567392 tn?1216751526

My mom was just diagnosed with lymphoma.

My mom was diagnosed with lymphoma of her stomach.  The lining of her stomach is surrounded by malignant tumors.  Her doctors are trying different rounds of meds. One is called Prev Pak.  She has to take this for 2 weeks and then she is going back to the doctor to see if there is a change int he tumors.  If not, then she will have to do chemo.  My question is... how is this medicine suppose to work.  I have researched Prev Pak and have'nt found much info.She isn't having any side effects from it and now I am worried that it isn't working.  She also has congenital heart failure, but is only 70 years old.  Please tell me anything that can help soothe my fears of looisng my mom to this.

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563773 tn?1374246539

How are you?

The doctors are right in prescribing Prev Pak to your mother who is suffering from lymphoma stomach.

Majority of these lymphomas are derived from mucosa associated lymphoid tissue (MALToma).These lymphomas develop from Helicobacter pylori-chronic gastritis, to low-grade and high-grade lymphoma.

Low-grade gastric MALT lymphoma can be cured by eradication of Helicobacter pylori; but radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy and/or surgery are the major methods of treatment for high grade MALT lymphomas. Complete regression of these lymphomas can only be studied after 1-2 mths of prev pak therapy for the eradication of H.Pylori.

Prev-Pac is the trade name for a packet containing three different drugs. They are Lansoprazole, Amoxycillin and Clarithromycin. These drugs are taken for 14 days to treat the stomach infection, Helicobacter pylori.

So the clear cut picture of whether the lymphoma is responding to the treatment or not can be obtained after 2 weeks.

If you need any more information then we are there to help you out.

Pls do keep us posted.
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Hi!! I just read your post-------but, now see it was back in July 2008---------i was wondering how is your Mom doing now???  I have similiar situation---and concerned about--what happens next--i did take the Prevpack------no side effects---------i have no GI problems at all since the beginning------------but, they said i have malt lymphoma.........

So, hope your mom is doing good... take care. Hugs, Sunflowers
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