Aggressive Lymphoma Cancer
Different forms of lymphoma will act different, and will react differently to treatments. Some forms are more aggressive than others, such as Burkitt's lymphoma or Aggressive Natural Killer cell lymphoma. Aggressive forms may spread quicker, and will cause the patient's health to deteriorate at a much higher pace than less aggressive forms; indeed, they may also cause death much quicker.
Is my Lymphoma Aggressive?
Whether or not your particular lymphoma is of an aggressive nature is something that only the doctor in charge of your case could say with any certainty. This may require further, repeat, tests to be performed in order to establish, which will doubtless be performed. While some forms of lymphoma are generally more aggressive this is no guarantee that such will be the case for any specific patient, nor can anyone determine whether or not a case of lymphoma is aggressive based on limited information such as symptoms experienced by the patient.
How do you Treat Aggressive Lymphoma?
The treatment for aggressive lymphoma is the same as that for a non-aggressive version of the same type of cancer. In most cases, this means that the treatment will consist of chemotherapy. The difference lies in the aggressiveness of the treatment, where a more aggressive lymphoma cancer will require higher and more intense doses of chemotherapy. The good news is that the majority of lymphomas, aggressive ones included, do respond favourably to treatment and most of them are curable. At the end of the day the outcome of the treatment will come down to how quickly the patient is (correctly) diagnosed.
Does Alternative Medicine Work?
There has been a worrying trend in the favour of alternative medicine of late, much due to the television prominence of nutrionists and homeopaths. While eating well is certainly an important step towards keeping healthy, there has been no proof in any form of published, clinical, academic study to show that any form of cancer can be treated by a change of diet; and aggressive lymphoma cancer is, if anything, the very opposite of an exception to this rule. With regard to homeopathic medicine, this basically revolves around the well documented placebo effect- there is no doubt that it can work for some patients in treating some ailments, but it has never been used to cure any form of cancer.
As such, it is important that you consult the doctor in charge of your case before deciding to begin or stop any particular line of treatment. While researching your disease and the possible cures to it is a healthy step which can often provide a feeling of control, which in turn helps the patient feel more at ease with the treatments they are receiving and their chances of being cured, information found on the internet or given to you by other laymen or alternative medicine ‘specialists’ should never be taken at face value. Aggressive lymphoma cancer is a serious condition which requires expert knowledge to be identified and treated correctly.