Lymphoma The human body is made up of millions of cells that divide continuously either for growth

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Lymphoma The human body is made up of millions of cells that divide continuously either for growth or replacement of worn-out cells-depending on the human stage of development. During the early stages of human development, cell division is rapid for accentuating growth while, in later years of a person’s life, cell division slows down and only takes place for replacement of worn-out or injured cells. This normal cell process is hindered by cancer cell growth. The start of cancer cell growth is manifested in the abnormal cell divisions, or rather out of control cell growth. Some of the notable difference between normal cell growth and cancer cell growth is that while normal cells die, and do not invade other tissues, cancer cell grow…show more content…
These different types of lymphomas respond to different treatments, and also spread differently. Understanding the lymphatic system helps further in understanding lymphoma. The lymphatic system consists of lymph vessels, lymphoid tissue, and the lymph, which is made up of a clear fluid. The lymphoid tissue consists of the lymph nodes and related organs that form the immune and blood-forming systems in the body (Drinker and Yoffey 49), such as the bone marrow and spleen. Immune system cells help the body to fight against several diseases. Many of the cells found in the lymphoid tissue are lymphocytes, which are a type of white blood cells. There are two types of lymphocyte cells: lymphocyte B (bursa-derived cells, or simply B cells) and lymphocyte T (thymus cells, or simply T cells). These two cells have different functions within the body’s immune system. B cells protect against bacteria and viruses by making antibodies, which attach to the germs thus allowing for their destruction by other immune system cells. T cells, on the other hand, help in the destruction of cells infected with fungi, or viruses, and boost, or slow the activity of other immune system cells. Both of these types of lymphocytes can develop into lymphoma cells. Lymphoma can start almost anywhere in the body. This is because lymphoid tissue can be found in many parts of the body. The major sites for lymphoid tissue in

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