Lymphomas are cancers of the lymphatic system, the system responsible for fighting infections and draining excess fluid from body tissues. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is a general name given to many types of cancer that develop from white blood cells (lymphocytes) in your lymphatic system. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is different from Hodgkin's lymphoma, a related type of cancer.
Find answers in our in-depth report on non-Hodgkin's lymphoma:
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Living With Lymphoma]]>In his own words: living with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma]]>
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Preventing Lymphoma]]>Sun exposure: finding a balance]]>
Researchers found that high frequencies of sunbathing and sunburns before age 21 were associated with a significant 30%-40% reduction in the risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Read more here.
Special Topics]]>Addison's disease]]>
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We sometimes look at children and only see smaller versions of ourselves. But when we look deeper, we know that children have needs, wants, likes, dislikes, and even medical issues that vary greatly from their adult counterparts. Pediatric oncologists and other physicians who work with childhood cancers are very aware of these differences because childhood cancers are quite different from cancers that appear in adults. Read more here.
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Cancer is deadly, but millions of people beat it. Surviving cancer is one of the most amazing success stories a person can have. Ending cancer treatment is exciting, but it is also challenging. There are so many questions. What happens next? Will your cancer return? How can you stay healthy?]]>Biologic therapies for cancer treatment]]>
Unlike chemotherapy and radiation therapy, which target the tumor itself, biologic therapies (biotherapy) focus on the body's biologic response to the tumor. Read more here.