Lymphoma: the cancer that threatens our lymphatic system

When we think of serious diseases surely the condition that comes to mind is the one we are going to discuss today in the Best Doctors blog: lymphoma cancer.

Lymphomas are a type of cancer that is caused by the proliferation of cells of the lymphatic tissue located primarily in lymph nodes. Therefore, one of the signs of lymphoma may be the presence of enlarged lymph nodes, although lymphoid cells exist in other parts of our body as well, such as the liver, the bone marrow or the digestive system.

There are two main types of lymphoma: Two main groups are usually identified: -       Hodgkin's disease, which usually involves about 20 % of cases -       Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) are a very diverse group of diseases which is subdivided into 30 types Hodgkin's disease This type of lymphoma is more common among young people (between the ages of 16 and 35 years) and people in middle and old age (from 50 to 70 years). The people who are infected by the AIDS virus (HIV) also have an increased risk of developing Hodgkin's disease. Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL) The most common categories of NHL, which our doctors have to fight Read more