Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

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Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) may refer to any lymphoma (cancer of the lymph system) that is not Hodgkin lymphoma. The lymph system is a network of lymph tissue connected by vessels. The lymph system is separate from the blood circulatory system. The main types of cells in lymph tissue are lymphocytes which are white blood cells that fight bacteria, viruses and other foreign cells. Lymph tissue includes lymph nodes as well as knots of lymphocytes found in the intestines, spleen and bone marrow. Lymphoma occurs when lymphocytes begin to multiply uncontrollably or become cancerous. These cancerous cells can invade other parts of the body or metastasize. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is more common than Hodgkin lymphoma. There are different types of NHL depending on if the cancer began in B-cells or T-cells as well as other characteristics.

Symptoms of NHL may include a swelling of the lymph nodes, unexplained fever, night sweats, weight loss, fatigue, and itching. In general the cause of non-Hodgkin lymphomas is unknown. NHL is more common in males and Caucasians. The risk of developing NHL increases with age, certain viral and bacterial infections and exposure to environmental exposure to certain chemicals and pesticides. NHL more often occurs in persons with an autoimmune disease or weakened immune systems such as those with HIV/AIDS or those who have undergone a transplant.

Lymphomas are generally diagnosed through a biopsy of the lymph nodes and sometimes a biopsy of the bone marrow. Other tests may be performed to determine where the cancer is located and how far it has spread. Treatment is similar to that of other cancers and may include radiation, chemotherapy, targeted therapy or a stem cell transplant. Treatment and prognosis depend upon the type and stage of NHL. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, talk with your doctor and specialists about the most current treatment options.

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National Bone Marrow Transplant Link

The mission of the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link is to help patients, caregivers, and families cope with the social and emotional challenges of bone marrow/stem cell transplant from diagnosis through survivorship by providing vital information and personalized support services.

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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National Bone Marrow Transplant Link

The mission of the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link is to help patients, caregivers, and families cope with the social and emotional challenges of bone marrow/stem cell transplant from diagnosis through survivorship by providing vital information and personalized support services.

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Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Non-Hodgkin lymphoma" returned 732 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Constitutional and somatic deletions of the Williams-Beuren syndrome critical region in non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
 

Author(s): David Guenat, Samuel Quentin, Carmelo Rizzari, Catarina Lundin, Tiziana Coliva, Patrick Edery, Helen Fryssira, Laurent Bermont, Christophe Ferrand, Jean Soulier, Christophe Borg, Pierre-Simon Rohrlich

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Here, we report and investigate the genomic alterations of two novel cases of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) in children with Williams-Beuren syndrome (WBS), a multisystem disorder caused by 7q11.23 hemizygous deletion. Additionally, we report the case of a child with NHL and a somatic ...

Last Updated: 12 Nov 2014

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[Clinical characteristics of 104 patients with primary gastrointestinal non-Hodgkin lymphoma].
 

Author(s): Yuehua Huang, Daobin Zhou, Minghui Duan, Jian Li, Bing Han, Junling Zhuang, Wei Zhang

Journal: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue Za Zhi. 2014 Sep;35(9):791-5.

 

To analyze the clinical characteristics and prognostic factors in patients with primary gastrointestinal non-Hodgkin lymphoma (PGI-NHL).

Last Updated: 23 Sep 2014

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microRNA levels in paraffin-embedded indolent B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma tissues from patients chronically infected with hepatitis B or C virus.
 

Author(s): Roberto Bruni, Cinzia Marcantonio, Alessandro Pulsoni, Paola Tataseo, Federico De Angelis, Enea Spada, Fabrizio Marcucci, Sara Panfilio, Paolo Bianco, Mara Riminucci, Umbertina Villano, Maria Tosti, Anna Ciccaglione, Alfonso Mele

Journal: BMC Infect. Dis.. 2014 ;14 Suppl 5():S6.

 

Epidemiological evidence links Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) to B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (B-NHL). These B-NHLs, particularly those associated with HCV, may represent a distinct sub-group with peculiar molecular features, including peculiar expression of microRNAs (miRs).

Last Updated: 19 Sep 2014

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The terms "Non-Hodgkin lymphoma" returned 51 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Novel biologic agents for non-Hodgkin lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia-part 2: adoptive cellular immunotherapy, small-molecule inhibitors, and immunomodulation.
 

Author(s): Tanya Siddiqi, Steven T Rosen

Journal: Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.). 2015 Apr;29(4):299-308.

 

Globally, the incidence of non-Hodgkin lymphoma is increasing. Aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphomas like diffuse large B-cell lymphoma are treated with curative intent in the frontline setting, but indolent diseases like chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma are not ...

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2015

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Novel biologic agents for non-Hodgkin lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia-part 1.
 

Author(s): Tanya Siddiqi, Steven T Rosen

Journal: Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.). 2015 Mar;29(3):198-203.

 

The incidence of non-Hodgkin lymphomas is on the rise worldwide. The aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphomas can potentially be cured with front-line therapy, but indolent ones, such as chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma, cannot. Relapsed/refractory non-Hodgkin lymphomas ...

