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26 Oct 2009

Non Hodgkins Lymphoma
What is the general direction NHL in right lung would travel. I have it for second time and been treated for it twice (2004 &  2008 –  not in remission) –  holding back treatment plan till next Pett Scan in January 2010.

I have been told it normally goes to liver and currently have high liver function results which concerns me. Also confused about difference between NHL in lung and lung cancer.

Please " un confuse"  me.
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01 Jan 0001

Hallo Anon
There is no specific pattern that it follows but it can spread to the liver from the lung. NHL in the lung is abnormal lymph cells from a cancer in the bone marrow that spread to the lung ( B or T cells, usually B cells) also called metastasis while lung cancer is cancer of the lung tissue cells that start in the lung.
See http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/wyntk/non-hodgkin-lymphoma
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