results for cancer and other conditions. What does and doesn't it mean?
Pesticides and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
What caused new cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma to double over 30 years? Links between pesticides and cancers of the immune system continue to be explored.
What Is Immunohistochemistry (IHC)?
Immunohistochemistry is a special technique used in labs to test cells. Find out more about immunohistochemistry in medical practice.
How Chemotherapy Is Administered
Chemotherapy for leukemia, lymphoma, or myeloma can be given in a number of different ways. What to expect for each method of injection or infusion.
Imbruvica Captures Scientific Interest
In blood cancer, a small molecule is getting a lot of attention, with more than 37 scientific abstracts at this year's American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting. Learn how blocking the enzyme BTK is leading to advances in cancer therapy.
Comparison Between Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
One is more common overall. The other is more common in young adults. One is considered highly curable. The other is diverse and variable in its... more here.
Special Connections between Donors and Patients
When patients and donors meet, wonderful things can happen. More here.
How Various Blood Cancers Can Affect Sex Life
Many patients are surprised at the effect that cancers like leukemia, lymphoma, or myeloma would have on their sex life. Learn all about how your blood cancer can affect your sex life.
Bone Marrow Test Frequently Asked Questions
The bone marrow test - aspiration or biopsy - is a commmon procedure in cancers and blood diseases. Here are answers to 4 commonly asked questions on the bone marrow test.
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) After Organ Transplantation
What is post-transplant non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, why and how often does it occur, and what are some of the treatment options?
Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Tests After Diagnosis
After you receive a diagnosis of Hodgkin or Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, you can expect these tests to determine its type and stage and to guide treatment.
Newer Cancer Therapies and the Science Behind Advances
Therapeutic advances come in different forms. Here, milestones in leukemia and lymphoma treatment and educational video games to explore newer treatments.
New Results with Venetoclax, Gazyva – New Clinical Data
A more optimized weapon for an older cancer target: this is one of several strategies being explored to improve outcomes in chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or CLL.
NCCN Guidelines for Patients with Leukemia and Lymphoma
Doctors have read the NCCN Guidelines for years. Now, patients with leukemia and lymphoma are getting their own set of NCCN Guidelines, in plain English.
Lymphoma, Lyme Disease and Nonspecific Symptoms
Lyme disease and lymphoma can share a number of common symptoms. However, in most cases, neither disease is diagnosed based upon symptoms alone. More here.
Lymphoblastic Lymphoma Prognosis and Treatment
Lymphoblastic lymphoma is a relatively rare aggressive Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL). Find out more its features, diagnosis and treatment.
MALT Lymphoma - Definition, Causes, Staging, and Treatments
What is MALT lymphoma, who gets this kind of cancer, what are the tests to diagnose it and what are some common treatments that are used.
Testicular Lymphoma -
What is testicular lymphoma, what are the causes and symptoms, and what treatments work best for this type of extranodal non-Hodgkin lymphoma?
How to Find a Bone Marrow or Stem Cell Donor
How to find a suitable donor for a bone marrow or stem cell transplant. Options to explore include within-family, unrelated, and registries.
Understanding Lymphoma Markers
Learn why lymphoma tumor markers are important and how these CD markers help in the diagnosis, treatment, and estimating the prognosis of lymphomas.
Macabre, Ghoulish Medical Creations and Costume Ideas
Macabre, ghoulish, horrific, morbid, ghastly, grisly, gruesome grotesque ideas for Halloween -- all inspired by medicine, surgery and pathology.
Cancer Warrior and US Navy SEALs Connect
Now at Duke Medical Center, an extraordinary 14-year-old boy battles leukemia as he is honored by a group of US Navy SEAL vets. More here on his battle with ALL.
Mantle Field Radiation - Definition
Mantle field radiation is a type of extended field radiation used to treat Hodgkin's lymphoma. Rarely used today, it boosted cure rates back in the 1960s.
Lymph Nodes Learning Center with Indexed Topics
From swollen glands to lymph nodes in cancer, find answers to FAQs about lymph nodes. Indexed topic round-up includes structure, function and disease.
New Challenge for Maryland Gov. Hogan, Bravely Battling Cancer
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan first noticed a lump in his neck while shaving. It turned out to be an aggressive B-cell non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Get well soon, Gov. More here.
Hair Loss During Chemotherapy and Radiation
Chemotherapy and radiation treatments can cause hair loss, but not always. Find out why it occurs, how it can be prevented and how you can cope.
Options for Follicular Lymphoma Now Include Gazyva
Gazyva for Follicular Lymphoma: Disease overview and treatment basics, plus some observations based on pre-clinical data with Gazyva versus Rituxan.
Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) can help diagnose cancer. It can also help predict how well someone with cancer might do with a certain treatment. Here, some basics about the FISH test, including how it works.
4 Free Apps for Dealing with Blood Cancer
Health apps are becoming smarter. Here are 4 free apps which may prove helpful in lives touched by lymphoma and other hematologic cancers.
Does Smoking Affect Hodgkin Lymphoma Risk?
Does smoking have anything to do with developing Hodgkin lymphoma? Studies suggest that smoking may increase the chances of developing it.
