Lymphomas represent a diverse group of cancers, that are divided into 2 general categories: 1) Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and 2) Hodgkin lymphoma. The majority of lymphomas are classified as Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, while Hodgkin lymphoma comprises 10% of lymphomas. The signs and symptoms and aggressiveness of lymphoma can vary greatly , from one patient to another. Possible symptoms can include swollen lymph nodes, fevers, weight loss, night sweats. Once a diagnosis of lymphoma is made, blood testing and imaging are sometimes done to determine the extent of the lymphoma.
Treatment for lymphoma must be individualized for each patient, and is based on many factors, which can include: patient symptoms, patient age, lab testing, pathology results, and imaging studies. If treatment is required, radiation therapy, prescription medications, and/or chemotherapy may be considered.
Dr. Raymond Tsao completed his fellowship in Hematology & Medical Oncology at The Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. He is board certified in Medical Oncology, Hematology, and Internal Medicine. Dr. Tsao is currently seeing patients with all types of cancer, with a focus on Gastrointestinal Malignancies (including esophageal, stomach, colorectal, and pancreatic cancer). Click here to learn more about Dr. Raymond Tsao.
Dina Giovanetti received her BSN in 1994 and her MSN in 2002 from Florida Atlantic University. She is Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and has practiced in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine for most of her career before joining Cancer Center of South Florida and practicing Oncology. Click here to learn more about Dina Giovanetti.