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Lymphomas

Peter Hoskin and Wendy Makin

in Oncology for Palliative Medicine

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192628114
eISBN:
9780191730115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628114.003.0015
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter covers lymphomas, which comprises a wide range of diseases, from very indolent low-grade lymphomas to highly aggressive conditions such as lymphoblastic lymphoma. The definitions of the ... More


Management of lymphoma

Kristian Bowles and Robert Marcus

in Palliative Care Consultations in Haemato-oncology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198528081
eISBN:
9780191730399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528081.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses lymphoma and the ways in which to manage and treat the disease. Lymphoma pertains to a number of diseases that arise from lymphoid tissues. There are several histological ... More


Pediatric Oncology: A Medical Overview

David J. Bearison and Raymond K. Mulhern

in Pediatric Psychooncology: Psychological Perspectives on Children with Cancer

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195079319
eISBN:
9780199999804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195079319.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses the medical aspects of pediatric cancer, valuable to readers with little or no background in biomedical sciences and medical practice. It considers the etiology, clinical ... More


Case Consultation: Scott Ames, A Man Giving Up on Himself

Margaret Pabst Battin

in Ending Life: Ethics and the Way We Die

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195140279
eISBN:
9780199850280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140279.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Scott Ames and his wife Elaine were at the peak of their career when they discovered that they were infected with HIV. Scott not only had HIV infection, but he had early symptoms of AIDS. Due to ... More


Malignancy associated with HIV infection

Peter Hoskin and Wendy Makin

in Oncology for Palliative Medicine

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192628114
eISBN:
9780191730115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628114.003.0020
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses malignancies arising from HIV infection. One of the problems faced by patients with HIV is cancer. Cancer affects almost 40 per cent of HIV-infected people and with the ... More


Jasmine Claude: A Study in Faith

David Barnard, Patricia Boston R.N., Anna Towers, and Yanna Lambrinidou

in Crossing Over: Narratives of Palliative Care

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195123432
eISBN:
9780199999835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123432.003.0016
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses the case of Jasmine Claude. When Ms. Claude was diagnosed with cancer, she initially underwent chemotherapy to treat her lymphoma. The cancer stopped but her tumors started to ... More


Immunologic Factors

GARETH J. MORGAN, MARTHA S. LINET, and CHARLES S. RABKIN

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195149616
eISBN:
9780199865062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0027
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the immunologic factors in cancer. Topics covered include structure and function of the immune system, immune variation and cancer risk, and age-related changes in immune ... More


Hodgkin Lymphoma

NANCY E. MUELLER and SEYMOUR GRUFFERMAN

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195149616
eISBN:
9780199865062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0045
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is a malignant disease involving the lymph nodes, spleen, and other lymphoid tissue. This chapter reviews the epidemiology of HL. Topics covered include the history of HL, ... More


The significance and management of anaemia in palliative care patients

Wale Atoyebi, Tim Littlewood, and Robert Twycross

in Palliative Care Consultations in Haemato-oncology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198528081
eISBN:
9780191730399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528081.003.0011
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter reviews the background, investigation, causes, and management of anaemia in palliative care setting. Anaemia is a common complication of cancer and cancer therapies, occuring in 50 per ... More


Pruritus in haematological disorders

Zbigniew Zylicz and Małgorzata Krajnik

in Pruritus in Advanced Disease

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198525103
eISBN:
9780191730238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525103.003.0009
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses pruritus in haematological disorders. Compared to solid tumours, pruritus is considered to be a common symptom in patients with haematological disorders, including Hodgkin's ... More


Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Karin Ekström Smedby, Mads Melbye, and Hans-Olov Adami

in Textbook of Cancer Epidemiology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190676827
eISBN:
9780190676858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190676827.003.0027
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

Non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) are a heterogeneous group of malignancies originating from B- or T-lymphocytes and engaging lymphoid tissue. Clinically, NHL subtypes range from chronic indolent to ... More


HPV, Cancer, and Beyond: The Anatomy of a Triumph

Geoffrey C. Kabat

in Getting Risk Right: Understanding the Science of Elusive Health Risks

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231166461
eISBN:
9780231542852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166461.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

For over one hundred years, cervical cancer has presented a conundrum. In the 1960s and 1970s most virologists believed that herpes simplex virus-2 caused the disease. However, based clinical and ... More


The Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas

James R. Cerhan, Claire M. Vajdic, and John J. Spinelli

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190238667
eISBN:
9780190238698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190238667.003.0040
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

The non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) are a heterogeneous group of over forty lymphoid neoplasms that have undergone a major redefinition over the last twenty-five years, in part due to advances in ... More


Neck lumps

Max Robinson, Keith Hunter, Michael Pemberton, and Philip Sloan

in Soames' & Southam's Oral Pathology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199697786
eISBN:
9780191918483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199697786.003.0014
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Dentistry

Whilst dental healthcare professionals naturally focus on assessment of the teeth and the supporting tissues, they also have an important role in assessing the whole oro-facial complex and the ... More


Lexington and Alexia Home at Last

Bill C. Malone

in Music from the True Vine: Mike Seeger's Life and Musical Journey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835104
eISBN:
9781469602653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869406_malone.10
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at the years Mike spent in Lexington. After his separation from Alice, he moved to Virginia. He began recording for the Virginia Commission for the Arts in the mid-1980s. An avid ... More


Administrative Objects and the Infrastructure of Cancer Virus Research

Robin Wolfe Scheffler

in A Contagious Cause: The American Hunt for Cancer Viruses and the Rise of Molecular Medicine

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226458892
eISBN:
9780226628400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226628400.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 6 examines how approaching cancer viruses as administrative objects, as described in chapter 5, allowed the National Cancer Institute to start constructing a large scale infrastructure for ... More


Immunology and the Village of the Healthy

in The Power of the Between: An Anthropological Odyssey

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226775340
eISBN:
9780226775364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226775364.003.0017
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter narrates the author's thoughts upon being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2001. He discusses how immunological metaphors play a central role in how we organize our thinking about ... More


The Case of Myra Manner

Eric J. Cassell

in The Nature of Clinical Medicine: The Return of the Clinician

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199974863
eISBN:
9780190219024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199974863.003.0006
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter presents and discusses the case of a young woman with lymphoma that was discovered after a year of cough and pruritus. Why was the diagnosis delayed? Does the story stop once the ... More


Hodgkin Lymphoma

Henrik Hjalgrim, Mads Melbye, and Pagona Lagiou

in Textbook of Cancer Epidemiology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190676827
eISBN:
9780190676858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190676827.003.0026
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

The descriptive epidemiology of Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) has demonstrated marked variation by age, sex, social class, and time, strongly suggesting both a role of environmental factors and the existence ... More


Small Intestine Cancer

Jennifer L. Beebe-Dimmer, Fawn D. Vigneau, and David Schottenfeld

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190238667
eISBN:
9780190238698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190238667.003.0035
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

The small intestine extends 6–7 meters from the gastric pylorus to its insertion into the large intestine. Its mucosal surface contains 90% of the absorptive surface area of the digestive tract. ... More


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