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    Procedure or Surgery (Surgery): After having several bouts of swollen lymph nodes in both sides of my neck, which were diagnosed as parotid gland infections, I underwent a needle aspiration and then a lymph node biopsy. I was diagnosed with NHL.

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    rcar2010 asked a questionNon-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)

    If low grade marginal zone NHL turns into a high grade NHL will the subtype change? What is the most common subtype if this happens?

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      nicegal

      Hi, I was diagnosed with nodal Marginal Zone lymphoma in early 2007, stage 3b. I was on watch and wait until 2011. when nodes in my neck began to grow. In February 2011 I started a course of oral chemo - chlorambucil - then was admitted to hospital with fevers in April 2011. In May a biopsy showed DLBCL (diffuse large B- cell lymphoma. I received 6 cycles of R-CHOP and was NED for one year, but now the DLBCL has returned. I asked my doctor whether the chemo got rid of the MZ as well as the DLBCL but he didn't know, and the most recent biopsy was done to find out which of the cancers had returned. Hope this helps.

      over 4 years ago
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      Nora

      Hi there, what part of your body did they do biopsy on? And how did it go? How big
      Was the insicion?

      over 4 years ago
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      I don't know if I am answering the right question or in the right place so bear wirth me. The biopsy was in the front right side of my neck, the incision was about 3 inches long and it is healing nicely.

      over 4 years ago
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    rcar2010 asked a questionNon-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)

    If your initial diagnosis is low grade (nodal marginal zone) NHL and it becomes high grade, what is the most common diagnosis?

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      nancyjac

      A change in grade doesn't change your diagnosis. The grade refers to how slow or fast the cancer is growing, but your diagnosis is still NHL.

      over 4 years ago