Do you know? “Lymphoma Cancer” is the fifth leading cause of death in the United Kingdom! Yes, it is true. This makes it all the more necessary to know about it. We at BloodCancerCure aim to answer all your questions.
What is Lymphoma Cancer?
Cancer that starts from the lymphatic system is called “lymphoma Cancer”. The lymphatic system consists of lymph nodes and organs such as thymus, spleen etc. The lymphatic system plays a role in maintaining the immunity of an individual.
The lymphoma cancer is the tumor of the white blood cells in the bone marrow, lymph nodes and other components of the lymphatic system. There is no benign form of lymphoma cancer as it tends to spread to all parts of the body.
The difference between a lymphoma cancer and leukemia lies in its origins. A lymphoma cancer characteristically develops in lymphatic tissue mainly the lymph nodes of the thymus gland. On the other hand, leukemia is a type of blood cancer which first starts in bone marrow.
There are many subtypes of the Lymphoma Cancer but the two most common of them are Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
What are the signs and symptoms of Lymphoma Cancer?
Depending upon the subtypes of cancer, the spread and the stage of the disease, it could have a variety of symptoms such as:
• Fever and chills
• Unintended weight loss
• Loss of appetite
• Body pains
• Fatigue and weakness
• Swelling of lymph nodes
• Enlargement of the spleen or liver in some cases.
The studies have shown the close association of the disease with certain risk factors. There is an increased incidence among people who have a known history of exposure to certain chemicals and ionizing radiation. Another major known cause of the lymphoma cancer is the “Epstein Barr Virus”. This virus is known to affect mainly the immunocompromised individuals such as those suffering from HIV-AIDS, or human T-lymphocytic virus etc. Smoking, excessive consumption of red meat and tobacco may increase the risk of cancer.
How is Lymphoma Cancer diagnosed?
In order to diagnose any type of cancer or for that matter any kind of disease, the doctor first needs to carefully examine the patient’s symptoms and the complaints with which he/she approaches the doctor. The doctor does this by doing a complete physical examination of the patient.
The doctor or the physician then prescribes a number of diagnostic tests to confirm the disease. In order to obtain the final diagnosis, the following tests can be done:
• Complete blood counts
• Bone marrow biopsy
• Lymph node biopsy
• Special imaging tests such as MRI, Ct scan, and PET scan
How is Lymphoma Cancer treated?
Cancer causes a number of complications for patients. These could be an increased incidence of infections (immunocompromised state), a decrease in the number of other blood cells etc.
In mild cases, sometimes doctors prefer regular monitoring of the disease without any treatment or just giving symptomatic treatment.
The major treatment modalities include:
• Radiation therapy
• Targeted therapy
• Surgical removal of the enlarged spleen
Sometimes, there is an excessive amount of some plasma proteins in the blood which may cause problems. It is removed by a process known as “Plasmapheresis”.
This cancer was once a critical and fatal condition. But, nowadays, with extensive research, this disease is almost curable. India is becoming a leading hub in all the new treatments at low costs with excellent results. Visit our website www.bloodcancercure.com for more information.
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