Lymphoma is carcinoma of the lymphocytes (white blood cells), which affects the immune system. Its main characteristic is the formation of tumor in the immune system. Mainly of two types, Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin’s, direct causes of lymphoma are still unknown. The formation of cancer in the B-lymphocytes is called Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which can occur in any age group. It usually affects men more than women and can be cured completely. All the other types of lymphoma are called Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, affecting the age group of 60 years and more. The treatment varies based on the type of lymphoma a patient suffers from.
HOW IS LYMPHOMA DIAGNOSED?
Lymphoma cannot be prevented but the survival rates after treatment are high.