What Is Thymic Large B-cell Lymphoma?
It is a type of cancer that results from the uncontrolled rapid division of lymphocytes and usually affects the chest, lymph nodes, lungs, liver, kidneys, and bone marrow.
There is no well-known cause; however, certain genetic mutations and risk factors, such as exposure to certain radiation, previous radiation therapy, previous chemotherapy for cancer treatment, and previous are current infections with Epstein bar virus, are thought to be responsible for the development of thymic large B-cell Lymphoma.
Thymic large B-cell lymphoma is two times more common in females than males. The mean age for the development of the disease is 35 years; however, it can occur in people of any age.
Signs and Symptoms
The patient may suffer from the following signs and symptoms. These are
- The appearance of a bulky mass in the middle of the chest
- A large bulky mass can suppress the underlying veins and organs. Symptoms of dilated neck veins, swelling on the face, difficulty in breathing, and headache.
- Enlargement and swelling of the lymph nodes of the neck
- Constant fever
- Weight loss
The following diagnostic techniques and procedures can be used to make a diagnosis. These are
- Blood test such as Complete blood count (CBC)
- Diagnostic imaging techniques such as USG, CT-scan, MRI, and PET scan can be used to detect the site, size, and extent of the tumor.
- Tumor biopsy
Chemotherapy is the main treatment option.
What support can we give for Thymic Large B cell Lymphoma?
Thymic Large B Cell Lymphoma is a rare cancer, meaning it is not as well known as other forms of cancer. Without a Ribbon is an Australian organisation that provides support for individuals who suffer from rare cancers. We provide a designated platform for Warriors to obtain information specific to their Rare Cancer. We also provide annual opportunities for our Warriors to meet and learn from each other. If you suffer from a rare cancer such as Thymic Large B Cell Lymphoma, we can help and support you through your journey thanks to the generous donations we receive. Click the link below to sign up and become a Warrior today!
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