What Is Lymphoma ?
Lymphoma is a cancer that starts in cells that are part of the body's immune system. Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer in which the white blood cells called lymphocytes grow uncontrollably. Lymphocytes are an essential part of the immune system and traverse throughout the body to ward off infections. The lymphatic system carries fluid called lymph and circulates it all over the body, similar to the circulation of blood. This fluid passes through the lymph nodes which are present throughout the body.
Types Of Lymphoma
There are majorly two kinds of lymphoma: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: 95% of lymphoma cases are non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Hodgkin Lymphoma: This is a kind of cancer of the immune system and is detected by the presence of unusually huge B lymphocytes also called Reed-Sternberg cells. In this kind the cancer spreads from one lymph node to the one beside it.
Risk Factors For Lymphoma
Hodgkin Lymphoma risk factors include:
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Risk Factors Include:
Few Signs And Symptoms Of Lymphoma May Include:
How to Diagnose Lymphoma ?
To diagnose lymphoma the following tests would be recommended
Lymphomas are staged from stage I to stageIV
Treatment For Lymphoma
Depending on the type and spread of lymphoma, the treatment plan could include