Lymphoma Cancer Program

Best Lymphoma Treatment Hospital in Mumbai, India

The Lymphoma Cancer Program at Nanavati Max Super Speciality Hospital (one of the best lymphoma treatment hospitals in Mumbai, India) strives to offer world-class care in an intimate personal and convenient setting, where medical excellence and compassion go hand-in-hand.

We aim at providing extraordinary care and a wide range of quality medical services for patients diagnosed with every variety of lymphatic system cancer. Our team of highly skilled and nationally recognised lymphoma specialists provides time and effort to restore your health and improve the quality of your life.

Highlights Of Our Program Include:

  • We provide compassionate, high-quality healthcare using cutting-edge medical therapies and targeted treatments, for treating Lymphoma.
  • We follow a multidisciplinary patient-focused approach to treatingall types of cancer and offer personalised care to achieve the highest level of patient satisfaction.
  • Our team of professionals consists of lymphoma experts in haematology & medical oncology, radiation oncology, pathology and radiology that offer integrated empathetic care for patients.

About Lymphoma Cancer

Lymphoma is a general term for cancer that starts in infection-fighting cells of the immune system, called lymphocytes. The Lymph system consists of tissues and organs that produce, store, and carry white blood cells (helps filter out bacteria and fight disease). Lymphoma can occur in people of all age groups. However, becomes more common with age.

Types of Lymphoma Cancer

The different types of lymphoma cancer include the following:

- Hodgkin lymphoma- occurs in about 20% of patients. More in children and young adults

- Non-Hodgkin lymphoma- occurs in about 80% of patients consisting of various types of lymphoma more common in older individuals.

- Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) and Small lymphocytic leukaemia (SLL)

Some of the specific types of lymphoma include the following:

- Transformation of lymphoma

- Skin lymphoma

- CNS lymphoma

- Lymphoma with other medical conditions such as HIV

- Rare high-grade B-cell lymphomas

Stages of Lymphoma Cancer

The stages of Hodgkin lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin lymphoma are classified with the help of the Lugano classification. This includes stages I, II, III, and IV. It starts from one lymph node area or organ and progresses to at least one organ present outside the lymph system. Some of these organs include the liver, bone marrow and lungs.

Signs and Symptom of Lymphoma Cancer

Different people have different signs and symptoms of Lymphoma, which may differ as per the site of origin. Some of the very common lymphoma symptoms include:

  • Painless swelling in one or more lymph nodes (often in the upper chest, armpit, neck, or groin)
  • Unexplained or persistent fever
  • Fatigue
  • Unexplained Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Itchy skin
  • Persistent cough or chest pain
  • Lymph node pain after drinking alcohol
  • Rashes or lumps on the skin
  • Drenching sweats, particularly at night
  • Tenderness or abdominal bloating due to an enlarged spleen
  • Shortness of breath with normal activity

Possible Complications of Lymphoma Cancer

The possible complications related to lymphoma condition and treatment include:

- Weak immune system

- Infertility issues

- Risk of developing another type of cancer in future

- Heart and lung diseases

Treatment for Lymphoma Cancer

Getting the right treatment for your cancer condition is one of the most important steps that our experienced oncologists consider in ensuring that you receive the most appropriate care. We prove personalised medical and surgical treatment to our patients according to their diagnosis results.

