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Lymphoma

Also known as Malignant Lymphoma

Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer that occurs when B or T lymphocytes, the white blood cells that form a part of the immune system and help protect the body from infection and disease, divide faster than normal cells or live longer than they are supposed to. Lymphoma may develop in the lymph nodes, spleen, bone marrow, blood or other organs and eventually they form a tumor.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with lymphoma, 24% report having fatigue, 5% report having neck mass, and 4% report having regurgitation.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with lymphoma often receive hematologic tests, complete blood count, glucose measurement, complete physical skin exam performed (ml), electrolytes panel, x-ray computed tomography, hemoglobin a1c measurement and lipid panel .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with lymphoma include rituximab, doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, vincristine, dexamethasone, pegfilgrastim (neulasta), filgrastim (neupogen), palonosetron (aloxi), acyclovir, vinblastine, darbepoetin alfa (aranesp), bleomycin and aprepitant (emend) .

Rituximab
$5743
(21 days)
Doxorubicin
$114
(21 days)
Cyclophosphamide
$127
(28 days)
Vincristine
$19
(21 days)
Dexamethasone
$13
(14 days)
Pegfilgrastim (Neulasta)
$4278
(21 days)
Filgrastim (Neupogen)
$1938
(14 days)
Palonosetron (Aloxi)
$733
(21 days)
Acyclovir
$44
(21 days)
Vinblastine

Darbepoetin Alfa (Aranesp)
$1004
(21 days)
Bleomycin

Aprepitant (Emend)
$184
(7 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for lymphoma include age 75+ years age 60-74 years. On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get lymphoma.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.2x
5-14 years
0.7x
15-29 years
0.5x
30-44 years
0.5x
45-59 years
1.0x
60-74 years
2.2x
75+ years
2.3x

Sex

Male
1.3x
Female
0.8x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.6x
Hispanic
0.5x
White
1.3x
Other
0.6x
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