Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma

By:Kenny Fusco

Things you should know about this disease

This is a type of cancer that leads to swelling of the lymph nodes.At first it attacks your Lymphocytes which are cells that are supposed to take out the extra body fluid. Non Hodgkins Lymphoma makes you start to swell,because that's what causes the swelling your Lymphocytes aren't working properly.

How the system works normally vs when affected by this disease

One of the Lymphatic system's major jobs is to collect extra lymph fluid from body tissues and return it to the blood.

The Lymphatic system also helps defend the body against germs like viruses, bacteria, and fungi that can cause illnesses.

But when you have this disease it makes them not work properly and make the Lymphocytes not go and get rid of extra body fluids which creates the random swelling.

If the Lymph Nodes aren't working properly it will lead to major swelling if the fluid is not taken away.

Lymph Nodes

Lymph nodes are little bubble like things all over your body.There are more in some places than others. Like under your armpit in your neck and in your groin area.
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Adult NHL

The cancer in a adult body is a little bit higher up.Also there is only one of them but it is much bigger and more advanced.There is one major difference though adults have a much higher survival rate.The body of a older person may be used or more immune to some of the things that the cancer has.Also the body of an older person can take much more higher doses or just more medicine in general.
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Kids and Adults Non Hodgkins Lymphoma

There isn't to much of between these two images except for the age and stage of the disease.I couldn't find any of the other stages so this is all I have.
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Kids NHL

Kids Non Hodgkin Lymphoma usually starts off in the Spleen or Liver area.There isnt to much of a difference on were it starts off.But there is is a plus side to it starting off there,doctors or the child affected by this disease will be able to notice it faster than if it was in your leg or arm.But the cancer in a younger body is worse for the child than if it was a adult,the adult can have more medical treatments such as a little bit more of chemotherapy just that little bit could keep someone alive or potentially save someone.


What Is Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma ?


I haven't ever meet somebody with disease.The reason I chose this disease is I thought it would be fun and there wasn't any other people doing it and it is a rare disease that isn't very common and I thought you should hear about it.