The lymphoma pathology report is an important basis for oncologists to formulate follow-up treatment plans. However, many lymphoma patients and their families fail to read due to the strong professionalism of pathological reports. In order to help people to have a better understanding of the medical terminology in the report, we have collated the common terms in the report for preliminary interpretation.
If you want to know more about the report on lymphoma, you can make an appointment online or contact our Manila office at 02-8-822122 or Cebu Office at 0917-599-2277, professional oncologists will help to answer your questions.
1. What’s the difference between Hodgkin's lymphoma(HL) and Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma(NHL)?
Both Hodgkin's lymphoma(HL) and Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma(NHL) are malignancies of a subset of white blood cell called lymphocytes. The main difference between Hodgkin's lymphoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is in the specific lymphocyte each involves. Hodgkin’s lymphoma is marked by the presence of Reed-Sternberg cell or RS cell variants like lacunar cell. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, by contrast, can be derived from B cells or T cells and can arise in the lymph nodes as well as other organs.
2. What is diffuse large B-cell lymphoma?
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is an aggressive type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that develops from the B-cells in the lymphatic system. DLBCL is the most common subtype of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), accounting for about 31% of all cases. The morbidity of DLBCL is slightly higher among male than female.
3. Why bone marrow aspiration is required when one is suspected to be afflicted with lymphoma?
Bone marrow aspiration plays an import role in the diagnosis and treatment of lymphoma for it can help not only make a definite diagnosis but also identify the specific stage.
If you have any doubts about the lymphoma pathology report, you can make an online appointment or contact us directly at 02-8-822122 (Manila Office) or 0917-599-2277 (Cebu Office). Professional oncologists will help you out.
Tips from oncologists at St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou: The above is only a partial interpretation of the pathology report of lymphoma. Patients must find a qualified oncologist for a comprehensive interpretation on a detailed pathology report, so that they can receive guidance and treatments timely to avoid irreversible consequences.