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Posted by vigilante on January 07, 2000 at 20:24:12:

In Reply to: Lymphoma posted by Mary on January 04, 2000 at 20:37:15:

: my mum had a neck lump removed about three weeks ago, which was diagnosed as a NHL. We just received this morning the results of the gallium scintigraphy, which shows only cancer residues in the neck, and the treatment will be radio...Althought I'm very happy, I was wondering if it's normal not to do others tests, just to make sure it's only that. She only had the gallium, not CTscan, no blood tests (not sure though), no X-ray, no bone marrow prelevement, ...

: I know NHL is usually dissiminated and affects the bone marrow, and I was wondering how reliable the gallium is??? I don't want the onc. to find others lymphomas to late!!! Maybe I'm to worried with this, but I just want to make sure they did all they have to do. Treatments here are very expensive and are paid by the government, so I don't want the onc. to skip some tests just because he think she's ok!!!!

: Thanks!!!

: Mary
hello from yankland! there are monoclonal antibodies for lymphomas. I like antiangios like endostatin and combrestatin. for radiotherapy, boron neutron capture is best.


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