Lymphoma

There are many types of lymphomas that require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview.

Hodgkin Disease-
  • Hodgkin disease is a type of lymphoma, a cancer in the lymphatic system. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2013 about 9,290 new cases will be diagnosed, and approximately 1,180 people will die from the disease. About 10% to 15% of cases are found in children and teenagers.
  • Hodgkin disease causes the cells in the lymphatic system to abnormally reproduce, which can then form tumors in lymph nodes or other parts of the body. Hodgkin disease cells can also spread to other organs.
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is a cancer in the lymphatic system. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be about 70,000 new cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2013. Although NHL is among the most common cancers in childhood, more than 95 percent of cases occur in adults.
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma causes the cells in the lymphatic system to abnormally reproduce, eventually causing tumors to grow. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma cells can also spread to other organs.
There are several types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which are classified by what types of cells they start in and how quickly they spread.
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