What is follicular non-Hodgkin lymphoma?
Max is a 60-year-old living in Oklahoma. For the past 27 years, he has been working in the agricultural industry, particularly in the management of soy production. Recently he began to feel weak during work and tired easily. During the night he woke up sweating, and he often felt unusually warm during the day. Max was also surprised that, in spite of eating regularly, his weight was declining and his work pants were now too large for him. Upon physical examination, his nurse practitioner noted his inguinal lymph nodes were swollen although Max said that they were not sore. Subsequent laboratory tests confirmed follicular non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Chemotherapy was immediately initiated.
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1. Max was confused about his diagnosis and asked “what is follicular non-Hodgkin lymphoma?” How would you answer his question?
2. What are the differences between follicular lymphomas and diffuse large B-cell lymphomas?
3. Following the diagnosis, Max had a PET scan and a biopsy of his enlarged lymph nodes to determine what stage he was in. It was determined that Max was in Stage III of follicular non-Hodgkin lymphoma. What does the determination of Stage III follicular lymphoma tell you about the spread of his cancer?
4. Go to the American Cancer Society Website [https://www.cancer.org/cancer/non-hodgkin-lymphoma/causes-risks-prevention/risk-factors.html] and identify the risk factors for non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
5. Based on the case study above, what risk factors does Max specifically have for non-Hodgkin lymphoma?
6. Go to the following YouTube website and view the animated video entitled Non Hodgkin Lymphoma Medical Animation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmEjm0vQgeg Based on the video, what serious condition is a patient with non-Hodgkin lymphoma susceptible to?
-Case Study Assignment Rubric
Case studies are about real life situations. A cases study typically involves a story about a client and their health care situation. This assignment is designed to give you the opportunity to synthesize and apply concepts learned in this and in previous coursework to analyze a real-world scenario.
After the case study story is presented, you will have a series of questions to answer that directly link course concepts to the client’s situation. Each case study is worth 9 points (9% of your grade). The grading rubric is provided below:
Knowledge Application- Application of pathophysiological concepts to the case study.
• 6 Points—Each answer is comprehensive and accurately explains the concepts of pathophysiology at the molecular, cellular and organ level. Each answer clearly demonstrates a depth of subject knowledge in pathophysiology.
• 4 Points—Each answer is complete and explains the pathophysiology at a sufficient level. Some, but not all of the answers demonstrate a depth of subject knowledge in pathophysiology.
• 2 Points–Insufficient, incomplete or inaccurate explanation of concepts of pathophysiology to the case study.
Information Literacy- Referencing style conforms to APA format and references are reputable academic sources.
• 3 Points–An extensive range of recent, applicable scholarly reference material is cited. APA format is exemplary. All sources are accurately documented. Each answer includes a minimum of one citation. A full reference for each citation is listed at the end of the case study.
• 2 Points–A range of recent applicable scholarly reference material is cited. APA format is accurate with minimal mistakes. Most answers include citations and a complete reference for each citation is listed at the end of the case study.
• 1 Point–Insufficient citation of recent, applicable and scholarly reference materials. Some sources are not accurately documented. Reference list is incomplete or missing. Multiple APA errors noted throughout the case study.
Source: Porth’s Pathophysiology, Concepts of Altered Health States 10th edition ISBN:978-1-4963-7755-5
Porth’s Pathophysiology – Chapter 3 (entire chapter)
Porth’s Pathophysiology – Chapter 5 (pages 82-97)
Porth’s Pathophysiology – Chapter 6 (entire chapter)
Porth’s Pathophysiology – Chapter 23 (pages 649-658)
Porth’s Pathophysiology – Chapter 24 (entire chapter)