Jerry R. Balentine, DO, FACEP
Dr. Balentine received his undergraduate degree from McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. He attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine graduating in1983. He completed his internship at St. Joseph's Hospital in Philadelphia and his Emergency Medicine residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in the Bronx, where he served as chief resident.
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.
- Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma facts
- What is non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?
- What causes non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?
- What are risk factors for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?
- What are symptoms and signs of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?
- How is non-Hodgkin's lymphoma diagnosed?
- What are the types of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and how is non-Hodgkin's lymphoma staging determined?
- What is the treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?
- What is the prognosis and survival rates of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?
- Where can people find more information about non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?
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Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma facts
- NHL is a cancer that originates in the lymphatic system.
- About 66,000 patients are diagnosed yearly, and approximately 18,000 patients die of NHL yearly in the U.S.
- There are several subtypes of NHL, each requiring different treatments.
- Symptoms include swollen lymph nodes, weight loss, fever, and night sweats.
- NHL is staged on a 1-4 scale with A (no associated symptoms like fever, weight loss, or night sweats) and B subtypes.
- Staging the cancer is important to determine treatment and predict the outcome of treatment.
- Depending on the stage and type of NHL, treatment can include chemotherapy, biological therapy, stem cell transplant, and/or radiation therapy.
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