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Lymphoma

Blood, Cancer and Neoplasms

Lymphoma is one of the blood cancers that target the lymphatic system. Lymphoma occurs when the white blood cells (lymphocytes) start to change and act differently than normal cells. These abnormal cells have a faster rate of growth and fail to shed at the end of their life cycle. Lymphocytes fight off infection, but in lymphoma, they make you sick. Cancer tends to grow in parts of the lymphatic system such as the spleen, the bone marrow, and the lymph nodes. It also affects the blood and can spread to other organs in your body. Lymphoma accounts for only 9.4% of over one-million cancer cases but is still the cause of over 55,350 deaths each year. This article will help you understand the causes, symptoms, and treatments of lymphoma and provide helpful tips to help with the management of symptoms.

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