About Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma

Lymphoma refers to any cancer that affects lymphocytes, the cells within the lymph system. Lymphocytes are carried through the lymph and travel in and out of the central nervous system. There are various types of lymphoma that may require different kinds of targeted therapy. Primary central nervous system lymphoma refers to a type of cancer that affects lymph tissue in the brain or spinal cord. This form of cancer can start anywhere in the central nervous system, including the layer forming the outer cover of the brain known as the meninges. Primary CNS lymphoma may also begin in the eyes due to their proximity to the brain. This is known as an ocular lymphoma.

Primary CNS lymphoma is an incredibly rare form of cancer with only about 1,500 new patients in the United States diagnosed with this disease per year. While primary central nervous system lymphoma can affect people of any age, it is more common in cancer patients around the age of 60 and older.

Causes and Risk Factors

Cancer is caused by a genetic mutation that contributes to the unregulated and abnormal growth of cells. The cells grow out of control, resulting in the formation of tissue masses known as tumors. These can eventually spread to other parts of the body in a process known as metastasis. The exact cause of this genetic mutation is not known. With primary CNS lymphoma, lymphocytes become malignant and form lymphoma within the central nervous system.

There are various factors that may increase your risk of primary CNS lymphoma. The most significant risk factor is any disease or condition that contributes to a suppressed immune system, including HIV/AIDS or a recent organ transplant. A family history of primary CNS lymphoma may also contribute to an increased risk.

Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Staging

Some of the most common signs and symptoms of primary central nervous system lymphoma include:

  • Seizures
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sudden weakness in the arms and legs
  • Frequent headaches
  • Confusion
  • Double vision
  • Hearing loss

However, these symptoms can be caused by other conditions and may not be indicative of lymphatic cancer. The only way to know for sure that you have primary CNS lymphoma is to get diagnosed by a professional. Diagnosing primary CNS lymphoma starts with a basic physical exam, which may proceed to a neurological exam to test brain, spinal cord, and general nerve function. The doctor may also request an MRI or other imaging tests to determine the formation of a tumor or mass. Your doctor may also take a biopsy of the tumor, which involves taking a tissue sample for testing to determine the presence of cancer cells.

Once your cancer has been diagnosed, your doctor will proceed to the staging phase. Staging involves determining the severity of the cancer, including if it has metastasized. This allows the doctor to plan appropriate cancer treatment options. There is currently no standard staging system for primary CNS lymphoma.

About Alternative/Natural Treatment for Primary CNS Lymphoma

The treatment plan for primary central nervous system lymphoma usually involves radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and steroid therapy. However, these can come with unwanted side effects and weaken your immune system.  For example, chemotherapy drugs and radiation have been known to cause significant weight loss in cancer patients, leaving them weak as they approach the next stage of their treatment plan. Alternative and holistic treatments for primary central nervous system lymphoma can help to support your healing without the negative side effects.

Immunity Therapy Center offers a wide range of alternative treatments and targeted therapy options that are tailored to your specific health needs. Our team works directly with you to learn more about you and foster a positive relationship to support your ongoing wellness and healing. In addition to a unique treatment plan, you may also be eligible to try out one of our clinical trials to target your cancer. To learn more about lymphoma natural treatment and receive your custom cancer treatment plan, contact us today.

Sources:

Therapies we use
November 21, 2019

Dr. Carlos Bautista is a Board Certified Medical Doctor. He received his Medical Degree from Universidad Autónoma de Baja California and has more than 20 years of experience working with Alternative Medicine to treat cancer, autoimmune diseases, chronic degenerative diseases, and infectious diseases. He opened Immunity Therapy Center in 2007 with the goal of providing the highest quality medical care for more than 5,000 patients.

At Immunity Therapy Center, our goal is to provide objective, updated, and research-based information on all health-related topics. This article is based on scientific research and/or other scientific articles. All information has been fact-checked and reviewed by Dr. Carlos Bautista, a Board Certified Medical Doctor at Immunity Therapy Center. All information published on the site must undergo an extensive review process to ensure accuracy. This article contains trusted sources with all references hyperlinked for the reader's visibility.

