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squamous cell base of tongue, with cance in lymp nodes..what is cancer in lymp nodes called

By Anonymous December 10, 2010 - 10:21pm
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wouldn't this be non hodgkins...or lymphomia or something

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Hi Anonymous,
A general explanation of the lymph nodes from is that they are found all through the body, and act as filters or traps for foreign particles. They are important in the proper functioning of the immune system. Lymph nodes also have clinical significance. They become inflamed or enlarged in various conditions, which may range from trivial, such as a throat infection, to life-threatening such as cancers. In the latter, the condition of lymph nodes is so significant that it is used for cancer staging, which decides the treatment to be employed, and for determining the prognosis.

Now, cancer that is located in the lymph nodes affects the lymphatic system which is also called lymphoma. Now, the lymphoma can be either non-Hodgkin or Hodgkin. Lymphnode.com provided this explanation of the two types:

Hodgkin's Disease is one form of lymph node cancer that almost everyone has heard of. This is actually a rare form of lymph node cancer. Some of its symptoms include night sweats, unexplained wight loss, constant fatigue and unexplained fever.

All other remaining types of lymph node cancer are known as non-Hodgkins lymphoma. The majority of lymph node cancers treated are of the non-Hodgkins type. The symptoms of non-Hodgkins lymphoma are the same as Hodgkins Disease. Night sweats, unexplained fever, chronic fatigue and unexplained weight loss.Lymph node cancer is also known as lymphatic cancer. Those with a family history of lymph node cancer statistically fall within a higher risk group of contracting the disease. This is true for both men and women.

I hope this helps you understand better how cancer affects the lymph nodes and how it is used to stage the cancer. If you have additional questions, please ask. Otherwise, here are a few sites that you can check out also.

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