Lymphoma

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About Lymphoma

Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer that occurs in the lymph nodes. After a while the cancer starts to make the white blood cells  act abnormally.

Symptoms

  • Swelling of lymph nodes, which may or may not be painless
    • Fever
    • Unexplained weight loss
    • Sweating (often at night)
    • Chills
    • Lack of energy
    • Itching
  • Possible Causes

    The cause of lymphoma is unknown.

    Stages

    Lymphoma, (MDS) is a type of cancer hat can affect the bone, the blood cells, the lymph nodes and other parts of lymphatic system. Stages are 1. There is cancer in more then one Lymph Node. 2. Cancer is found in 2 lymph nodes. 3. Cancer is now found in groups of Lymph Nodes. The final stage is when cancer is now metastasizing in the Lymph Nodes and is in other organs.

    Cancer Growth

    Treatments

    Some treatments for lymphoma  is Chemo or Radiotherapy, and in some cases doctors may suggest steroids.

    Survival Rates

    The overall 5-year relative survival rate for people with NHL is 69%, and the 10-year relative survival rate is 58%. The type and stage of the lymphoma provide useful information about a person's prognosis(outlook), but for some types of lymphomas the stage isn't too helpful on its own.

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