Diabetes and Risk for Lymphoma, Leukemia and Myeloma
Does type 2 diabetes increase your risk for blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma? Here’s the latest.
Bone Marrow or Stem Cell Transplant
Bone marrow transplant, or BMT. What are the different types? What is HSCT, and is it the same as BMT? PBSCT? Here, the definitions and explanations.
Enlarged Cervical Lymph Nodes - Lymphoma FAQ
What are cervical lymph nodes? How are cervical nodes affected in lymphoma?
Cytopathology - What is a Cytology Report?
Understand what a cytopathology report tells you and what it doesn't. It provides a picture of cellular abnormalities in fluids and aspirations.
Eric Berry After Hodgkin Lymphoma
When Eric Berry was first diagnosed with lymphoma, it was a shock to everyone. How has life been since? Cancer is never pretty, but recent reports are good.
Psoriasis and Link to Lymphoma, Examined
Could having psoriasis put you at greater risk for lymphoma? Explore the connection. More here about what is known -- and what is not.
Does Mono Cause Lymphoma?
Did you ever have mono as a teen? Has a son or daughter contracted the kissing disease? Learn about the link between viral infections and cancer.
3 Blood Cancer Awareness Essentials
Blood cancer is not just cancer of the blood. Here, learn what blood cancer really is, plus find out why all those buildings and landmarks are lit up in red.
Cancer Treatment Related Diarrhea: Questions and Answers
Do you know the difference between normal treatment-related diarrhea and a medical emergency? Plus, steps you can take to help manage diarrhea at home.
BMI in Lymphoma: 2 Different Meanings
In lymphoma, there is the BMI that relates to your weight, height and estimated body fat -- but there is also the BMI that refers to your bone marrow.
Bleeding and Clotting Problems in Leukemia and Other Cancers
People with cancer -- especially blood cancers like leukemia -- are at risk for both blood clots and bleeding. Sources of clotting and bleeding include...more here.
Diphtheria Toxin to Fight Cancer?
Researches have engineered antibodies combined with diphtheria toxin to fight B-cell malignancies that have stopped responding to chemotherapy.
Engineering Your Own Cells to Fight the Cancer Cells
CAR-T cell therapy, a new research-based cancer treatment, re-builds a patient’s own immune cells to recognize and attack their cancer cells. More here.
Battling Leukemia and Lymphoma in the NBA
Blood Cancer in the NBA: Flip Saunders, Craig Sager and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and their public battles with leukemia and lymphoma.
Benefits of Sunlight - Cancer Risks and Vitamin D Examined
New study links lower leukemia risk to countries with more sunlight, adjusting for cloudiness using NASA satellite data. Is this vitamin D at work?
Amazing Story Involves Dog, Cancer
Surveillance video shows Sissy, a miniature Schnauzer, sneaking into the hospital to visit her owner, a cancer patient, some 20 blocks away from home.
Open Letter From Cancer Patient to Tom Brokaw
From one survivor to another, Major Mom Jennifer K. writes Tom Brokaw about his new memoir on his year battling multiple myeloma blood cancer.
Absolute Neutrophil Count (ANC)
A description of absolute neutrophil count, or ANC, and what it means for people during chemotherapy or radiotherapy for lymphoma.
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An index of categories in the
Discordant Bone Marrow Involvement in Lymphoma
When two different types of lymphoma are found at two different sites in the same patient, this is sometimes called discordant lymphoma. Learn more here.
New Therapy Used in Brain Cancer May Have Wider Uses
Different from ionizing radiation therapy, low temperature plasma fields are being investigated to treat cancer with less toxicity. More here.
Finding Cancer That is Hiding from the Immune System
Immune checkpoint inhibitors: what are they, and how do these agents help fight cancer? Here, an explanation using business and war analogies.
Stories about Altruism and Survival
Faith in humanity, and the over-application of Darwin's theories: 3 cancer-related stories that will warm your heart.
What is Pel-Ebstein Fever?
Fever is one of important symptoms of Hodgkin lymphoma. Individuals with Hodgkin Lymphoma may have a special pattern of fever that is thought to be very characteristic of this disease. Learn more about this symptom.
Lymphoma Stage and Prognosis
Doctors carry out a number of tests to understand how far your lymphoma extends. This is staging. This determines how well your disease will fare after treatment. Understand staging and the other factors that determine your disease outcome.
Bone Marrow Test - What is a Bone Marrow Test?
An explanation of the nature of bone marrow and what happens in a bone marrow test. Needle aspiration, bone marrow biopsy -- and the how and why.
Why Is a Bone Marrow Test Performed?
Why do doctors perform a bone marrow test? Here are reasons they might need a biopsy to see what is going on with your blood-producing cells.
Poignant and Ridiculously Silly Moments Living with Lymphoma
Survivor and Major Mom of 2 shares special moments from the year – from the poignant to the ridiculously funny, expressing gratitude and wishing you the best.
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Infants and Children
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL, is the most common cancer in children. Treatments are lengthy and prognosis is variable, with both advances and stubborn subsets. More here.
What is Hodgkin Lymphoma, and is it Curable?
A basic description of Hodgkin lymphoma, how it was named, how it's identified, commonly affected age groups, staging and treatment.