Asked on 20th Aug, 2022

Hi, my friend has diffuse B cell lymphoma in the small intestine. Which is the best chemotherapy or surgery for the same?

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Dr. Sanchayan Mandal

Medical Oncologist

17 years of experience

Answered on 22nd April 2023

hi I'm medical oncologist from Kolkata 
DLBCL needs to be stage first 
we do petct scan and bone marrow if suspicious 
chemo and targeted therapy is treatment 
surgery have no role apart from biopsy 
if need help whatspp me 9804345392 
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Dr. Babita Goel

General Physician

24 years of experience

Answered on 21st January 2020

The gastrointestinal tract is the most common site of extranodal involvement for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL),but there is deficit of enough study in such cases therefore the best combination of treatment is subject of discussion. Currently, a combination of surgery followed chemotherapy is considered primarily because the preoperative diagnosis is difficult and risk of complications requiring surgery is quite high during chemotherapy. As per studies surgery plus chemotherapy was associated with a lower rate of relapse than chemotherapy. But the decision should be made by the treating clinician only as he is evaluating the case. Consult an oncologist - Best Oncologist In India. Hope our answer helps you.

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