Can lymphoma be detected with a blood test?
Lymphoma is a malignant tumor. Generally, some abnormalities can be seen in the early blood routine. If the patient has a blood test, he or she will also have anemia and an increase in white blood cells, especially eosinophilic white blood cells, or Symptoms such as hemolytic anemia, low platelets, increased uric acid, and increased enzymes in the blood can also be detected.
If necessary, a pathological biopsy is required to clearly know whether it is benign or malignant, and then further examination and treatment can be carried out. Patients can also undergo X-ray photography of the chest, abdomen, kidneys, large and small intestines, and lymphatic vessels, and undergo Blood and bone marrow examination can basically confirm whether you have a disease such as lymphoma. After diagnosis, you need to actively carry out treatment. You cannot delay the treatment opportunity. The earlier the treatment, the better the effect.
How is lymphoma treated?
1. Combination chemotherapy: Combination chemotherapy is an indispensable part of most lymphoma patients. There are many chemotherapy options, such as nitrogen mustard, vincristine, procarbazine, and prednisone; or doxorubicin, Bleomycin, vinblastine, azomethamine, etc. are all possible. The specific one to take depends on the individual situation.
2. Radiotherapy: Depends on the condition.
3. Immunotherapy: After radiotherapy and chemotherapy, some patients need to be treated with interferon to improve the cure rate. Monoclonal antibodies also have good therapeutic effects on low-grade malignant lymphoma.
4. Bone marrow transplantation/peripheral blood hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: This is currently an option for patients with highly malignant lymphoma who have relapsed after some treatments or who have not been cured after treatment.
That is, the patient's own bone marrow/or hematopoietic cells in the patient's own peripheral blood vessels are separated using an instrument, processed and preserved outside the body, and then ultra-large doses of anti-cancer drug chemotherapy or whole-body radiotherapy are performed, and then the preserved own bone marrow/ Peripheral blood hematopoietic cells can kill cancer cells to the maximum extent while protecting the hematopoietic function, which is more conducive to patient treatment.
5. Surgical treatment: The scope of resection is determined according to the patient's specific conditions. Since surgery is invasive and risky, it is necessary to combine radiotherapy, chemotherapy or traditional Chinese medicine treatment after surgery to consolidate the curative effect and reduce the chance of recurrence and metastasis.
Experts remind: With the development of medicine, lymphoma is no longer an incurable cancer. Most early-stage lymphomas can be cured, and patients in the middle and late stages also have a chance of long-term survival as long as they actively cooperate. Therefore, once you are diagnosed with lymphoma, you must actively cooperate with treatment.
As the saying goes, "30% cure and 70% nourishment", dietary regulation is an important part of lymphoma recovery. In addition to paying attention to balanced nutrition, lymphoma patients should also avoid or eat less fried, grilled, smoked and salted foods. At the same time, they can eat more fresh vegetables and fruits containing anti-tumor ingredients, such as Tomatoes, oranges, hawthorns, kiwis with vitamin C, carrots and lettuce rich in vitamin A, shiitake mushrooms, tremella, etc. rich in minerals.