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Introduction
    Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma is a group of malignant diseases develops from the lymphatic system.  This year, more than 50,000 people will be diagnosed with this malignancy.  The diagnosis of NHL brings with them many questions and a need for clear, understandable answers...
In The Spotlight:

Late Effects in Long-Term Survivors of Non- Hodgkin Lymphomas - Selective medical literature for patients. From Journal of Clinical Oncology. The article talks about major late effects in NHL survivors.  Includes complication of heart, infection, and radiation induced late effects.

Eating Lots of Vegetables May Help Prevent Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Nitrate in Water Associated with Risk for NHL - Contamination of drinking water with nitrate, a chemical found in fertilizers, may be associated with an increased risk of NHL, particularly in agricultural areas.

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General

What You Need to Know about Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma - An important booklet from the National Cancer Institute for Lymphoma patients.  All aspects of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma are covered in lay language.

Trend of the Disease: Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Becomes More Common, More Treatable - from the US Food and Drug Administration 

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Updates - News and trial information for treatment of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

Disease Information - From the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma - U.S. Ethnic Patterns - Information related to cancer incidence, mortality, and survival.

 

Diagnosis


Lymphoma Classification and Typing - The group of cancers under the general term Lymphoma is quite broad. Different types of lymphoma has different prognosis and treatment. Understand the classification and typing from The Lymphoma Information Net. 

Specific Classification of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
- NHL is a group of more than 30 different types of malignancies developed from human lymph cells.

Specific Types of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma:


AIDS related Lymphoma - There is a direct relationship between AIDS and Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Learn the topic from the National Cancer Institute PDQ Booklet.

Gastric Lymphoma - Selective medical literature for patients. From PS Medical Review by Dr. Jason Christie.

Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma - CTCL is also called Mycosis Fungoitis.  It is a relative rare disease in the United States.

Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma - Physician's Information from the National Cancer Institute


Burkitt's Lymphoma - Case study from University of Virginia.

Mantle Cell Lymphoma: Evaluation and Management A summary on Mantle cell which is half way between what Dr. Oliver Press, Professor of Medicine and Biological Structure, would prepare for oncologists and what I would tell patients.

Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia - Facts about Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia, a rare, chronic cancer that is classified as a low-grade, or indolent, type of lymphoma.

Treatment

Treatment for Adult Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NCI) - Understand the disease, its staging, and most importantly, its treatment and clinical trials from the National Cancer Institute.

Treatment Decision Tools for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma - Learn about your treatment options for this type of cancer from American Cancer Society.


Chemotherapy:

Chemotherapy and Radiation for Localized NHL - Selective medical literature for patients. from the New England Journal of Medicine.  Combined radiation and limited chemotherapy is better than  chemotherapy alone for durable control of localized NHL.

Common Chemotherapy for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Rituximab for Recurrent Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma - Selective medical literature for patients. From Blood. This therapeutic modality uses monoclonal antibody for NHL.  It is less toxic and more successful than conventional chemotherapy in controlling low-grade disease.

Chemotherapy for NHL

Bone Marrow Transplant for NHL:

Cancer Treatment: Bone Marrow Transplant - Read the BMT directory of the Cancer Information Network to understand the procedure. 

Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant - Information from the US National Cancer Institute

Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplants - from the Lymphoma Information Network.


The Treatment Process - from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Clinical Trials and Research:

Clinical Trials for Adult Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma - From National Cancer Institute (PDQ). Search Form.

Cancer Trials  - List of clinical trials provided by different cancer centers according to geographic area.

Lymphoma Research Foundation of America - Funding research and providing patient resources, including support groups, educational materials, clinical trials, information, and a periodic newsletter.

Lymphoma Research Foundation Canada  - Seeks to provide support for those who face lymphoma and to those who undertake research in the diagnosis, treatment, and cure of lymphoma in Canada.
 
Pediatrics 

Childhood Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Treatment - Treatment information for healthcare professionals.


Childhood Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Treatment - Treatment information for patients and caregivers.
 
Other

NHL-LOW - A patient-oriented mailing list for low-grade non-Hodgkin lymphomas. Oriented primarily to discussing new treatment modalities.

Terminology for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma - Information provided by NHL Center of patientscenter.com. 

Cure For Lymphoma Foundation - dedicated to funding research, providing information, and supporting those affected by Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

 

 
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