Lymphoma - Hodgkin's & Non-Hodgkin's
What is Lymphoma?
Lymphoma is a cancer that attacks white blood cells in a body's immune system. It typically begins in the lymph nodes or lymph tissue, and sometimes the skin.
Lymphoma is usually diagnosed through a biopsy, in which a sample of tissue is removed from the affected area. Lymphoma is typically treated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or a combination of the two. In some cases, surgery may also be necessary.
Signs & Symptoms
Symptoms of lymphoma vary depending on the type and stage of the disease. Below are the warning signs and symptoms of lymphoma.
- Swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpit, or groin that are painless
- Consistently feeling fatigued
- Constant fever
- Excessive sweating at night
- Loss of breath
- Abnormal weight loss
- Irritated/itchy skin
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Risk Factors & Diagnosis
- People over the age of 55
- Commonly in men
- Compromised immune system
- Infections of Epstein-Barr Virus and Helicobacter Pylori
- A physical exam
- Lymph node removal for biopsy
- Blood work/test Bone marrow removal for testing
- Imaging test