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Sharks

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My mom has lupas has been on meds fir well over 15... her blood work has been going up and down resent her blood work has been off her lupas doctor says not lupas related... while in surgery today for a prolapsed lady parts .. the doctor found what he believes is lymphoma.. what are her treatment or odds...
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Lymphoma is the name for a group of blood cancers that develop in the lymphatic system. The two main types are Hodgkin lymphoma & non-Hodgkin lymphoma

How well your mom will fair depends a lot on which type she has. Hodgkin lymphoma is one of the most curable forms of cancer. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma puts up more of a fight, but can be beaten.

google around, you'll find a lot of solid info on cancer.org-type sites

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Hi Sharks - sorry to hear about your mum - the best thing to do I think is to get more information from her doctor. They will likely be doing more tests on your mother to find out what is going on. I know it is very scary - my dad had lymphoma and from memory he had radiation for it and he definitely survived it, so it is not an automatic death sentence. But with diseases like cancer it is very important to find out what you are dealing with because there is a lot of terrifying information out there on the internet which can scare you silly and it may not necessarily be relevant for your mothers situation. Perhaps you could offer to go to her next doctors appointment with her? All the best to you and your mother, and remember that cancer is not the automatic death sentence it used to be.
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I'm sorry about your mom.  Some of the drugs to treat lupus lower the immune system and lymphoma can develop.  There is a lot of info on this on reputable medical sites.  If she does in fact have lymphoma, I would highly suggest she see an oncologist for treatment or at least for a consultation.  It's what they do.

Best of luck to both of you.  I know how hard it is to take care of a sick parent.

Mary



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