Lymphoma Cancer and Its Types

Types of Lymphoma Cancer

Lymphoma are of many types but the most common are Hodgkins Lymphoma and Non Hodgkins Lymphoma.

Hodgkin Lymphoma

Hodgkin lymphoma, is a cancer of the lymphoid system. The lymphoid system is made up of various tissues and organs, including the lymph nodes, tonsils, bone marrow, spleen, and thymus.

These organs produce, store and carry white blood cells to fight infection and disease. It is rare type of cancer considered rare before the age of five.

Hodgkin lymphoma is the most common cancer of teenagers and young adults (age 15-19) group.

Signs and Symptoms of Hodgkin lymphoma

Lymphadenopathy (swelling of the lymph nodes). Swollen lymph nodes are a common symptom of colds, flu, but in Hodgkin lymphoma, the lymph nodes may be larger than those that occur with common infections, and they do not shrink when treated with  antibiotics.

The swollen lymph nodes are usually found in the neck or above the collarbone, and less commonly under the arms or in the groin. The lymph nodes are usually painless, firm, rubbery, and movable in the surrounding tissue.

The generalized symptoms of lymphoma include:

  • Poor appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Night sweats
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Sense of ill-feeling
  • Itching (pruritus).

Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment:

Treatment for Hodgkin Lymphoma include:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Stem Cell Transplant.

Next Article: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)

 

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