Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer that occurs when B or T lymphocytes- the white blood cells that form a part of the immune system begin behaving abnormally.
Lymphoma presents with certain non-specific symptoms which includeSwelling of lymph nodes - It is the primary presentation in lymphoma.FeverNight sweatsWeight lossLoss of appetite or anorexiaFatigueRespiratory distress or dyspnoeaItching.
Blood work include
CBC which shows high WBC count,High lymphocyte count
ESR can be raised however it is non specific.
Lactate dehydrogenase [LDH]) can be elevated.
Liver function test,Renal function test should be done to rule out metastasis.
Gold standard investigation to rule out Lymphoma is FNAC and biopsy.
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If Lymphoma has diagnosed then further X-rays,CTscans,MRI,Lymphangiogram,Gallium scan,PET scans can be advised to rule out metastasis(cancer spread to various organs).
A referral to oncologist should be considered as well.
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what about a ferretin level of 545 with a saturation of 16.9 also lymphocytes were low 17.9. RBC borderline high, liver and kidney function normal, MRI normal except for sligtly enlarged fatty liver non alcholic. IBS type symptoms. small nodes on side of jaw moveable just slightly irratated
Thanks for the follow-up.
Serum Ferritin may be elevated in any condition that causes inflammation in the body, this could be by an inflammatory condition or infection,Hepatitis,Iron overload or malignancy.
Your lymphocyte count is slightly low and can be caused due to viral infection.
As your liver function test is normal so slightly enlarged fatty liver can be reversible in next few weeks to months.
However you need to avoid alcohol,fat rich diet.
Chances of lymphoma are less in your case.
Swollen lymph nodes under the jaw can be associated with recent infection which can subside by their own when infection resolves.
Otherwise,it's good to see your family doctor for a clinical corelation.