Lymphoma is cancer that occurs in the cells of the lymphatic system (immune system), a network of lymph nodes and lymph vessels that carry lymph fluid, nutrients, and waste throughout tissues and the bloodstream. The spleen, bone marrow and thymus gland are also apart of the lymphatic system.
Two main types of lymphoma are:
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma symptoms may include:
Hodgkin's disease symptoms may include:
If you or your child is experiencing any of these symptoms, consult a MemorialCare Physician partner.
You are at a greater risk for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma if you:
You are at a greater risk for Hodgkin's disease if you:
The causes for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and Hodgkin's disease are unknown. Reducing the spread of AIDS can help prevent non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
MemorialCare is proud to provide the highest quality, comprehensive cancer care for adults and children of all ages. Our cancer centers are devoted to improving the lives of residents in Los Angeles County and Orange County, California and beyond.
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