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hlymphoma posted:
Would appreciate input as to whether an asymtomatic HIV+, with Hepatitis C virus, recently diagnosed with State IV Hodgkins Lymphoma should be treated with chemotherapy?
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georgiagail responded:
Treatment for stage IV Hodgkins Lymphoma is chemotherapy:


http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000580.htm

Gail
 
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hlymphoma replied to georgiagail's response:
The question is should chemotherapy be the treatment option for Hodgkins Lymphoma for a person with the additional conditions?
 
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georgiagail replied to hlymphoma's response:
You expect an internet board to be able to answer whether someone should undergo treatment based on their previous health history???

In stage IV Hodgkins Lymphoma chemotherapy is THE only treatment option. If their other medical issues (the HIV, the Hepatitis C) are both asymptomatic and under good control, why would they not consider chemotherapy. Having these other two diseases would not warrant not treating the Lymphoma.

Gail
 
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hlymphoma replied to georgiagail's response:
Yes, I would have appreciated a comment from someone who wasn't going to question the validity of my question. If you don't know anything about the topic, then keep your unnecessary ones to yourself.
 
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georgiagail replied to hlymphoma's response:
I'm quite familiar with all three of these diseases. As has been previously stated, the treatment for stage IV Hodgkins Lymphoma IS chemotherapy. Only chemotherapy. Again, if the other diseases are under good control there should be no reason not to treat the Lymphoma.

Gail


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