Just have some clarifications. What are your father’s coexisting illnesses? What was the cause of the pericardial effusion? What other laboratory examinations were already done?
You father has multiple enlarged lymph nodes in the abdominal cavity. Enlarged lymph nodes may be caused by infection, lymphoma, or metastatic cancers. In your father’s case, the cause of the enlarged lymph nodes is still to be determined. What you can do now is to have the peritoneal fluid drained and the specimen sent for analysis. The characteristic of the fluid drained can help determine the cause. Peritoneal cell cytology can help rule-out the presence of malignancy.
Thanks for the suggestions, actually I just now got the diagnosis report of the cervical lymphnode biopsy which indicates that it has Large B cell Lymphoma. and our tensions have are touching the sky after hearing this, I m sorry i don't have proper answers for the questions you have raised but indeed have few more quires from my side
1. what are the current therapies and are they safe for a patient aged 76
2. and what is the recovery percentile, i mean the is there a improved survival after these therapy. (though many things are mentioned in googlr search, but i found them confusing)
3. The pathologist I talked to, assured me that there is notheing to worry, and aliments like these are completely curable. believe me these are to only words which give me some confidence. Can you please help me further on these line.
Thanks again, eagerly waiting for your reply
Your father is diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Large B-Cell type. This type of lymphoma is of an intermediate grade. Fortunately, this condition is responsive to treatment with chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Stage I and II disease may be curable in up to 80% of cases. Stage III and IV is curable 30 to 40% of the time.
I think what are worth considering now are the risks and benefits of treatment. The symptoms he has can be resolved with treatment. However, there are also risks involved as the chemotherapy regimens available have potential side effects.
You should discuss the risks and benefits of treatment with his oncologist.