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Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is cancer which originates in your lymphatic system, which is a significant part of a person immune system. In non-Hodgkins lymphoma, cancer tumor develops from lymphocytes which is a type of white blood cell. There are other types of lymphoma cancer as well but non-Hodgkins is the most common one.
Symptoms of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer
- Swollen lymph nodes in neck, armpits or groin area
- Abdominal pain or swelling
- Chest pain, coughing or trouble in breathing
- Persistent fatigue
- Night Sweats
- And, unexplained weight loss.
Following are some of the methods for the cure for non-Hodgkins lymphoma cancer:
Chemotherapy involves one or multiple medications either in form of an injection or in oral form that kills cancer. Chemotherapy is given in cycles, the stage of cancer determines the number of cycles. Without a doubt, chemotherapy has widely opted as the cure for the cure for non-Hodgkins lymphoma cancer.
High doses of radiation kill cancer cells and also shrink tumors. Usually, patients tend to get tired while getting radiation therapy, this applies to the last stage of cancer patients more.
Stem cell transplant as the cure for Non-Hodgkins lymphoma cancer
Through this procedure, a patient can receive a large amount of chemotherapy or radiation therapy to kill the lymphoma cells that might survive the standard level of therapy. Physicians use this procedure if the lymphoma appears even after the treatment. In stem cell transplant, a new and healthy stem cell is injected into a person body to form a new immune system.
These medications enhance the immune system ability to fight cancer. Rituximab is a drug used to treat B-cell lymphoma. The side-effects of this treatment include flu-like symptoms.
The cure for Non-Hodgkins lymphoma cancer depends on the type of lymphoma, the extent of its spread (cancer stage), and a body response to the treatment. This cancer can be treated but not cured as the most common causes of lymphoma are difficult to avoid.