  • Chemotherapy:This is the primary modality for achieving long term remission and possibly cure. The treatment involves the use of drugs to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by stopping them from dividing or killing the cells. Chemotherapy may be given orally or by injection, depending on the type, size and stage of the cancer being treated.
  • Targeted Therapy:Targeted therapy works by targeting cancer’s specific genes, proteins, or the tissue environment that contributes to cancer growth and survival. These genes and proteins are found in cancer cells or cells related to cancer growth, like blood vessel cells. Targeted therapy is used by itself or along with chemotherapy and immunotherapy.
  • Immunotherapy:Cancer immunotherapy is the artificial stimulation of the immune system to treat cancer, improving the immune system's natural ability to fight cancer. It is an application of the fundamental research of cancer immunology and the growing subspecialties of oncology. It can be used as a bridge to transplant and maintaining remission after transplant in relapsed/refractory lymphomas.
  • Radiation Therapy:Considered one of the very important tools in the fight against cancer. Radiation therapy can be given for localising small diseases and post-chemotherapy for local control of distance metastasis. Many times Radiation therapy is given in locally advanced cancers where surgical intervention or chemotherapy is not possible. Radiation therapy is a painless procedure where radioactive isotopes or high-energy photons, electrons or other particles are used to destroy the cancer cells. A radiation Oncologist is a specialized doctor for this treatment. Radiotherapy regimens or schedules or protocols are specific to different cases. Hence the time differs from case to case.
  • Surgical Process:The surgical process aims at
    • Doing biopsies by excision by lymph nodes and involved tissue.
    • Surgical removal of the spleen in case of splenic lymphoma, removal of tumour causing compressive/obstructive symptoms or perforation
  • Stem-Cell Transplantation:Patients undergo high dose chemotherapy followed by Autologous stem cells or sometimes Allogeneic transplants in cases of relapsed or refractory lymphoma.

During the treatment, the patient is examined carefully and given combination therapies, according to his/her medical condition. Our services do not end with your best lymphoma cancer treatment in Mumbai, India, we also offer comprehensive support services to help reduce your stress and increase your comfort.

Precautions for Lymphoma Cancer

Patients who have been diagnosed with conditions such as HIV/AIDS, and rheumatoid arthritis need to take proper care and follow a healthy lifestyle. Patients must avoid consuming high amounts of animal protein, fried red meat, and foods with excess saturated fat.

Risks of Lymphoma Cancer

Some of the major factors that can contribute to Lymphoma include:

Risk Factors You Can’t Control:

  • Age: Lymphoma can be diagnosed in people of all age groups. However, the majority of people who develop Lymphoma are above 60 years of age. In many cases where children have developed Lymphoma is because of the pre-existence of immune system deficiency.
  • Family History: Traces of certainly inherited lymphoma can increase the chances of developing it in an individual. Although it is very rare, do exist.

 Risk Factors You Can Control:

  • Obesity: Research has consistently shown that lymphoma is relatively more common in overweight patients.
  • Infections: Illnesses due to infections such as HIV/AIDS, Epstein-Barr virus, Hepatitis C and Helicobacter pylori, can increase the risk of developing lymphoma.
  • Radiation Exposure: People who are exposed to high levels of radiation or had a previous history of radiation therapy, are at a high risk of developing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
  • Weak Immune System: People with weak immune systems are susceptible to lymphoma and other infections.

Prognosis

The 5-year survival rate of patients diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma falls between 60% to 85%. The prognosis is better in the early stages when compared to the later stages of cancer.

Diagnosis for Lymphoma Cancer

At Nanavati Max hospital (one of the best lymphoma treatment hospitals in Mumbai, India) we offer you the most advanced diagnosis and treatment techniques for treating Lymphoma, irrespective of its complexity. Our doctors conduct many tests to diagnose cancer and learn if cancer has spread to another part of the body. Lymphoma is often diagnosed using the following tests:

  • LN Biopsy & Immuno-histochemistry
  • Positron Emission Tomography - Computed Tomography (PET/CT) scan
  • Bone marrow biopsy
  • Blood investigations
  • Molecular tissue testing
  • Tests for other organ functions before starting treatment

Pathophysiology

The commencement and development of Lymphoma are linked to infection and genetic and environmental factors. Certain factors such as obesity, alcohol, and smoking are useful in lymphoma.

Typical Test for Lymphoma Cancer

The most commonly recommended test to detect Lymphoma includes biopsy and bone marrow aspiration.

Our Medical Experts

If you are facing any similar signs or symptoms please contact the Nanavati Max team to schedule an appointment at : +91 22 6836 0000

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