Lymphoma is the name of a common type of blood cancer which affects the lymphatic system especially the lymphocytes and lymph nodes. Lymphoma can be broadly classified into two categories based on the microscopic differentiation of the manifestation of the tumor associated with lymphoma. They are Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL) and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL). Lymphocyte is a type of white blood cell which is an important part of our immune system. When these lymphocytes start growing uncontrollably it can be considered as the starting point of lymphoma. Cancerous lymphocytes travel to many parts of the body which includes spleen, lymph nodes, bone marrow, other organs and form tumors there which, in course of time, becomes cancer.
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma originates in the lymphatic system. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a group of closely related cancers with similar symptoms. The main components in this group are B – cell lymphoma and T – cell lymphoma. T-cell lymphomas originate from abnormal T lymphocytes and B – cell lymphoma originates from abnormal B lymphocytes. 85 % of lymphomas are B cell lymphomas and the r-e+maining 15 % are T cell lymphomas. When Reed-Sternberg cells are present in the lymphoma tumor it is called HL and others are generally called NHL. NHL constitute majority of Lymphomas.
Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL)
Hodgkin lymphoma is the cancer of the lymphatic system. Hodgkin lymphoma is generally found in teens and young people in the age group of 20 to 35. Hodgkin lymphoma shows Reed-Sternberg cells during microscopic examination of the HL tumor.
Generally Known Causes of Lymphoma
The exact cause of lymphoma is not known to the present medical science. The general ostensible conditions which can increase the risk of lymphoma development are detailed below:
- Exposure to chemicals, pesticides or fertilizers for prolonged period
- Hereditary tendency from a family history of lymphoma
- Person who suffer from autoimmune diseases
- Person who have undergone organ transplantation
- AIDs patients and patients suffering from infection of viruses like Epstein-Barr or certain bacteria such as
- Exposure to chemotherapy and radiation therapy
- Exposure to chemicals like benzene
- Intake of corticosteroids
- Overweight or obesity
Dynamic Science (DS) Based Causes of Lymphoma
Material philosophy based present science identifies that there are mutations or epigenetic changes happen in the genetic level with deranged DNA expression that leads to the development of Cancer. Dynamic Science which explains how mind, vital force (soul) and DNA are interconnected, reveals that our mind regulates the DNA with finality, though there are influences on DNA from the outside energy sources and also from the bio-chemical changes that happen in the physical body. But all DNA changes are ultimately under regulatory control of the mental thoughts. Through our researches based on DSA, we identify different mental and emotional thought processes that constructively and destructively influence the DNA structure. We identify that naturally positive, happy, comfortable, peaceful and pure mental emotional state constructively or curatively modify the DNA whereas negative, unnatural, pessimistic, fearful, destructive mental and emotional states derange the DNA to express itself to an unhealthy plane. Also each thought is connected to a functional system and/or organ of the body. In this connection we identified that consistent negativity with extreme stiffness and rigidity of mind are the important mental emotional states that lead to the development of lymphomas. It is still an ongoing research and development activity and a new direction of scientific observation which can make the future of Medical Science and a new methodology of treatment. Please click here to know more about Dynamic Science.
Symptoms of Lymphoma
The following are important signs and symptoms of lymphoma.
- Swelling of lymph nodes which is often painless
- Unexplained weight loss
- Loss of energy and fatigue
- Night sweats
Diagnosis of Lymphoma
Diagnosis of lymphoma includes the following examinations:
- Physical examination: The doctor will be physically examining the patient to identify the enlargement of the lymph node/s.
- Blood tests: The doctor may advice blood examination to see the complete blood count including the peripheral blood smear. The complete blood chemistry also will reveal the complete status of functioning of the body.
- Imaging tests: Imaging tests such as X-ray, ultrasound. CT scan, MRI scan, PET scan, etc. are done to identify, locate and to understand the size, shape, etc. of the tumor growth.
- Biopsy studies: We at SGHHCC and SGCCRC appreciate the excisional biopsy with the complete removal of the enlarged suspicious lymph node and doing the cytology study through microscopic examination.
- Cytogenetic studies: This can be done to study the presence of abnormal chromosomes in the nucleus of the affected lymph nodes.
- Molecular genetic tests: These tests include florescent in situ hybridization (FISH), polymerase chain reaction (PCR), etc. to study changes in the genes and chromosomes which cannot be studied with microscope
Dynamic Scientific Approach (DSA) Treatment for Lymphoma
At St. George Holistic Health Care Center and St. George Cancer Care and Research Center we follow Dynamic Scientific Approach (DSA), a natural and holistic treatment for cancer, based on the newly invented science propounded by our founder director Dr. Shaji Varghese Kudiyat named Dynamic Science (DS). This science explains the relationship between the body, mind and the vital force (soul) that together creates and maintains the living phenomena. This science explains how genetic mutations and epigenetic changes take place leading to changes in the DNA expressions, in a holistic way. This also points out that the mental and emotional forces can influence vital force (soul) which in turn can influence the genetic structure and produce curative or healthy and destructive or unhealthy genetic changes in the DNA.
Our treatment of cancer begins with a group counseling session in which the patient and his / her family need to take part, which will make them aware about how cancer develops and the causes of the disease in a holistic perspective. The group counseling is done either directly at our center or through online video consultation. DSA believes that knowing the cause of the disease and understanding how it develops is the first step towards the curing process, because the realization of the truth can set us free. After the group counseling, the patient and his family members gather the confidence and courage to go through the healing process. Our approach utilizes the use of natural holistic techniques, methods and medicines – which includes the use of natural homeopathic medicines; surgery (if required); mental and spiritual transformation and healing practices like counseling, yoga, meditation, music therapy, dance therapy, massage, etc. and food management. Eventually, the patient gets cured completely and he or she enjoys a new rejuvenated life. Click here to know more about Dynamic Scientific Approach.
Homeopathic Treatment for Lymphoma
Homeopathy is a medical treatment system, which was, introduced during eighteenth century by a famous German physician named Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. This system of medicine follows a holistic approach and tries to harness the self-healing capacity of human body, thus rejuvenating the patient by bringing purity to the vital force. The cardinal principle of homeopathy is ‘Similia SImilibus Curentur’ meaning ‘let like be cured by like.’ The supremacy of homeopathy in eighteenth and nineteenth centuries were written in golden letters in the history of medical science. Our founder director Dr. Shaji Varghese Kudiyat is a world renowned homeopathic physician and researcher with more than two decades of experience as a practicing physician engaged in cancer treatment. Dr. Kudiyat has written a book named ‘Homeopathic Medicine, An Unavoidable Medical Revolution’ and regularly presents scientific papers in International Medical Conferences. Dr. Kudiyat also scientifically explains the billion dollar question of how homeopathic medicine works through the hypotheses of Dynamic Science. All our patients get the unique opportunity to be treated by Dr. Kudiyat whose patient specific analysis of the situation and interpretations are unique and greatly beneficial to the patient and the entire family members. Click here to know more about Dr. Shaji Varghese Kudiyat and click here to know more about homeopathic treatment.