Non-Hodgkins Lymphomas (cont.)
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.
In this Article
- Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) facts
- What is non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?
- What is the difference between non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and Hodgkin's disease (or Hodgkin's lymphoma)?
- What causes non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?
- What are non-Hodgkin's lymphoma risk factors?
- What are non-Hodgkin's lymphoma symptoms and signs?
- What kind of doctors treat non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?
- How do physicians diagnose non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?
- 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 rate for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?
- Is it possible to prevent non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?
- What is the latest research on non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?
- Where can people find more information about non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?
- Find a local Oncologist in your town
What are non-Hodgkin's lymphoma symptoms and signs?
Signs and symptoms of NHL include the following:
- Swollen, painless lymph nodes in the neck, armpits, or groin
- Unexplained weight loss
- Anemia (low red blood cell counts)
- Night sweats
- Coughing, trouble breathing, or chest pain
- Weakness and tiredness that don't go away (fatigue)
- Abdominal pain or swelling, or a feeling of fullness in the abdomen
- Loss of appetite
- Itching of the skin
What kind of doctors treat non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?
Blood cancer specialists (hematologists and oncologists) are the physician specialists who treat lymphomas. They can be part of a larger health care team that coordinates your care.
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