Last Updated: 24 Mar 2015

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Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and occupational exposure to agricultural pesticide chemical groups and active ingredients: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Leah Schinasi, Maria E Leon

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This paper describes results from a systematic review and a series of meta-analyses of nearly three decades worth of epidemiologic research on the relationship between non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and occupational exposure to agricultural pesticide active ingredients and chemical groups. ...

Last Updated: 25 Apr 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Lenalidomide as Maintenance Therapy After Combination Chemotherapy With or Without Rituximab and Stem Cell Transplant in Treating Patients With Persistent or Recurrent Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma That is Resistant to Chemotherapy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Adult Nasal Type Extranodal NK/T-cell Lymphoma; Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma; Angioimmunoblastic T-cell Lymphoma; Extranodal Marginal Zone B-cell Lymphoma of Mucosa-associated Lymphoid Tissue; Nodal Marginal Zone B-cell Lymphoma; Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult Burkitt Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult Diffuse Large Cell Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult Diffuse Mixed Cell Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult Diffuse Small Cleaved Cell Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult Grade III Lymphomatoid Granulomatosis; Recurrent Adult Immunoblastic Large Cell Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult Lymphoblastic Lymphoma; Recurrent Cutaneous T-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma; Recurrent Grade 1 Follicular Lymphoma; Recurrent Grade 2 Follicular Lymphoma; Recurrent Grade 3 Follicular Lymphoma; Recurrent Mantle Cell Lymphoma; Recurrent Marginal Zone Lymphoma; Recurrent Mycosis Fungoides/Sezary Syndrome; Recurrent Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma; Splenic Marginal Zone Lymphoma; Stage III Adult Burkitt Lymphoma; Stage III Adult Diffuse Large Cell Lymphoma; Stage III Adult Diffuse Mixed Cell Lymphoma; Stage III Adult Diffuse Small Cleaved Cell Lymphoma; Stage III Adult Immunoblastic Large Cell Lymphoma; Stage III Adult Lymphoblastic Lymphoma; Stage III Cutaneous T-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma; Stage III Grade 1 Follicular Lymphoma; Stage III Grade 2 Follicular Lymphoma; Stage III Grade 3 Follicular Lymphoma; Stage III Mantle Cell Lymphoma; Stage III Marginal Zone Lymphoma; Stage III Mycosis Fungoides/Sezary Syndrome; Stage III Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma; Stage IV Adult Burkitt Lymphoma; Stage IV Adult Diffuse Large Cell Lymphoma; Stage IV Adult Diffuse Mixed Cell Lymphoma; Stage IV Adult Diffuse Small Cleaved Cell Lymphoma; Stage IV Adult Immunoblastic Large Cell Lymphoma; Stage IV Adult Lymphoblastic Lymphoma; Stage IV Cutaneous T-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma; Stage IV Grade 1 Follicular Lymphoma; Stage IV Grade 2 Follicular Lymphoma; Stage IV Grade 3 Follicular Lymphoma; Stage IV Mantle Cell Lymphoma; Stage IV Marginal Zone Lymphoma; Stage IV Mycosis Fungoides/Sezary Syndrome; Stage IV Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma; Waldenström Macroglobulinemia

 

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2014

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Ibrutinib in Treating Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Indolent B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Recurrent B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma; Recurrent Indolent Adult Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma; Refractory B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

 

Last Updated: 16 Mar 2015

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Etoposide, Filgrastim, and Plerixafor in Improving Stem Cell Mobilization in Treating Patients With Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Remission; Adult Grade III Lymphomatoid Granulomatosis; Adult Nasal Type Extranodal NK/T-cell Lymphoma; Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma; Angioimmunoblastic T-cell Lymphoma; Cutaneous B-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma; Extranodal Marginal Zone B-cell Lymphoma of Mucosa-associated Lymphoid Tissue; Hepatosplenic T-cell Lymphoma; Nodal Marginal Zone B-cell Lymphoma; Noncutaneous Extranodal Lymphoma; Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult Burkitt Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult Diffuse Large Cell Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult Diffuse Mixed Cell Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult Diffuse Small Cleaved Cell Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult Grade III Lymphomatoid Granulomatosis; Recurrent Adult Immunoblastic Large Cell Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult Lymphoblastic Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult T-cell Leukemia/Lymphoma; Recurrent Cutaneous T-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma; Recurrent Grade 1 Follicular Lymphoma; Recurrent Grade 2 Follicular Lymphoma; Recurrent Grade 3 Follicular Lymphoma; Recurrent Mantle Cell Lymphoma; Recurrent Marginal Zone Lymphoma; Recurrent Mycosis Fungoides/Sezary Syndrome; Recurrent Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma; Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia; Refractory Hairy Cell Leukemia; Small Intestine Lymphoma; Splenic Marginal Zone Lymphoma; T-cell Large Granular Lymphocyte Leukemia; Testicular Lymphoma; Waldenström Macroglobulinemia

 

Last Updated: 17 Feb 2015

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