AIDS-related Lymphoma

General Information About AIDS-Related Lymphoma: Key Points

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Symptoms of AIDS-related Lymphoma

Signs of AIDS-related lymphoma include weight loss, fever, and night sweats. These and other signs and symptoms may be caused by AIDS-related lymphoma or by other conditions. Check with your doctor if you have any of the following ...1

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Complications of AIDS-related Lymphoma

There are three ways that cancer spreads in the body. Cancer can spread through tissue, the lymph system, and the blood:

  • Tissue. The cancer spreads from where it began by growing into nearby areas.
  • Lymph system. The cancer spreads from ...
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Causes of AIDS-related Lymphoma

AIDS-related lymphoma is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the lymph system of patients who have acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which attacks and weakens the body's immune ...2

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Causes List for AIDS-related Lymphoma

Some possible causes of AIDS-related Lymphoma or similar disorders may include:3

  • AIDS (AIDS-related lymphoma)
  • HIV/AIDS (AIDS-related lymphoma)
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Types of AIDS-related Lymphoma

AIDS-related lymphoma is a type of cancer that affects the lymph system, which is part of the body's immune system. Sometimes AIDS-related lymphoma occurs outside the lymph nodes in the bone marrow, liver, meninges (thin membranes that cover ...4

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Diagnosis of AIDS-related Lymphoma

Tests that examine the lymph system and other parts of the body are used to help detect (find) and diagnose AIDS-related lymphoma. The following tests and procedures may be used:

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Treatments: AIDS-related Lymphoma

For treatment, AIDS-related lymphomas are grouped based on where they started in the body, as follows: Peripheral/systemic lymphoma Lymphoma that starts in the lymph system or elsewhere in the body, other than the brain, is called peripheral/systemic lymphoma ...5

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Genetics

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Names and Terminology

Other Names: AIDS related lymphoma ...Source: GARD (NIH)6 ...

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References

  1. Source: NCI (NIH): cancer.gov/ types/ lymphoma/ patient/ aids-related-treatment-pdq
  2. ibid.
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  4. Source: NCI (NIH): cancer.gov/ types/ lymphoma/ patient/ aids-related-treatment-pdq
  5. ibid.
  6. Source: GARD (NIH): rarediseases.info.nih.gov/ diseases/ 8221/ lymphoma-aids-related

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