Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system, which is part of the body's germ-fighting network.
There are two main types of lymphoma : Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Within these, there are many subtypes.
What lymphoma Treatment is best for you depends on your lymphoma type and its severity. Lymphoma Treatment may involve Chemotherapy, Immunotherapy Medications, Radiation Therapy, a bone marrow transplant or some combination of these.
Signs and Symptoms of Lymphoma may include :
Painless swelling of lymph nodes in your neck, armpits or groin
Weight Loss and Reduced Appetite
Shortness of Breath
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Risk Factors :
Your Age : Some types of lymphoma are more common in young adults, while others are most often diagnosed in people over 55.
Infection : Certain viral and bacterial infections that transform lymphocytes, such as the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), increase the risk. This virus causes glandular fever.
Body Size : Obesity has been connected to lymphoma as a possible risk factor, but more research is needed to understand this possible risk factor.
Autoimmune Disease : People with certain autoimmune disease, such as Rheumatoid arthritis and celiac disease, have an increased risk for lymphoma.
Breast Implants : These can lead to anaplastic large cell lymphoma in the breast tissue.