Lymphoma is a type of cancer

Lymphoma is known as a cancer that originates in lymphocytes of the human immune system. It usually often in lymph nodes, it is an node enlargement or we could called it tumor.

Lymphoma is a cancer that arises in the lymphatic system disorders. Lymphatic system disorders are a network of small vessels and tissue spaces circulating fluid called lymph throughout the body. Our lymphatic system consists of organs, drums, bone marrow, spleen, tonsils and lymph nodes.

Lymphoma usually originates in lymph nodes located around the body, but they can also develop in lymph tissue that can not be distinguished nodes. When lymphatic cancer is develops in the lymph nodes or lymphatic tissue, the cells in the lymphatic system disorders replicates abnormal.

Lymphomas are grouped into two major categories: Hodgkin's disease (HD) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Hodgkin's disease usually originating nodes, and is often in young adults, whereas non-Hodgkin's disease may spread outside the lymphatic system disorders and occurs most often in middle age and older .. These two main types of lymphoma are divided into different sub-types. Diagnosis of lymphoma is usually made by biopsy of the lymph nodes.

Lymph nodes affected by lymphoma appear clearly enlarged and spoiled. They can be rigid and have the appearance in the same way as meat. In very rare cases are tough and they can show areas of cellular death (necrosis). Patients with lymphoma may have painless swollen lymph nodes in the neck, forearm and / or groin. Some patients, especially those with Hodgkin's disease symptoms are fever, night sweats, malaise, fatigue, weight loss and itchy skin.

Treatment of lymphoma depends on the type of lymphoma diagnosed and on the stage of cancer, location, extent of symptoms and physical condition and health of patients. Radiotherapy is a treatment for patients with both types of lymphoma. Other treatment options include chemotherapy, bone marrow or stem cell transplantation, radio-immunotherapy or biological therapy.



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