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Lymphoblastic (diffuse) lymphoma Save

ICD-10 code: C83.5

Chapter: Neoplasms

Lymphoblastic (diffuse) lymphoma: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Lymphoblastic lymphoma is a rare type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system. It is a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that develops from immature lymphocytes, which are a type of white blood cell. Lymphoblastic lymphoma can occur in both children and adults, but it is more common in younger individuals.

Symptoms of Lymphoblastic Lymphoma

The symptoms of lymphoblastic lymphoma can vary from person to person. Some common symptoms include:

  1. Swollen lymph nodes, particularly in the neck, armpit, or groin
  2. Fever
  3. Night sweats
  4. Unexplained weight loss
  5. Fatigue
  6. Shortness of breath
Diagnosis of Lymphoblastic Lymphoma

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, your doctor will likely order some tests to help diagnose the condition. These may include:

  • Biopsy: A sample of tissue is taken from the affected lymph node and examined under a microscope to determine if cancer cells are present.
  • Blood tests: These are done to check for abnormal levels of white blood cells and other markers that may indicate lymphoblastic lymphoma.
  • Imaging tests: These may include X-rays, CT scans, or MRI scans to look for any abnormalities in the lymph nodes or other organs.
Treatment of Lymphoblastic Lymphoma

The treatment for lymphoblastic lymphoma will depend on the stage and severity of the disease. Some common treatment options include:

  1. Chemotherapy: This is the most common treatment for lymphoblastic lymphoma. It involves the use of drugs to kill cancer cells.
  2. Radiation therapy: This may be used to shrink tumors and reduce symptoms.
  3. Bone marrow transplantation: This may be an option for individuals with advanced lymphoblastic lymphoma.

If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the symptoms of lymphoblastic lymphoma, it is important to seek medical attention right away. Early diagnosis and treatment can improve the chances of a successful outcome.