Dr. Templeton describes Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Lymphoma is a cancer that starts off in some of the cells that make the white blood cells in your body. The white blood cells are the cells that fight infection. Lymphoma can then occur in bone marrow where some of those cells are housed. Hodgkin’s lymphoma is just a way to, is a classification of lymphoma; it’s a type of lymphoma mostly based on what it looks like under the microscope.
Typically, when you see a lymphoma, it can involve bone marrow, but it can also involve lymph nodes or your spleen, anywhere where there are white blood cells. On very rare occasion, you will see just one bone that’s affected and that’s the primary lymphoma of bone, and it’s, again, a very rare event.
About Dr. Kim Templeton, M.D.:
Kim Templeton, M.D., received her degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine with a specialty in orthopedics and musculoskeletal oncology and began her career with an orthopedic residency at Chicago's Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center.
She then accepted a Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. In 1995, she came to the KU School of Medicine, where her commitment to excellence and orthopedic education has opened the way to positions of leadership. She is now the Director of the Orthopedic Residency Education Program at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, holds the first Joy McCann Professorship for Women in Medicine and Science, and currently serves as president of the KU Medical Center's Women in Medicine and Science program.