Blood/Circulatory

What Are Grading And Staging?

When a doctor has found cancer cells and is sure that they are from a lymphoma, it is important to know the grade and the stage of the cancer. Lymphomas of different grades and stages grow at different rates, and respond differently to treatment. The grade of a lymphoma refers to how quickly, or aggressively,

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Lymphoma: Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions related to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Q: What are some of the possible side effects of treatment? A: The effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy can be harsh. Remember that they are mostly temporary and won’t last forever. Talk with your doctor about what to expect and which symptoms to report if you experience them. Side effects may

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Lymphoma: Putting It All Together

Here is a summary of the important facts and information related to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system, which carries lymph fluid and white blood cells throughout the body. White blood cells fight infection. There are two main types of lymphoma: Hodgkin’s disease, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. A non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma diagnosis used to be very bad news. Now medical

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Lymphoma: Glossary

Here are definitions of medical terms related to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Abdomen: The center part of the body that contains the stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder, and other organs. Aggressive lymphoma: A lymphoma that is fast-growing. Alternative medicine: Treatments that have not traditionally been used in standard Western medicine, and are not widely taught in medical schools. These may include

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Lymphoma: Additional Sources Of Information

Here are some reliable sources that can provide more information on Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Information and Support Groups: American Cancer Society (ACS)  Phone: (800) ACS-2345(toll-free hotline)  www.cancer.org Check your local phone book for the address and phone number of your state’s ACS office. Cancer Care, Inc. National Office  Phone: 212 302 2400 Tel: Services  Phone: 212 221 3300

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What Is Lymphoma?

Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system carries lymph fluid and white blood cells throughout body. The purpose of the lymphatic system is to fight infections. Like all cancers, lymphoma happens when the body’s cells grow out of control, often causing tumors to grow. Most lymphomas are made up of white

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What Causes Lymphoma?

The cause of most lymphomas is not known. Most are probably caused by mutations in certain genes, called oncogenes, which then allow normal cells to divide out of control. These factors may increase a person’s risk of getting lymphoma: Exposure to chemicals such as certain solvents, pesticides, herbicides, and water contaminated with nitrate. Taking drugs that

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Lymphoma: What Are The Symptoms?

The first sign of lymphoma is often a painless lump or swollen gland in the neck, abdomen, underarm, or groin area. Lymphomas are often discovered during a visit to the doctor for another reason, or during a routine physical exam. Other symptoms may include: Red patches on the skin. Nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain. Coughing

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