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Description of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL)

According to dictionary definition  DescriptionAccording to dictionary definition  Lymphoma is a cancer of a part of the immune system called the lymph system. There are many types of lymphoma. One type is Hodgkin disease. The rest are called non-Hodgkin lymphomas.Non-Hodgkin lymphomas begin when a type of white blood cell, called a T cell or B cell, becomes abnormal. The cell divides again and again, making more and more abnormal cells. These abnormal cells can spread to almost any other part of the body. Most of the time, doctors do not know why a person gets non-Hodgkin lymphoma.  Causes and Risk FactorsAccording to dictionary definition  You are at increased risk if you:1. Have a weakened immune system2. Are taking certain types of infections  Signs and SymptomsAccording to dictionary definition  Non-Hodgkin lymphoma can cause many symptoms such as:1. Swollen, painless lymph nodes in the neck, armpits, or groin2. Unexplained weight loss3. Fever4. Soaking night sweats5. Coughing6. Trouble breathing or chest pain7. Weakness and tiredness that do not go away8. Pain9. Swelling or a feeling of fullness in the abdomen  InvestigationsAccording to dictionary definition  Your doctor will diagnose lymphoma with a physical exam, blood tests, a chest x-ray, and a biopsy.  TreatmentAccording to dictionary definition  Treatments include:1. Chemotherapy2. Radiation therapy3. Targeted therapy4. Biological therapy  NIH: National Cancer Institute


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