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Lymphoma Cancer – Types and Treatments

Lymphoma is a type of cancer that starts in infection-fighting cells of the immune system called lymphocytes. These cells are in the lymph nodes, thymus, bone marrow and other parts of the body.

Types of Lymphoma Cancer

There are 2 most common types of lymphoma cancer.
Hodgkin’s Lymphomas:
The Hodgkin’s lymphomas are a strange type of the disease and are characterized by Reed-Sternberg cells. This type of cancer has a unique property, that it can’t be seen under a microscope.
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas:
Non-Hodgkin’s are the most common of the disease and are not characterized by Reed-Sternberg cells. This type of cancer is based on appearance and can be only seen under a microscope.

Symptoms of Lymphoma Cancer

Some of the common Lymphoma cancer symptoms include:

  • Swollen glands, often in the neck, armpit
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever
  • Night Sweats
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Itching

Lymphoma Cancer treatment and therapy options

Some of the Lymphoma cancer treatment includes:
Chemotherapy
Chemotherapy uses drugs to kill cancer cells.
Radiation therapy
Radiation therapy makes use of high-energy rays to destroy cancer cells.
Immunotherapy
Immunotherapy makes use the body’s immune system to attack cancer cells.

Can Lymphoma Cancer be cured?

For patients with fast-growing lymphomas, the disease can be cured but slow-growing lymphomas can’t be cured but a patient may live for years.

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