NON HODGKIN'S LYMPHOMA
Lymphoma begins when B cells, T cells, or NK cells in the lymphatic system change and grow uncontrollably, which sometimes may form a tumor. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is a term that refers to the many other types of cancer of the lymphatic system, which can have different symptoms and signs, physical findings, and treatments.
Because lymphatic tissue is found in most parts of the body, NHL can start almost anywhere and can spread to almost any organ. It most often begins in the lymph nodes, liver, spleen, or bone marrow, but it can also involve the stomach, intestines, skin, thyroid gland, brain, or any other part of the body.
It is very important to know which type and subtype has been diagnosed because this information helps doctors determine the best treatment and a patient’s prognosis (chance of recovery).
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is more common in adults than children.
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