Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) is the
It is possible to get another type of cancer even if you have one type of cancer. There is a link between the two diseases. Sometimes they arise independently of each other.
We will look at potential connections between NHL and melanoma in this article.
NHL is a cancer type that usually comes from immune cells in your body known as B cells and T cells. More than 60 different kinds of NHL exist. Doctors usually divide the types into aggressive and indolent (not aggressive).
The outlook for NHL depends on the type a person has.
Melanoma is a cancer type that affects a different part of your body: your skin and specifically the melanocytes that give your skin its color.
Although melanoma is rare (about 4 percent of diagnosed skin cancers), it’s the most aggressive form of skin cancer and accounts for about 75 percent of skin cancer deaths.
NHL can increase your risk of developing other cancer types. Immune system suppression is likely to be a factor in the link between NHL and lymphoma.
Immune system suppression can
The benefits of cancer treatments outweigh the risks of immune system suppression related to The treatment is called Chemo. for NHL. You should talk with your doctor about the risks and not stop taking your medication unless your doctor recommends it.
Can NHL lead to other cancers?
- bladder cancer
- bone cancer.
- colon cancer is a disease.
- head and neck cancers, including those of the lips, salivary glands, tongue, and throat
- “Hodgkin’s disease is a disease.”
- Kaposi sarcoma is a type of cancer.
- There is a cancer of the kidneys.
- Lung cancer is the most common type.
- The cancer of the Thyroid.
“If you have NHL, this doesn’t mean you will get another cancer type.”
Treatments for NHL depend on the type, advanced cancer, and symptoms you are experiencing.
There are other treatments for NHL. These include:
- Stem cell transplants.
- There is a treatment for radiotherapy.
- rare instances of surgery
Surgery is the
You’ll notice immunotherapy is a common treatment for both NHL and melanoma. The medications doctors prescribe to treat each are usually different, but the immunotherapy approach can be common for both cancer types.
Exposure to ultraviolet radiation, such as that from excessive sun exposure, is a major risk factor for melanoma. To
- Refrain from using tanning beds or tanning lamps.
- It is possible to stay in the shade. This will help to limit your exposure to the sun.
- Keep yourself covered with protective clothing, such as a hat, sunglasses, and a shirt.
- Wear sunscreen when going outdoors, even when it’s not sunny.
The outlook for melanoma is strongly related to how much the melanoma has spread. For example, the 5-year relative survival rate for localized melanoma is
However, the 5-year relative survival rate for distant melanoma (which has spread to nearby organs) is 30 percent.
Survival rates and outlook for NHL are a little more difficult to describe because there are so many types. However, the American Cancer Society reports that the 5-year relative survival rate for NHL overall is
Living with NHL and melanoma
Hearing you have another cancer type after you have received a diagnosis of NHL can bring up a lot of emotions. It is a good idea to seek help from loved ones and professionals who have these conditions.
American Cancer Societyoffers support for those with all cancer types, including a 24/7 cancer helpline that provides support when you call 800-227-2345.
- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society offers family support groups. There are more than 130 in the United States.
- The Lymphoma Support Network offers a one-to-one peer support program for lymphoma survivors and caregivers.
- The Skin Cancer Foundation also offers an extensive listing of support for those with skin cancer and their caregivers.
You can also talk with your oncologist about potential local resources and support.
NHL can increase your risk for melanoma and other cancer types. In a study of nearly 16,000 people with NHL, researchers found an estimated 11 percent of participants experienced another cancer type. This number is higher than cancer rates for those without NHL.
While there aren’t occurrence-specific rates for NHL and melanoma, this
Talk to your doctor about how you can reduce your risk of getting melanoma.