VALUABLE INSIGHTS & ADVICE FROM OUR SENIOR ONCOLOGIST
Dr. Vikas Goswami
Dr. Vikas Goswami is a highly experienced Medical Oncology Senior Consultant and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Cancer Specialist at Max Healthcare (Vaishali, Patparganj, Greater Noida, and Noida). Before joining Max Hospital, he was associated with the Fortis Group of Hospitals & IOSPL.
He is a well-trained medical oncologist, having great recognition and reputation at a national and international level. He has received much appreciation for his ethical and professional clinical approach.
- MBBS: Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi
- M.D. (Internal Medicine): Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal
- ECMO: European Society of Medical Oncology
- D.N.B. (Medical Oncology): Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Hospital & Research Institute
What is Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma?
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) is the most common type of lymphoma. While it can occur at any age, most people who develop the illness are older adults. It is a part of cancer that begins in your lymphatic system; the disease-fighting system spread everywhere in your body. In non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, tumors develop from lymphocytes — a type of white blood cell. Different treatment types can be used on non-Hodgkin lymphoma, including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, and stem cell transplantation.
SIGN & SYMPTOMS
Symptoms of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Signs and symptoms of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma can change and, beginning in the disease; there may be none. When signs and symptoms do happen, they can include the most common types of signs and symptoms such as:
- Severe or frequent infections
- Swollen abdomen (belly)
- Fatigue (feeling very tired)
- Feeling full after only a small amount of food
- Chest pain or pressure
- Weight loss
- Enlarged lymph nodes
- Difficulty in breathing
- Night sweats
- Easy bruising or bleeding
CANCER IS DIAGNOSED
How Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Cancer is Diagnosed?
Many non-Hodgkin lymphoma modes can be classified into one of the three following groups, depending on how quickly cancer increases.
- indolent, or slow-growing
- overly aggressive, or fast-growing
After conducting a physical exam, which involves holding your lymph nodes and asking about your symptoms and medical records, your doctor may perform many tests to conclude whether non-Hodgkin lymphoma cancer is present and, if so, how quick it is expanding. As a part of the diagnosis process, your doctor can also decide how far the disease has spread and how likely it is to get back after treatment.
Getting an accurate diagnosis is a crucial part of deciding the best treatment for you.
Blood tests can help your doctors identify the presence of some of the critical signs of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. These may involve anemia or low levels of red blood cells required to carry oxygen to the body’s organs and tissues.People with this kind of cancer may also have low levels of healthy white blood cells, which fight infection, and low platelet counts help the blood clot.
A biopsy is a minor surgery. It gets a tissue unit (made up of cells) from your body for testing in a laboratory. The tissue unit itself is seldom also known as a ‘biopsy’ or a ‘biopsy unit.
Types of biopsy
There are different types of biopsy, including:
- an incisional biopsy,
- A laparoscopic (keyhole) biopsy,
- a core needle biopsy
Our doctors may practice imaging tests to decide how far non-Hodgkin lymphoma has spread in the body.
CT SCAN-A CT scan practices X-rays and a computer to form three-dimensional, cross-sectional images of the body.
PET SCAN– Your physician may do a PET scan to see for small non-Hodgkin lymphoma tumors and decide how quickly the cancer is growing.
MRI SCAN– An MRI scan practices a magnetic field and radio waves to generate computerized, three-dimensional images of structures in your body.
ULTRASOUND-An ultrasound, which utilizes sound waves to create images on a computer monitor, further assists you in determining your spleen’s size.
Treatments Recommended for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Cancer Patients
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer disease is treated in many ways. It depends on the sort of lymphoma cancer disease and how this disease has spread among peoples. People with lung cancer often take more than one kind of treatment.
Chemotherapy (chemo) uses anti-cancer drugs usually injected into a vein (IV) or used by mouth. It kills cells of cancer. Chemotherapy may be done alone or by other treatments.
A stem cell transplant enables the doctor to use greater doses of chemotherapy. This process kills stem cells as well as cancer cells. This treatment is the most common form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Radiation includes the use of high-powered rays of energy to kill cancer cells and get rid of tumors. It is also known as external beam radiation.
Risk Factors of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Cancer
Getting older is a strong risk factor for lymphoma overall, with most cases occurring in people in their 60s or older . But some types of lymphoma are more common in younger people.
Overall, the risk of NHL is higher in men than in women , but there are certain types of NHL that are more common in women. The reasons for this are not known.
The family history can increase the risk of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and causes hematopoietic (blood or lymph-related) cancers. Holding a first stage relative (parent, child, sibling) with NHL increases your risk of developing NHL.
OUR AFFILIATE CENTERS
Book Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Cancer Consultation at Max Hospitals & Zeeva Clinic
What Our Patients Are Saying
GET EXPERT GUIDANCE ON CANCER
Request a Callback
TREATMENTS IN DELHI & NOIDA
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Cancer Treatment in Delhi & Noida
Zeeva Clinic offers personalized treatment to patients from across the country using the world’s most advanced Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer screening and treatment technology. We are here to save the lives of people, but we also have the opportunity to offer tailored care to elderly patients who may have other health problems besides myeloma cancer.
Our multidisciplinary team of lymphoma cancer treatment in Delhi and Noida provides Support and care that will be involved to coordinate treatment throughout the journey efficiently. We have access to the most advanced Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer screening and treatment technologies in the world, and we have the highest quality of care for our patients and their families.
We understand your challenges and concerns and can give you encouragement and helpful advice. We contact survivors who have completed treatment so that we can get them at any time during and after their cancer treatment. You will support us throughout your journey through Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer screening, and we understand and support you.
Dr Vikas Goswami, director of Zeeva Clinic and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer specialist in Delhi and Noida, believes that Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer is curable if diagnosed and treated correctly at the right time. We are continually striving to equip our patients with excellent treatment to diagnose and treat it most effectively. We do our best to understand the various diseases and their causes and to offer patients the best medicines, with a specialized medical team.
Frequently Asked Questions
01/What is the main cause of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is caused by a variation in the DNA of a white blood cell named lymphocytes, although the specific cause this happens isn’t known. DNA provides cells a necessary set of instructions, such as when to develop and reproduce.
02/ Can Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma be completely cured?
Although slow-growing kinds of non Hodgkin’slymphoma are currently not curable, the diagnosis is still right. In individual patients, treatment may not be required until there are signs of progression.
03/ What is the best treatment for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is typically treated with chemotherapy or radiotherapy, although some people may not require treatment right away. In some cases, if the primary cancer is minimal and can be removed through a biopsy, it may need no further treatment.
04/ What does Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma look like?
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma can make lymph nodes to grow enlarged. This Enlarged lymph nodes near the body’s surface (such as the sides of the neck, groin, above the collar bone, or underarm areas) may be viewed or observed as lumps under the skin. These usually are not painful.
05/ How do you get Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?
In many cases, doctors don’t know the causes of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In some instances, it’s due to a weak immune system. But mainly, it begins when your body generates various abnormal lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell). Usually, lymphocytes go through an expected life cycle.
06/ What happens if you don’t treat non Hodgkin’s lymphoma?
Lymphoma can change the bone marrow to such an intensity that you cannot create new blood cells. This can start to complexities such as Infection, a shortage of white blood cells (neutropenia), increases your chance of Infection.