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Question Most common cause of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

here's whats bugging me!

According to Goljan, MCC of Non Hodgkins Lymphoma is Follicular Lymphoma!
but according to FA its Diffuse Large B cell lymphoma

so i Googled it, and it says Follicular Lymphoma is MCC of Indolent Lymphoma ( ie slow growing).. while Diffuse Large B cell Lymphoma is the MCC of NHL!

so what do u guys have to say on that?!
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Hey shyangel 18,
That confused me as well. So thats what I decided: Follicular NHL progresses in half of the cases to a diffuse NHL. Meaning that both have kind of a high incidence, but I guess there are more Follicular NHL and then second. diffuse NHL. What do u think?
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in my FA 2010 it says that follicular lymphoma is the most common
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My FA 2011 also says Diffuse Large B-Cell lymphoma is the most common NHL.
BRS, Robins and Goljan all say Follicular is the most common.
I dont know but I would go with Follicular
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Diffuse Large B cell lymphoma is most common type of NHL as it accounts for 2/5 of the cases however follicular NHL accounts for 1/3 of the cases.
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thanku guys!!
so ya m supposing Diffuse Large B cell Lymphoma!!
or else m hoping they hav either of them in the choice. not both!
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kaplan and goljan most common FORM of non-hodgkins lymphoma is follicular (small cleaved B cell) lymphoma in USA, which is one of non-hodgkins lymphoma types , not a cause for it.
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guys uworld says tht MCC of NHL is follicular...
I think uworld is more authentic.
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guys, whats the most common non hodgkin's lymphoma?? Goljan says its follicular lymphoma but according to FA, its diffuse large b cell lymphoma??
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IM pretty sure its follicular, I remember seeing thatboth on goljan (as you said) and in the Qbanks
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In Adults, Diffuse Large B Cell lymphoma,

In Kids, I think its Burkitt's lymphoma.
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In Adults, Diffuse Large B Cell lymphoma,

In Kids, I think its Burkitt's lymphoma.
Seriously, in kaplan lecture notes, Goljan, BRS patho, Internet, Kaplan live lectures like some people have said and even first aid 2010 it is FOLLICULAR lymphoma, even in Mexican epidemiology and spanish epidemiology they say and put follicular lymphoma... Diffuse B cell is slightly less common
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Both Follicular and Diffuse Large B cell lymphomas are the most FR. But it makes no difference, you can ID the differences in the vignette. They won't ask you Which is the most Frequent Non Hodkins lymphoma. Remember Goljan's info is not updated. Always go with the most updated information, and that could probably be FA or the Qbank (online)
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Both Follicular and Diffuse Large B cell lymphomas are the most FR. But it makes no difference, you can ID the differences in the vignette. They won't ask you Which is the most Frequent Non Hodkins lymphoma. Remember Goljan's info is not updated. Always go with the most updated information, and that could probably be FA or the Qbank (online)
Yes you are right, but in Uworld and Kaplan they put follicular lymphoma as the most common, in fact i dont even recall having a question where Diffuse Large B cell lymphoma was an option.. it was always a distractor, Follicular lymphoma was asked either by putting the BCL-2 gene, asking for its function or putting a slide like you said, thats why follicular is being given more weight in both Qbanks and other information I have personally read, however I may be wrong but I try to be as informed as possible before talking
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Yes you are right, but in Uworld and Kaplan they put follicular lymphoma as the most common, in fact i dont even recall having a question where Diffuse Large B cell lymphoma was an option.. it was always a distractor, Follicular lymphoma was asked either by putting the BCL-2 gene, asking for its function or putting a slide like you said, thats why follicular is being given more weight in both Qbanks and other information I have personally read, however I may be wrong but I try to be as informed as possible before talking
Really? put your facts together.

Goljan:
You are quoting Goljan, check page 242
Diffuse Large B Cell lymphoma 50% NHL
Follicular lymphoma 40% NHL

First Aid 2011, not 2010 as you say:
Most Common Adult NHL Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma

Like you said, i like to be informed as possible, before talking.
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Really? put your facts together.

Goljan:
You are quoting Goljan, check page 242
Diffuse Large B Cell lymphoma 50% NHL
Follicular lymphoma 40% NHL

First Aid 2011, not 2010 as you say:
Most Common Adult NHL Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma

Like you said, i like to be informed as possible, before talking.
I wont start a flame war with you but I go for what I have read and in the exam I would put follicular Lymphoma, also some have said that kaplan asked students to correct the error and put follicular lymphoma, but you can go ahead and stick with you "updated information" im done with you

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i wont start a flame war with you but where did I say the first aid 2011 version? If you have any spare time try to look for goljan ERRATA and you will se that he says that it is follicular lymphoma, First aid 2011 ERRATA ALSO says its follicular eventho they put it on their 2011 version. Yup K thx have a nice day
http://firstaidteam.com/wp-content/u...ata-110817.pdf
Official First Aid 2011 errata, doesn't say that.

http://www.healthsciences.okstate.ed...Pathology.docx

FYI i have the revised 3rd edition of goljan.

