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Lymphoma

Cancer

What is it? What causes it?


A type of blood cancer that occurs when white blood cells divide faster than normal cells, or live longer than theyre expected to. It takes place in immune system. There are two categories, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) and Hodgkin Lymphoma. NHL is found in lymph tissue, which is found in the spleen and lymph nodes.

How can you get it?


You can possibly develop it if youre overweight, smoke or drink alcohol, work place chemicals, hair dye, have blood cancer, and/or breast feeding.

Symptoms
Swelling of lymph nodes, which may or may not be painless Fever Unexplained weight loss Sweating (often at night) Chills Lack of energy Itching

Diagnosis?
The cancer can move to different parts of your body and to different organs, which makes it easier for doctors to diagnose.

Treatment options:
Some treatment options may involve chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Lymphoma usually reacts well to these treatments.

Prognosis:
Relatively long-term survival. 50-80% of patients survived over 10 years. In aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) the 5-year survival rate is between 26-73%.

Prevention:
If you have blood cancer you have a high risk of getting this cancer. There is no real way to prevent it, but if you have immune deficiency, you can have a risk of getting it.

When was lymphoma cancer discovered?

The dates have been modified many times due to changes.

Resemblance?
Most lymphoma cancers look the same and have the same symptoms such as Tcell and B-cell NHL. You can only tell which type the cancer is when you look under a microscope.

12 facts about Lymphoma


Non- Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Since the 1970s, the amount of people with NHL has doubled. All forms of NHL are treatable and most are curable.
NHL is usually treated with chemotherapy, biologic therapy and/or radiation therapy. In some types of NHL a stem cell transplant may be part of treatment. Depending on your cancer and overall health, you might receive only one of these treatments or several in combination.

Hodgkin Lymphoma Both


The most common symptom of lymphoma is painless enlargement of one or more lymph nodes. in over two-thirds of persons with lymphoma, visible enlargement of lymph nodes is the symptom that sends people to the doctor.

Hodgkins is now usually treated with chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy, either alone or together
First described by Dr. Thomas Hodgkin in 1832, Hodgkins lymphoma was incurable until radiation therapy began to cure patients fifty years ago.
According to the American Cancer Society, 9,290 people will be diagnosed with Hodgkins in the United States in 2013. Hodgkins is very treatable and often curable; 80 percent of patients with Hodgkins live longer than 10 years after diagnosis.

Both are cancer.


Both can be deadly.

NHL is eight times more common than Hodgkins lymphoma. The American Cancer Society expects that 69,740 people will be diagnosed with the disease in 2013.

Hodgkins lymphoma (or Hodgkins disease) most often begins in the larger, more central lymph nodes of the body- those along the largest blood vessels of the neck, central chest, abdomen along the spine, and armpit and groin areas where the vessels return from the arms and legs.

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