What is Lymphoma?

Lymphoma is a form of cancer that affects the immune system - specifically, it is a cancer of immune cells called lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell. There are two broad types of lymphoma and many subtypes.

How can you catch Lymphoma?

Some Lymphomas are linked to a number of risk factors.Although most of the time a Lymphoma has an unknown cause.

some risk factors are:

  • Your age. Hodgkin's lymphoma is most often diagnosed in people between the ages of 15 and 30, as well as those older than 55.

A family history of lymphoma

  • Your sex the risk of lymphoma is higher in men than in women, but there are certain types of lymphoma that is more common in women.the reasons for this are unknown.

Where is Lymphoma most common?

Lymphoma bumps are most common in your throat,or on your armpit, jaw, neck, chin, skin, earlobe, or wrist.
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What are some treatments?

There are a few treatments to Lymphoma.The main treatments are chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, radiation, and stem cell transplant.

What are some symptoms?

  • Painless, swollen lymph nodes in your neck, armpits or groin.
  • Abdominal pain or swelling.
  • Chest pain, coughing or trouble breathing.
  • Fatigue.
  • Fever.
  • Night sweats.
  • Weight loss.
What is lymphoma? A medical film explaining lymphatic cancer.

My reflection on lymphoma.

I studied lymphoma. Which is a certain type of cancer that effects the immune system. I think it would suck to have any disease that does something bad to you let alone one that can kill you... Lymphoma is more common in men than in women. no one knows why. I think it has something to do with how strong everyone's immune system is. Women might have a stronger immune system that makes it harder to catch diseases like this.