Lymphoma is cancer that attacks the white blood cells (lymphocytes) of the immune system. White blood cells help fight off a wide variety of diseases and are part of the body's lymphatic system, which also includes the lymph nodes, spleen, thymus glands, and bone marrow. There are two main types of lymphoma: Hodgkin (Hodgkin's disease) and non-Hodgkin. The main difference between the two is the specific white blood cell it involves. Non-Hodgkin lymphomas begin in subtypes of the white blood cells called T-cells and B-cells while the presence of large, abnormal cells called Reed-Sternberg cells classify Hodgkin lymphomas. Calaway·Young Cancer Center in Glenwood Springs, CO employs a highly trained and experienced team of oncologists who help treat men and women with lymphoma.
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The exact cause of lymphoma isn't known, however, we do know it begins when the white blood cells develop a mutation. As these abnormal cells multiply and grow, they greatly hinder the immune system and other functions of the body. Some risk factors of lymphoma include advanced age, a weak immune system, and developing certain infections. Men are also more likely to acquire lymphoma than women.
Common symptoms of lymphoma may include:
- Small areas of swelling in your neck, armpits, or groin
- Constant fatigue
- Fever and chills
- Night sweats
- Loss of appetite
- Shortness of breath
- Unexplained weight loss
Calaway·Young Cancer Center offers several treatments options for lymphoma, including radiation, immunotherapy, and chemo. The type of therapy used will vary on the type, location, and progression of the disease. Our medical and radiation cancer teams will perform a thorough assessment to determine the best treatment option for you. In many cases, multiple therapies are used. The side effects and benefits of each treatment will vary.
Hope for your future
At Calaway·Young Cancer Center, we understand that being diagnosed and treated for cancer is a difficult experience. We are committed to providing you with leading medical care for the hope of a healthier and brighter future. Our team works diligently to do all we can to help you or your loved one beat cancer. We also offer a variety of cancer counseling services, including support groups and nutritional guidance.