Lymphoma

Lymphoma refers to cancer that occurs in the lymphatic system. This system includes bone marrow, spleen, lymph nodes, and thymus gland. 

Because lymphoma directly affects the immune system, the body is at very high risk. The types of lymphoma are Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's, but there are many subtypes.

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How many people Is most common in those age 60+

Diagnosis Diagnosis is required

Medications Treatment could involve chemotherapy

Understand the Basics


Why Your Lymph Nodes May Be Swollen – Lymphadenopathy

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Why Your Lymph Nodes May Be Swollen – Lymphadenopathy

Lymph nodes can be found throughout the body. Particular collections of lymph nodes are present in the neck, axillary region and inguinal area. In some people, their lymph nodes are palpable in these areas. However, in other cases, palpable lymph nodes are problematic.

What Are Lymph Nodes, Where Are They, and What Do They Do?

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What Are Lymph Nodes, Where Are They, and What Do They Do?

Lymph nodes are tiny bean-shaped organs. They are an important part of the body's immune system that fights infection. When there's a problem like an infection, the lymph nodes may become enlarged or swollen. When these happen, it's a signal that something is wrong in the body.

Cancer in the Lymph Nodes

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Cancer in the Lymph Nodes

Lymphoma is cancer concentrated in the lymphatic system. It has two main categories: are Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Common treatments for lymphoma include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, stem cell transplant and biological therapy medications.

Understand Causes


Ear Infections and Swollen Lymph Nodes

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Ear Infections and Swollen Lymph Nodes

Can ear infections cause the lymph nodes to swell? The answer is, a definite yes. Infections, including ear infections, are one of the top causes of swollen lymph nodes. Even though the infection is in the ear, the infection can spread away from it and could go further places like the jaw.

Health Conditions That Can Cause Swollen Lymph Nodes

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Health Conditions That Can Cause Swollen Lymph Nodes

The causes of swollen lymph nodes can range from infections such as viral or bacterial to serious medical conditions. It is best to be aware of the underlying cause of the swollen lymph nodes to have a proper diagnosis and therefore be treated appropriately.

Most Common Causes of Swollen Lymph Nodes

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Most Common Causes of Swollen Lymph Nodes

Lymph nodes are responsible for filtering foreign substances that penetrate the body. Because they are present throughout the body, plenty of conditions can cause the lymph nodes to swell. Thus, it is important to understand the underlying cause in the event swollen lymph nodes develop.