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About Lymphoma > Getting Started

Last update: 01/08/2015

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Before Diagnosis | Following Diagnosis | Background on Lymphoma   
Treatment Background | Treatments | How to Help

 
Before Diagnosis

"Although the finding of enlarged lymph nodes sometimes raises fears about serious illness, it is usually a result of benign (non-cancer-related) infectious causes"

bullet Enlarged Lymph Nodes
 
Lymphadenopathy:
Differential Diagnosis and Evaluation  American Family Physician

 
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Reactive Lymph Nodes in Pediatric Practice http://ajcp.ascpjournals.org/

Alan D. Ramsay, DM, FRCPath
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Lymphoma is rare in children:  Incidence and Age Distribution of Specific Types of Childhood NHL per million person-years  cancer.gov


Following Diagnosis

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Guidelines at Diagnosis  

what you need to learn about and do when 
first diagnosed with lymphoma. 

 

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Patient Tools and Tips
 

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Considerations at relapse  
guidelines for patients, by patients 

 

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About Watchful Waiting
 

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Encouragement
 
lymphomas are treatable, some types are curable, even at advanced stages.

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Support Groups  

Join PAL's new online & secure support forum

 Forum

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Lymphomation
Yahoo Support Group (email-based)

MALT Support Group
Yahoo Support Group (email-based)
 
 

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Patient Stories

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Optimizing Doctor Consults 
 
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Treatment-related Questions
for Your Doctor
 
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Finding Doctors / Second Opinions/ Experts
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Big Picture Questions

A PDF file to assist with treatment-related questions.

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Treatment support
 
How to reduce risk treatment-related complications


Background on lymphoma

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Lymphoma Overview
 

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What's Lymphoma -
how it begins
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Brochure | More detail

understanding lymphoma starts with a basic understanding of cancer
 

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Grade | Stage | Symptoms
 

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The Lymphatic system  
 

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Symptoms of lymphoma
and how to describe symptoms to your doctor
 

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Types of lymphoma
subtypes of lymphoma 

(Please use Ask Question above if your subtype is not yet included.)
 

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Experts on Lymphomas
 

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Tests
to diagnose and monitor disease,
or judge response to treatments

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Asking Questions
 
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Evaluating Medical Claims 

identifying sources of bias,
conflict of interest,
strong from weak evidence (such as testimonials)
 

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Testimonials  - WebPDF
 

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Big Pharma Conspiracy? 
 

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When Lay Persons Give Medical Advice 

being open minded includes being skeptical about the veracity of online information provided by laypersons 

 

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Patient Tools and Tips

 


Treatment Background

Treatment decisions
factors that can influence treatment decisions
 

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Experts on treatment
 

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When to treat? 
 

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Treatment-related Questions
for Your Doctor
 

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Watch & Wait?
What are some of the signs and symptoms that may indicate a need to begin treating  indolent lymphomas?
 

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Overcoming Drug Resistance
 

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Considerations at Relapse
guidelines for patients, by patients 

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Treatment Goals, Terms, Outcomes, and Types of Interventions 
 
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What's a Drug?
 
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Remission and Response
terms that describe disease state, 
and response to treatment 
 

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When to consider clinical trials?
 

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Treatment support
How to reduce risk treatment-related complications
 

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Patient Tools and Tips


About treatments

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Treatments for Lymphoma
 

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Treatment support
How to reduce risk treatment-related complications
 

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Treatment-related Questions for Your Doctor

Emerging Treatments

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AGENTS targeting disease pathways

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Clinical trials of Interest for Lymphoma

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Clinical trials by treatment type
 

Our Focus is on Clinical Trials
 

 

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professional medical advice or to replace your relationship with a physician.
For all medical concerns,  you should always consult your doctor. 
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