NK/T cell Lymphoma in nose is a rare and aggressive type of non Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) which can start in T cells but develops mainly in natural killer (NK) cells. It is a unique tumor . This lesion causes local destruction of the cartilage ,bone and soft tissues.It occurs in two forms: Extranodal NK/T cell Lymphoma (outside the lymph node or glands) , nasal – type - mostly in the nose and Aggressive NK cell Leukeamia.

NK/T cell Lymphoma in nose mostly affects men around the age of 50 to 60 years. It is more common in Asia, Central American and South America .  It is associated with Epstein Barr virus which is found in the blood of the affected person. It occurs in upper aerodigestive tract .It is called Extra nodal because it develops in organs or tissues other than the lymph nodes. It may also affect skin, soft tissues, kidneys, testicles, brain or spinal cord, salivary gland, eyes, respiratory tract, Gastrointestinal tract and adrenal glands.

The patients having lymphoma in the nasal area are considered to be in early stage of the disease while the ones who have lymphoma in the other organs are considered to be in the advanced stage of the disease.

Symptoms of NK/T Cell Lymphoma

NK/T cell Lymphoma leads to development of a destructive mass inside the nose or the sinuses around the nose. The most common symptoms include:

  • Swelling of the face

  • Nasal congestion or blocked nose along with bleeding and discharge

  • Sinus pains, headaches

  • Weepy or watery eyes and visual changes

  • Fever which is mostly unexplained

  • Unintentional weight loss which could be possibly due to problem in swallowing

  • Night sweating

  • Problems with teeth and fowl smelling breath

  • Immune system dysfunctioning

  • In case of NK/T cell lymphoma developing into hemophagocytic syndrome the patient experiences a larger size liver and spleen and decrease in RBC's, WBC's and platelet count. Anemia is only seen in advanced cases.

Diagnoses of NK/T Cell Lymphoma

CT- PET scan and Bone marrow biopsy are done to diagnose and confirm NK/T cell Lymphoma. It is difficult to diagnose as symptoms mislead the physicians in most cases. A complete blood test is done. NK/T cell lymphoma is differentiated by detecting the type of proteins expressed on the surface of the cancer cell and by the way they look under a microscope when examined by a pathologist.

Treatment of NK/T Cell Lymphoma

The treatment mainly involves radiotherapy and chemotherapy.Planet Ayurveda, offers a complete and effective Ayurvedic treatment for NK/T cell Lymphoma . All products offered by Planet Ayurveda are safe to use as they are free from any known significant side effects. The products are manufactured using standardized extract of pure herbs and are free from any chemicals, binders, fillers, preservatives. The products include :

1) Kachnaar Guggul

This herbal product is prepared from herbs like amalaka, haritaki, bibhitaki, shunthi, marich, pippali , varuna and  kachnar bark. The combined formulation has anti inflammatory and anti cancerous properties . This medicine helps in reducing the size of cysts or tumors , and is useful in treating all kinds of  blockages. The herbs in this product are known to detoxify the body , remove excessive heat from the body  , maintain proper bladder functioning and help in dementia.The recommended dosage for Kanchnaar Guggul is 2 tablet two times a day with plain water after meals.

2) Graviola Capsules

These capsules are prepared using the herbal extract named Graviola. It is known that the sour sop or the fruit from the graviola tress is a miraculous and natural cancer cell killer and is even more effective then chemotherapy. The herb is packed with properties like antibacterial, anti viral, anti cancer, anti parasitic, antimalarial, anti inflammatory, analgesic etc.

The recommended dosage for Graviola capsules is 2 capsules twice a day with plain water .

3) Curcumin Capsules

This product is prepared from turmeric which is the main active compound of the rhizomatous herbs of Turmeric. The medicine is highly beneficial in reducing any kind of inflammation and swellings. It helps in reducing joint stiffness, treat muscle aches , manage allergies , fight recurrent infections and also treats musculoskeletal diseases. The medicine is comparable to steroids and analgesics. These capsules contain the most purified and standardized extracts of Turmeric to give maximum benefits in NT/K Cell Lymphoma treatment.

The recommended dosage for Curcumin Capsules is 2 capsules two times a day with plain water after meals.

4) Giloy Capsules

These capsules are made from the standardized extract of herb called Giloy or Tinospora Cordifolia. The herb is known for its anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, analgesic and blood purifying properties. The herb is known as AMRIT in Ayurveda because of its medicinal benefits.

The recommended dosage of Giloy Capsules is 1 capsule two times a day with plain water.

5) Immune Booster Capsules

As the name suggests the capsules are prepared using herbs that help in boosting the immunity of the body thereby preventing infections and immunity disorders. The product is prepared using grape seeds, go-piyush, bhumi amla and amalaka. All the herbs together work towards enhancing the immune system .

The recommended dosage for Immune Booster Capsules is 2 capsules twice a day with plain water preferably after meals.

6) Swaran Vasant Malti Ras

The product is a herbal mineral formulation using ingredients like gold bhasma, pearl bhasma, purified cinnabar, black pepper, kharpara, purified mercury, purified Sulphur, trikatu, copper bhasma, iron bhasma. The medicine is very useful in managing symptoms of NK/T cell Lyphoma like fever and pain.

The recommended dosage for Swaran Vasant Malti Ras is 2 tablets twice a day after meals  along with honey.

The Recommended Diet for NK/T Cell Lymphoma

  • A well balanced diet rich in carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamin, minerals and fiber is recommended.

  • Exercise and Yoga are also helpful in managing the symptoms.

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Vikram Chauhan, MD - AYURVEDA is an expert Ayurvedic practitioner based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. For more info visit our website: http://www.planetayurveda.com