Doubled checked, the info i gave is correct.

Please share with us the errata you found. Maybe i don't have the correct info.
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http://firstaidteam.com/wp-content/u...ata-110817.pdf
Official First Aid 2011 errata, doesn't say that.

http://www.healthsciences.okstate.ed...Pathology.docx

FYI i have the revised 3rd edition of goljan.

Doubled checked, the info i gave is correct.

Please share with us the errata you found. Maybe i don't have the correct info.
I could have sworn it was follicular as i have other info with me, but ill accept that i was wrong and you were correct, guys put Diffuse B lymphoma as your answer
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I could have sworn it was follicular as i have other info with me, but ill accept that i was wrong and you were correct, guys put Diffuse B lymphoma as your answer
Thanks and good luck
Hey man, this is not a competition, and neither a fight. Follicular lymphoma has the highest prevalence in the USA if you check Kaplan lecture notes.

Goljan and FA say Diffuse Lymphoma have the highest prevalence. But they don't specify if its global or USA. When it comes to lymphomas the vignett might say Africa, and you would probably answer Burkitt's, but as i said before, it really doen't matter because there will be something in the question that will give you the answer, not just the prevalence.

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Hey man, this is not a competition, and neither a fight. Follicular lymphoma has the highest prevalence in the USA if you check Kaplan lecture notes.

Goljan and FA say Diffuse Lymphoma have the highest prevalence. But they don't specify if its global or USA. When it comes to lymphomas the vignett might say Africa, and you would probably answer Burkitt's, but as i said before, it really doen't matter because there will be something in the question that will give you the answer, not just the prevalence.

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Yeah but the problem arises if the question doesnt say africa and just puts a vignette, I have done Uworld and they give a lot of weight to follicular lymphoma, mostly because it has its own gene that is affected and at the top of my head there wasnt a question involving diffuse lymphoma as the correct answer, and yes in kaplan lecture notes they say its follicular, there is another topic in this forum in which they have the same debate and the consensus agreed that it was follicular lymphoma (the thread was from last year) i also think that Uworld puts follicular lymphoma as the most common.
I did wrong at attacking you and talking out of my ass i can get carried along sometimes and i apologize

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Yeah but the problem arises if the question doesnt say africa and just puts a vignette, I have done Uworld and they give a lot of weight to follicular lymphoma, mostly because it has its own gene that is affected and at the top of my head there wasnt a question involving diffuse lymphoma as the correct answer, and yes in kaplan lecture notes they say its follicular, there is another topic in this forum in which they have the same debate and the consensus agreed that it was follicular lymphoma (the thread was from last year) i also think that Uworld puts follicular lymphoma as the most common.
I did wrong at attacking you and talking out of my ass i can get carried along sometimes and i apologize
No hard feelings man, we're all under a lot of stress here. Yeah, i could imagine that the USMLE will focus more on Follicular lymphoma because of the translocation 14,18. They have more distractors for the questions. Have a nice day man, and i also apologize.
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guys, whats the most common non hodgkin's lymphoma?? Goljan says its follicular lymphoma but according to FA, its diffuse large b cell lymphoma??
Was revising this topic earlier today, it says follicular lymphoma is the most common indolent NHL and the second most common out of all the NHL.

Hope this clears things up a bit.
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Correct answer : Large B cell lymphoma

Source : latest published statistics of American Cancer society
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uworld says

Follicular. PERIOD
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Follicular. PERIOD
At the risk of being blasphemous, I think we need to wonder- can UWorld be wrong?
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FA 2014 STILLS sustains diffuse b cell lymphoma as the MC NHL
and uworld STILL sustains MC is FOLLICULAR.

GOLJANS says DIFFUSE 50% adult patients of NHL
and FOLLICULAR 40% adult patients of NHL.
so tight numbers there.

i guess we should go with FA and Goljan, and if diffuse is not in the options go with FOLLICULAR.

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FA 2014 STILLS sustains diffuse b cell lymphoma as the MC NHL
and uworld STILL sustains MC is FOLLICULAR.

GOLJANS says DIFFUSE 50% adult patients of NHL
and FOLLICULAR 40% adult patients of NHL.
so tight numbers there.

i guess we should go with FA and Goljan, and if diffuse is not in the options go with FOLLICULAR.

any opinions guys?
what does pathoma say?
Pathoma also says that diffuse B-cell lymphoma is the most common type of NHL.
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I think i remember reading somewhere or heard in panthoma videos that Follicular lymphoma can progress to diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
So it would make sense that follicular lymphoma is the most common and diffuse large b-cell are most common.
Correct if im wrong.
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