The cancer that starts in the lymphocytes or the infection-fighting cells that are present in the lymph nodes, spleen, bone marrow and other parts of the body is known as lymphoma. Swollen lymph nodes, fever, stomach pain, weight loss and shortness of breath or a cough are usually the symptoms of this cancer.
HOW IS LYMPHOMA DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Lymphoma is based on the symptoms and a physical examination. The general physician may conduct a complete physical examination of the lymph nodes and spleen and liver. Blood tests are ordered for detecting cancer cells. Imaging tests and examination of the removed lymph node helps confirm diagnosis
HOW IS LYMPHOMA TREATED?
Common treatments for this problem depend on the extent and the kind of leukaemia. This includes chemotherapy and radiation, surgical or laser removal of the nodes that are infected and also providing the patient with immunotherapy.
DID YOU KNOW?
This type of cancer is treatable and can even be cured.