PERSONALISED NON-HODGKIN LYMPHOMA SCREENING CONSULTATION

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SERVICE DESCRIPTION

SERVICE DESCRIPTION

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    WHAT IS NON-HODGKIN LYMPHOMA?

    Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is part of your body’s defence (immune) system, which protects the body from infections, germs, and diseases. non-Hodgkin lymphoma affects a type of white blood cell called lymphocytes.

    There are different types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The kind of non-Hodgkin lymphoma you have depends on the type of cells it affects and how quickly it grows and spreads.

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    WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF NON-HODGKIN LYMPHOMA?

    The cause of non-Hodgkin lymphoma is not known.

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    WHAT INCREASES THE RISK OF NON-HODGKIN LYMPHOMA?

    Risks factors for non-Hodgkin lymphoma include:

    • Having a weak immune system, especially after an organ transplant.
    • Specific bacterial and viral infections including:
      • HIV.
      • Epstein-Barr virus.
    • Age: non-Hodgkin lymphoma is more common in people over the age of 60.
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    WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OR SYMPTOMS OF NON-HODGKIN LYMPHOMA?

    Symptoms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma may include:

    • Swelling of the lymph nodes in your neck, armpits, or groin.
    • Fever.
    • Chills.
    • Sweating without cause.
    • Itchy skin.
    • Fatigue.
    • Unexplained weight loss.
    • Coughing, breathing trouble, and chest pain.
    • Unexplained weakness.
    • Swelling of your face, legs, or stomach (abdomen).
    • Abdominal pain.
    • Nausea and vomiting.
    • Loss of appetite.
    • Headache.
    • Difficulty concentrating.
    • Changes in personality.
    • Seizures.
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    HOW IS NON-HODGKIN LYMPHOMA DIAGNOSED?

    The diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma may include:

    • A physical exam and medical history.
    • Blood tests.
    • Chest X-ray.
    • Testing of body tissue (biopsy) of your lymph gland or bone marrow.
    • Different types of scans, including:
      • CT scans.
      • Positron emission tomography (PET) scan.
      • Gallium scan.
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    HOW IS NON-HODGKIN LYMPHOMA TREATED?

    Non-Hodgkin lymphoma can be treated in different ways. This depends on your symptoms, the stage of non-Hodgkin lymphoma when you were first diagnosed, and the speed with which it is spreading. Treatment may include:

    • Radiation therapy. This uses radiation to destroy cancer cells.
    • Chemotherapy. This uses medicine to destroy the cancer cells.
    • Biological therapy. This uses the body’s immune system to destroy cancer cells.
    • Bone marrow transplantation.
    • Blood or platelet transfusions. This may be needed if your blood counts are low.

    Your cancer will be staged to determine its severity and extent. Your health care provider does staging to find out whether the cancer has spread, and if so, to what parts of your body. You may need to have more tests to determine the stage of your cancer.

    Follow these instructions at home regarding non-Hodgkin lymphoma:

    • Take medicines only as directed by your health care provider.
    • Plan rest periods when fatigued.
    • Keep all follow-up visits as directed by your health care provider. This is important.

    Contact a health care provider regarding non-Hodgkin lymphoma if:

    • You have new symptoms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
    • You have signs of infection. These might include:
      • Fever.
      • Chills.
      • Sore throat.
      • Headache.
      • Nausea.
      • Vomiting.
      • Diarrhoea.
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    PERSONALISED CANCER SCREENING CONSULTATION

    A personalised cancer screening consultation is a meeting with a qualified consultant medical doctor to explain to you what does cancer screening mean and facilitate your understanding for the genomic and diagnostic tests that are that can help you to achieve your cancer screening and prevention objectives.

    Your consultant doctor will aim to answer all your questions regarding the cancer screening programmes and tests that could be beneficial for your overall health and wellbeing.

    It is recommended that you book a personalised cancer screening consultation with one of our recognised consultant medical doctors if you have a strong family history of cancer or you have one or more risk factors that may increase your risk of developing a specific type of cancer.

    If you are unable to attend to one of our outpatients’ clinics in London for your personalised cancer screening consultation, our consultant medical doctors can arrange to have your personalised cancer screening consultation by secure and encrypted voice conferencing or video conferencing, which can be done from the convenience of your home and using your smartphone.

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