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Haematology;Radiotherapy;Oncology

Haematology , Radiotherapy , Oncology



ABOUT THE DISEASE

Lymphoma is a type of cancer of lymph tissue that develops in the lymph system, i.e lymph nodes, spleen, thymus, bone marrow, liver, etc. The cells in the lymphatic system (lymphocytes) grow abnormally and may spread beyond the organ of origin. It is mainly of two types - Hodgkin`s and Non-Hodgkin`s lymphoma. Latter is more common.

Lymphoma

It is important to differentiate between the two types as the treatment is different. Examining the cancer cells under the microscope helps in this differentiation (For eg. typical Reed Sternberg cells found in classical Hodgkin`s lymphoma)

CAUSES

Past infection with Epstein Barr virus can be a causative factor.

AIDS patients are at greater risk of developing the disease.

SYMPTOMS

  • • Swollen lymph nodes in neck/underarms/groin
  • • Fever
  • • Night sweats
  • • Unexplained weight loss
  • • Fatigue
  • • Itching
  • • Coughing
  • • Loss of appetite

DIAGNOSIS

- Medical history
- Physical examination
- Lymph node biopsy
- Bone marrow biopsy
- Complete blood count
- CT/PET scan

TREATMENT METHODS

The treatment depends on - Age of patient, Stage of disease, Type of lymphoma, Size of tumor, etc.

The options include:

- Chemotherapy
- Radiotherapy
- Stem cell transplant / Bone marrow transplant


You may also like to learn about:

Non Hodgkins lymphoma
Hodgkins disease
Fever
Leukemia
Splenomegaly
Lymphadenopathy


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