Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymph nodes and lymphatic system. Once cancer cells develop in the lymphatic system, they can easily spread to other tissues and organs.
It impacts a type of white blood cells known as lymphocytes. Lymphoma can occur at any age and is often treatable. The signs and symptoms of lymphoma are similar to those of viral diseases and the common cold. Some people may not have any symptoms, but may note a swelling of the lymph nodes. Though there no routine screenings for lymphoma, if a person has persistent symptoms, a doctor should be seen at the earliest.
What are the different types of Lymphoma?
There are two categories of Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. It may occur in any part of the body and there is no particular reason for it to develop in a person. The different types of Lymphoma may include:
- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
- Cutaneous B-cell lymphoma
What are the symptoms which may indicate Lymphoma?
There is no one reason which can directly indicate towards the development of Lymphoma. The cancer can only be detected in regular health check-ups and tests. However, following symptoms may be a warning sign:
- Drastic weight loss
- Shortness of breath
- Night sweats