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  • Myeloma Signs and Symptoms Created: Sunday, August 15, 2010 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
    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 inva...
  • What Is the Philadelphia Chromosome? Created: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
    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.
  • Top Questions on the Bone Marrow Test Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
    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.
  • R-CHOP Created: Sunday, January 21, 2007 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
    What is R-CHOP chemotherapy used in Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas (NHL)? What are the drugs used in R-CHOP chemotherapy?
  • What You Need to Know About Living with Low Platelets Created: Friday, December 10, 2010 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
    If you have low platelets in your blood, or thrombocytopenia, your ability to form clots and stop bleeding may be impaired. Therefore, there are some things you should know about living with low pl...
  • What is Pel-Ebstein Fever? Created: Sunday, October 22, 2006 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
    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 a...
  • What You Need To Know About Living With Low White Blood Cells Created: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
    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.
  • What is Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma? Created: Thursday, September 14, 2006 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
    A basic introduction to Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and how it got its name.
  • What are B-symptoms? Created: Sunday, October 22, 2006 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
    B-symptoms are a group of symptoms that may be present in lymphoma patients. B-symptoms make an great impact in the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of lymphomas.
  • Staying Safe in the Sun After Cancer Treatment Created: Friday, June 03, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
    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.
  • PET Scans in Lymphoma - Using PET Scans for Response Assessment Created: Sunday, March 11, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
    PET scans are useful at various stages of lymphoma diagnosis, treatment and response assessment. Here are some guidelines on the use of PET scans after lymphoma treatment for response assessment.
  • What is Myeloma? Created: Friday, August 13, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
    Myeloma is a blood cancer that involves the over- production of plasma cells, the antibody producing cells that develop from B-lymphocytes in the bone marrow. Myeloma is also called multiple myelom...
  • What to Expect During a PET or PET/CT Scan Created: Friday, September 28, 2012 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
    Positron Emission Tomography, or a PET scan, is able to detect abnormal cells by how they absorb and metabolize sugar. Learn what to expect during a PET scan.
  • CD20 Created: Sunday, September 21, 2008 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
    CD20 is probably the most popular CD marker in lymphomas. Find out what CD20 really is.
  • Frequently Un- asked Questions About Sex Life and Blood Cancers Created: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
    Talking about your sex life with your doctors, family, friends or even your partner can be uncomfortable. Here are the answers to questions you might have about sex and blood cancers, but were too ...
  • Axillary Lymph Nodes Created: Saturday, January 27, 2007 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
    What are axillary lymph nodes? How are axillary nodes affected in Lymphoma?
  • Follicular (Low Grade) Lymphoma - Is No Treatment An Option? Created: Sunday, December 10, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    Some people with disseminated low-grade follicular lymphomas are offered no initial treatment as an option. How does this policy of 'wait and watch' work? Find out how no treatment can sometimes wo...
  • What is Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)? Created: Monday, January 03, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    Acute lymphocytic leukemia, or ALL, is a blood cancer that affects “lymphoblasts,” the cells in the bone marrow that would normally go on to produce specialized white blood cells called...
  • Overview of White Blood Cells and Immunity Created: Friday, February 04, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    Our immune system is a mechanism that protects our bodies from harmful substances, foreign microorganisms, and even cancer. Our white blood cells (WBCs) are a part of our immune system, and play a ...
  • What Is Leukemia? The Basics Created: Thursday, August 05, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    An overview of the four main types of leukemia including descriptions of each disease, signs and symptoms and risk factors
  • What is Hodgkin's Lymphoma? Created: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
    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.
  • Mantle Field Radiation Created: Saturday, January 12, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
    Mantle field radiation is a type of extended field radiation used to treat Hodgkin's lymphoma.
  • What is Involved-Field Radiation Therapy (IFRT)? Created: Wednesday, April 04, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
    Involved field radiotherapy is a term used to describe a way of delivering radiation for lymphoma. Find out what involved field radiotherapy means and where it is used.
  • FAQs About Mouth Care for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Patient Created: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
    Treatment for leukemia and lymphoma, such as chemo and radiation therapy, can lead to very painful sores in your mouth or throat. This condition is called oral mucositis, and while it may be diffic...
  • Event-Free Survival (EFS) Created: Monday, March 19, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
    Event-free survival (EFS) is a term that is sometimes used in reports of therapies related to cancer treatment. What does event-free survival mean?
  • Allergic Reactions: A Common Side Effect of Rituxan Created: Sunday, June 10, 2007 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
    Allergic reactions are common with Rituxan infusions, given for lymphoma. Why do these reactions occur? What are the signs of Rituxan allergy? How are these reactions treated and prevented?
  • Caring for Cancer Patients Created: Thursday, May 12, 2011 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
    The different types of oncology nurses:registered,advanced practice,clinical specialists,oncology certified,nurse anesthetist,navigators,licensed practical.
  • Nodular Lymphocyte Predominant Hodgkin's Lymphoma Created: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
    Nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin's lymphoma (NLPHL) is a type of Hodgkin's disease with excellent outcomes. Find out more about this lymphoma.
  • Immunohistochemistry (IHC) Created: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
    Immunohistochemistry is a special technique used in labs to test cells. Find out more about immunohistochemistry in medical practice.
  • What are the Symptoms of Acute Leukemia in Children? Created: Monday, October 11, 2010 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
    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.
  • Can exposure to radiation cause leukemia? Created: Friday, March 18, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
    Each day our bodies are exposed to different types of radiation. Can this exposure cause leukemia?
  • Gastric MALT Lymphoma Treatment Created: Sunday, February 25, 2007 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
    Gastric MALT lymphoma treatment - antibiotics, radiation, surgery and chemotherapy in the treatment of MALT lymphoma of the stomach.

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