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Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a kind of cancer that affects the lymphocytes (white blood cells). The absence of the Reed-Sternberg cell distinguishes this from Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is curable.

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1. Who treats NHL?

An oncologist treats this disease. Another specialist called the hematologist may also be involved.

2. What is the role of diet in a patient undergoing treatment?

A person undergoing treatments like chemotherapy or radiotherapy may be subject to loss of appetite. However it is important for the patient to receive good nutrition as it has been shown that a patient who eats well is able to better tolerate the side effects of the treatments. It may be better to eat small intermittent meals rather than three huge ones.

3. What are the issues that I should raise with my doctor?

You may ask your doctor questions related to the following issues-

a. Type of non-Hodgkins lymphoma that you have been diagnosed with

b. Treatment choices and their success

c. Side effects of the treatment

d. Effect of treatment on daily activities, including work

e. Frequency of check ups

f. Possibility of a clinical trial

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