Welcome to our Lymphoma Forum and Support Group
Join our Lymphoma forum to connect with people dealing with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Here you can connect with other cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers to share your personal stories, feelings, and experiences with other community members.
Sometimes it feels better to talk with someone who knows what you are really going through. In our Lymphoma discussion forum, you can ask questions and share your concerns. You can also connect with survivors and talk to them privately.
Lymphoma is a type of cancer which begins in the cells called lymphocytes. Lymphocytes are the cells of the immune system which are present in the spleens, lymph nodes, bone marrow, thymus, and other parts of the body. According to American Cancer Society, in the United States there will be approximately 8,110 new cases of Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2019.
Types of lymphoma:
- Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: In this type of lymphoma, malignant cells start growing in the lymphatic system which may spread aggressively beyond the lymphatic system.
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: This type of lymphoma starts in the lymph nodes or other lymph tissue. It mostly affects adults but children can get it too. There will be approximately 74,200 new cases of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in the United States .
Risk Factors of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma:
- Family history
- Weak immune system
- Previous infection with EBV infection or mononucleosis.
- Age: Occurs most often in early adulthood (15 to 40s) or late adulthood (after age 55).
Symptoms of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma:
- Painless swelling of lymph nodes.
- Unexplained weight loss.
- Fatigue and weakness.
- Itching on skin.
- Cough or chest pain.
Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Risk Factors:
- Radiation Exposure
- Previous history of chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
- Age: Most cases occur in people older than 60.
- Infection with HIV, HTLV-1, HHV8, or Epstein-Barr Virus.
- Immune system deficiency
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