Cancers arising from the lymph nodes or other sites of lymphoid tissue are broadly termed lymphomas. This group of diseases is divided into Hodgkin’s disease and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In both conditions, there is a replacement of normal lymphatic tissue by collections of abnormal lymphoma cells.
Lymphomas are considered malignant nodes. Studies have shown there are two different types of lymphomas; Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Both lymphomas are one in the same; the only difference being Non-Hodgkin’s disease first manifestation begins with a large, painless node. Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is categorized by malignant cells found in the lymph nodes. The first common sign is normally a localized lymph node found in the neck region (VanMeter& Huebert, 2014). Later, as the disease progresses it attacks the other nodes and organs via the lymphatic system. The manifestations that are accompanied by Hodgkin’s lymphoma are semi-large painless, but nontender node. Other, later signs and symptoms include frequent infections, due
Thesis Statement: Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, although rare, can be fatal and it is important to be informed on the cause, symptoms, and treatments to further your awareness and provide a better understanding on the dynamics of this disease.
When treating cancer one of the treatments is surgical removal of tumors. Many surgical procedures carry risks of complication such as bleeding, tissue and organ damage, infections or even death. Radiation therapy involves the uses of radiation such as gamma rays or electron beams to kill cancer cells. Radiation therapy can increase the risk of developing addition cancers. Radiation therapy and chemotherapy can have patients experience pain, hair loss, nausea or even vomiting. Medical innovations beginning in the late 1950s have allowed patients to receive stem cells transplants to replace bone marrow damaged by cancer or cancer treatments.
Hodgkin lymphoma (Hodgkin disease) would be known as a type of disease called lymphoma, which is a cancer that starts inside white blood cells and are called lymphocytes. Hodgkin disease has treatments that can cure it but there are only a few medications that can do it. This disease has symptoms that can come in a lot of side affects.
Radiation therapy is the use special machines to convey high-energy rays that damage cancer cells and stop them from growing. The radiation can be directed to a specific area of the body or the whole body. Some side effects that come from the therapy are fatigue, hair loss, nausea, or red, dry, itchy skin.
Hodgkin’s lymphoma can affect anyone, all the way from a baby to a 114 year old lady. But NLPHL usually affects 30-40 year old men, which I am neither. To say my diagnosis was a surprise would be an understatement. I had some of the symptoms, night sweats and low grade fever, but I didn’t really have the weight loss or any enlarged lymph nodes, at least that I could see. Most people are able to not only see the lymph nodes, but feel the firmness of it.
Cancer is a disease in which cells multiply out of control and gradually build a mass of tissue called a tumor. There has been a large amount of research dedicated to the treatment and cure of cancer. Several types of treatments have been developed. The following are just some of the major examples of cancer therapy: surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, biologic therapy, biorhythms, unconventional treatments, and hyperthermia. Each type of treatment is discussed in detail below.
Lymphoma or lymphatic cancer is a very serious and life threatening disease. In this country there is an estimated 63,900 new cases, 7,100 of which are Hodgkin&#8217;s lymphoma as opposed to non-Hodgkin&#8217;s lymphoma. Since around the 70&#8217;s the occurrence of non-Hodgkin&#8217;s lymphoma has almost doubled while the occurrence of Hodgkin&#8217;s disease has declined. (Steen, 1993)
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a type of lymphoma, which is universal term for tumors that develop in the lymphatic system. It is also called non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Non-Hodgkin represents for about 90% of all lymphomas, and the remaining 10% are indicating to as Hodgkin lymphoma. Non-Hodgkin lymphomas have an extensive variety of histological appearances and clinical components, which can make diagnosis hard. Lymphomas are not uncommon, and most doctors, independent of their and expertise, will presumably have gone over a patient with
Radiation therapy can be used anywhere in the body to treat any kind of cancer. Depending on what type of radiation therapy, it can have some side effects. The most common ones include fatigue, hair loss near the treated area, and skin darkening in the area exposed to a beam of radiation. ("Radiation Therapy for Cancer,” 1) There are also safety concerns that patients have when they are treated with radiation therapy. Many people that receive radiation therapy treatment, worry about exposing family and love ones to radiation, as well as the side effects. Radiation effects on the normal tissues are divided into acute and chronic effects (Schreiber). Acute effects occur during the course of therapy and during the post therapy period (approximately 2-3 weeks after the completion of a course of irradiation) (Schreiber).
Cancer is defined as the disease caused by an uncontrollable division of abnormal cells in a part of the body. The particular cancer that I️ researched is Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) which is a type of cancer that begins in the cells of the lymph system. (Lymphoma) The lymph system is a part of the immune system. Lymph tissue is found all throughout the body; therefore, Lymphoma can begin from almost any part of the body since the major sites of lymph tissue are the lymph nodes, spleen, bone marrow, thymus, digestive tract, and adenoids and tonsils. (What) “In most cases, it is not known what causes Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.” (Risk) Some risk factors of NHL are beyond our control such as age and gender but usually they are acquired rather than inherited. (Risk) NHL begins in white blood cells called lymphocytes. (What) There are two main types of lymphocytes: B lymphocytes ( B cells) and T lymphocytes (T cells). B cells normally create antibodies to
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia is a scary disease. The term “acute” means the disease can quickly spread and progress quickly and can prove fatal in months if left untreated. “Lymphocytic” simply means that it develops from immature forms of lymphocytes. Also known as Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, or ALL for short, it is a type of cancer that starts from the early form of white blood cells called lymphocytes in the bone marrow. ALL is the most common form of cancer in children, though adults can get it as well. For children, treatment results in a good chance of a cure. Adults have a significantly smaller chance of a cure with ALL. ALL generally invades the blood very quickly and has the potential to spread to other body parts such as the spleen,
A couple of weeks after Hodgkin and Huxley achieved these results, Hitler invaded Poland. The two scientists rushed to publish their research in Nature and went their separate ways to help with the war effort. Although they would remain in contact, the two scientists would not meet in person again until seven years later (Schwiening, 2012).
There are many factors that facilitate in recognizing health-related symptoms. The book mentions, “when attention is directed toward the body, as by stress, neuroticism, or cues that suggest illness, symptoms are more likely to be detected” (Intro to Health Behaviors, pg.158). For example, they had an example about a guy who goes to the emergency room with his whole family for a sore throat. So, the doctors were wondering why this young man will bring his whole family to cure a sore throat. They come to find out that this young mans brother was diagnosed with hodgkins disease and the first symptom his brother had was a sore throat. Afountenly, his brother did not make it because his family decided to ignore the sore throat thinking that it