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- Lymphatic System Open Popup Dialog Lymph nodes are grouped throughout the body.
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- Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is cancer that starts in your lymphatic system, the disease-fighting network that spreads throughout your body. In non-Hodgkin lymphoma, tumors develop from lymphocytes – a type of white blood cell.
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is more common than the other general type of lymphoma – Hodgkin lymphoma. There are many different subtypes of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and follicular lymphoma are among the most common subtypes.
Advances in the diagnosis and treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma have helped improve the prognosis for people with the disease. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma Treatment in Hyderabad
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- Signs and symptoms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma can include:
- Swollen, painless lymph nodes in the neck, armpits, or groin
- Abdominal pain or swelling
- Chest pain, cough, or difficulty breathing
- Persistent fatigue
- Night sweats
In most cases, doctors don’t know what causes non-Hodgkin lymphoma. In some cases this is due to a weakened immune system, but it starts when your body makes too many abnormal lymphocytes – a type of white blood cell.
Normally, lymphocytes go through a predictable life cycle. The old lymphocytes die off and your body creates new ones to replace them. In non-Hodgkin lymphoma, your lymphocytes don’t die, but keep growing and dividing. This overabundance of lymphocytes spreads to your lymph nodes and causes swelling.
In most cases, people diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma have no obvious risk factors. And many people who have risk factors for the disease never develop them.
Some factors that can increase your risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma include:
Medicines that suppress your immune system If you have had an organ transplant, you are more vulnerable because immunosuppressive treatment has reduced your body’s ability to fight new diseases.
Infection with certain viruses and bacteria. Certain viral and bacterial infections appear to increase the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Viruses associated with an increased risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma include HIV and Epstein-Barr infections. One of the bacteria associated with an increased risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma is Helicobacter pylori, which is causing the ulcer. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma Treatment in Hyderabad