HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINES FOR HODGKIN'S LYMPHOMA
Hodgkin's lymphoma — formerly known as Hodgkin's disease — is a cancer of the lymphatic system, which is part of your immune system.
In Hodgkin's lymphoma, cells in the lymphatic system grow abnormally and may spread beyond the lymphatic system. As Hodgkin's lymphoma progresses, it compromises your body's ability to fight infection.
Hodgkin's lymphoma is one of two common types of cancers of the lymphatic system. The other type, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, is far more common.
Advances in diagnosis and treatment of Hodgkin's lymphoma have helped give people with this diagnosis the chance for a full recovery. The prognosis continues to improve for people with Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Causes- It's not clear what causes Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Doctors know that most Hodgkin's lymphoma occurs when an infection-fighting cell called a B cell develops a mutation in its DNA. The mutation tells the cells to divide rapidly and to continue living when a healthy cell would die. The mutation causes a large number of oversized, abnormal B cells to accumulate in the lymphatic system, where they crowd out healthy cells and cause the signs and symptoms of Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Various types of Hodgkin's lymphoma exist. The type is based on the types of cells involved in your disease and their behavior. Your type determines your treatment options.
Classical Hodgkin's lymphoma
Classical Hodgkin's lymphoma is the more common type of this disease. It can be broken down further into subtypes. People diagnosed with classical Hodgkin's lymphoma have large, abnormal cells called Reed-Sternberg cells in their lymph nodes.
Subtypes of classical Hodgkin's lymphoma include:Nodular sclerosis Hodgkin's lymphoma, Mixed cellularity Hodgkin's lymphoma, Lymphocyte-depleted Hodgkin's lymphoma, Lymphocyte-rich classical Hodgkin's lymphoma
Lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin's lymphoma
This much rarer type of Hodgkin's lymphoma involves large, abnormal cells that are sometimes called popcorn cells because of their appearance. Treatment may be different from the classical type. People with this type of Hodgkin's lymphoma may have a better chance of a cure when the disease is diagnosed at an early stage.
Symptoms- Hodgkin's lymphoma signs and symptoms may include:Painless swelling of lymph nodes in your neck, armpits or groin, Persistent fatigue, Fever and chills,Night sweats,Unexplained weight loss — as much as 10 percent or more of your body weight,Loss of appetite,Itching,Increased sensitivity to the effects of alcohol or pain in your lymph nodes after drinking alcohol
ARSENICUM ALB 30- Gradual unexplained loss of weight and debility. It will maintain the system affected by the hodgkin’s disease and in most cases does not allowe the disease to progress. Restlessness , afternoon and midnight aggravation
ARSENIC IODIDE 3X- It covers symptoms like debility , watery diarrhea , recurrent fever, drenching night sweats , chilliness etc
CALCAREA CARB 30- Enlargement of lymphatic glands, especially the cervical glands
CEANOTHUS Q- Specific for enlargement of spleen in anemia
CHINA 30- Periodicity of fever and chill with enlargement of spleen. Change in bowel habits. Hot and dry skin
CORYDALIS FORMOSA Q- In advanced cases of swollen lymphatic glands . There are dry scaly scabs on the face and there are symptoms of ill state of health as in case of old persons . Give 20 drops three times daily
ECINACEA Q- To ease pain in last stages of cancers. It has a positive action on the immune system and helps production and increase of healthy white cells
FERRUM PHOS 3X- Anemia and general debility
HIPPOZAENINUM 30- Cancer of lymphatic system.Swollen nodules in armpits and arms
IODUM 3X- Cancer of lymphatic system with enlarged lymphatic glands. It arouses the defensive apparatus of the system to modify and clear leucocytes which are not normal. There is a very good appetite but inspite of it the patient gets thin and emaciated
LAPIS ALBUM 6- Enlargement and induration of glands of the neck, spleen etc. The hardness is not much but glands retain certain amounts elasticity
MERCURIUS SOL 2X- This remedy affects all the lymphatic system with all the membranes and glands, internal organs bones etc. It’s use produces good results provided the prescription is guided according to the symptoms of the remedy
NATRUM MUR 30- When the complexion is pale, earthy. Skin greasy. Anemia and chilliness, cold feet and chills down the back
NATRUM SULPH 6X- Liver enlarged. The patient cannot bear tight clothing around waist. Early morning diarrhea. Great size of the stool.Swelling of axillary glands , suits severe cases
SCROPHULARIA MARYLANDICA Q- Cancer of the lymphatic system in advanced stages when there are lumps in the neck and axilla. In such cases , it is an excellent remedy.