Cancer that originates in your lymphatic system a network of vessels and glands spread throughout your body.
- Painless, swollen lymph nodes in your neck, armpits or groin.
- Abdominal pain or swelling
- Chest pain, coughing or trouble breathing
- Night sweats
- Weight loss
- excessive bleeding
- when the body makes too many abnormal lymphocytes
- spreading of abnormal lymphocytes in bone marrow,spleen, skin, liver,lungs
- it may develop in other organs in some cases
- mainly in B cells and T cells
- older age, since most people are aged 60 or older when diagnosed
- the use of immunosuppressant drugs
- an infection, particularly with HIV, Epstein-Barr virus, or Helicobacter pylori
- exposure to certain chemicals, such as weed and insect killers
- CT scans
- PET scans
- Blood and urine tests
- biopsy of lymph node tissue , bone marros
- diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
- follicular lymphoma
- extranodal marginal zone B-cell (MALT)
- mantle cell lymphoma
- Burkitt lymphoma
- mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma
- nodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma
- small lymphocytic lymphoma
- lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma
- peripheral T-cell lymphoma
- skin (cutaneous) lymphomas
- anaplastic large-cell lymphoma
- lymphoblastic lymphoma
- chemotherapy and radiation therapy
- monoclonal antibody therapy
- stroid medication
- Stem cell transplant
- Medications that enhance your immune system’s ability to fight cancer.
- rituximab (Rituxan)
- radioimmunotherapy drug — ibritumomab tiuxetan (Zevalin)
- X-rays, to kill cancerous cells and shrink tumors
- avoiding known risk factors such as obesity and HIV.
- repeat scan to see how well the treatment has worked.
- Learn enough about lymphoma to make decisions about your care.
- Keep friends and family close