is meant by Lymphoma Cancer?
A special kind of white blood cell, called lymphocyte,
is significant for your body's resistance to disease.
These cells get exposed to diverse substances even
the body in an attempt to fabricate the immunity.
At certain places these cells bring together to filter
the substances are known as Lymph nodes. Lymph nodes
can be found anywhere in the body, especially in the
neck, groin, armpits, above the heart, around the
big blood vessels inside the abdomen. Lymphocytes
may also group together in the tonsils, spleen in
addition to thymus. Lymphoma is a kind of cancer that
develops in the lymphocytes in any of these areas.
Lymphoma Cancer is common?
Is Lymphoma contagious?
Lymphoma is the eighth most regular male cancer in
Singapore according to the Singapore Cancer Registry.
Nevertheless in children and young adults, it is the
third most common cancer seen. It affects more men
than comparing to women. Most adult patients develop
lymphoma later than the age of 50.
There is no proof that lymphoma can spread to an additional
person by close contact as it is not a virus or bacteria.
It is a gathering of cells in the body that has become
do some lymphomas should to be treated straight away
while other lymphomas do not require a treatment?
The fast-growing, high grade or an aggressive lymphomas
can increase in size as well as spread sometimes over
days otherwise weeks, and cause the patient to turn
out to be very sick. These lymphomas require to be
treated within a short period of time to get the disease
under control. The slower mounting lymphoma may take
months or else years to grow and may sometimes even
fade away without any treatment. They might cause
disturbing symptoms to the patient ultimately and
this is when treatment is started.