Lymphoma is a malignant tumor of the lymphatic tissue and its cells (lymph nodes). It is a type of cancer that attacks the immune system. The condition targets particularly immune cells named lymphocytes that are among the white blood cells. There are two types, the Hodgkin’s lymphoma and the non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Hodgkin’s lymphoma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma are the two types of malignant diseases of the lymphatic system, collectively called lymphoma. Uncontrolled cell reproduction of the lymphatic system (T- or B-cells) occurs. Both groups are categorised into 4 stages that differentiate in whether they are affecting the lymph node regions (stage I-III) or affecting other tissue but the lymphatic tissue (stage IV). The therapy depends on the current stage.
The main symptom is the swelling of affected lymph node regions, accompanied by rather unspecific general symptoms, such as fever, loss of weight, a general reduced resilience and tiredness. Liver and spleen can swell. Neurological dysfunctions (changes in consciousness, vertigo, paralysis, lack of sensitivity) may occur, as well as hormonal dysfunctions. Depending on the stage, other, not lymphatic tissues can be affected and cause symptoms (e.g. bone pain, lung infestation).
In the event of a suspected lymphoma, diagnose will be made with a biopsy and microscopically examination. This is followed by a so-called staging, where the patient will be examined from head to toe to determine the stage of the disease that will be crucial for the course of treatment. A lymphoma is always treated with a combination of chemo- and radio-therapy. Type and duration of chemo- or radio-therapy are decided based on its stage. While the Hodgkin-lymphoma have a comparably good prognosis, for the non-Hodgkin-lymphoma the prognosis strongly depends on which type of lymphoma, how aggressive it is and how advanced the condition is.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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