Customized Care For the Body And The Mind

Discuss Your Custom Alternative Treatment Plan With Our Team Today

Testimonials

Hear from Our Patients

See why the Immunity Therapy Center is a trusted name for medical tourism and cancer treatment centers in Mexico.

Karla Leonard

Karla Leonard, from Riverside, CA, battled Stage IV metastatic breast cancer with unwavering determination. Despite her initial disbelief at her deteriorating health, she found hope in ITC. Choosing ITC for treatment in May 2013, Karla harbored high hopes. She pressed on despite her son’s reservations. From day one, ITC impressed her with excellent service and […]

Read Full Story

Sadie Litosky

Hailing from Calgary, Canada, Sadie Litosky’s life took a turn when she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at just 19 years old. In a few short months, this first-year university student went from having a minor neck lump to facing breathing difficulties and chest pains. Sadie’s mother tirelessly researched treatment options worldwide and […]

Read Full Story

Gabrielle Friscia

Facing Stage III Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Gabrielle Friscia and her family sought comprehensive treatment within their country’s borders. Unfortunately, their search came up short. By chance, it was Gabrielle’s father who discovered the ITC just days after her diagnosis. Initially skeptical about pursuing treatment in Mexico, like any patient, they embarked on this medical journey. The […]

Read Full Story

Troy Clark

Troy Clark was diagnosed with Stage 3 Prostate Cancer back in 2018. After watching his father go through chemo and radiation therapy on three different occasions, Troy wanted to explore other options. Through a referral of a friend, he found Immunity Therapy Center. “Everyone at ITC treats me with the utmost respect. What I get […]

Read Full Story

Debbie Halper

Debbie Halper

“The Immunity Therapy Center Saved My Life and I Hope they Can Help You Too” On March 14th Debbie was diagnosed with a rare type of Ampullary and Liver Cancer. Her doctors told her that her diagnosis was essentially a death sentence. After some extensive research, Debbie discovered ITC online and decided it was worth […]

Read Full Story

Martin Ocegueda

Martin Ocegueda is a resident of Temecula, California. In 2022, he arrived at ITC and was diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. After being told by prior doctors that he only had 3 months to live, Ocegueda knew he needed to seek alternative treatment. His mother referred him to ITC, as his sister received treatment […]

Read Full Story

Clara Kornelsen

Clara Kornelsen

9 years ago Clara Kornelsen came to ITC for treatment after being diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Although she was living in Canada at the time and healthcare was free, she felt it was the right thing to come to ITC for treatment. Today, Clara is “strong and healthy as ever” and thanks Dr. Bautista for […]

Read Full Story

Arthur Rivas

Arthur Rivas, a California resident and Master of Science and Nursing, was diagnosed with Stage 3A Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Arthur, who has spent most of his life caring for others through the field of nursing, never thought he would be the one requiring extensive medical attention. With so much knowledge in the medical field, […]

Read Full Story

Peter Richardson

Peter Richardson

Peter Richardson was having significantly increasing pain in his stomach earlier in February. Following doctors orders for treating constipation, Peter took laxatives and pain killers for 5 months, but nothing was helping. When he went back to the doctor a second time they did a CT scan and found a large mass in his abdomen […]

Read Full Story

Melissa Porter

Melissa Porter

Prior to being diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma, Melissa Porter lead a very healthy lifestyle. While traveling in Costa Rica she found a lump in her right underarm that was found to be Cancerous. When Melissa returned home she researched a variety of alternative treatment options and after being told about Immunity Therapy Center by her […]

Read Full Story

Discuss Your Alternative Cancer Treatment Options

Please fill out this confidential form and your Patient Advocate will contact you promptly to discuss a treatment plan.

We’re Here For You

Enter your email below to discover if Immunity Therapy Center is the right choice for you.