Lymphoma is the most commonly occurring blood cancer and the third most common childhood cancer. One million people around the world are living with lymphoma today. Although the disease is becoming increasingly more common, many people are still unaware of lymphoma and that it is a life-threatening form of cancer.
There are over 80 subtypes of lymphomas, with different treatment protocols and different outcomes. It is very important to have a lymphoma specialist diagnose the correct subtype of lymphoma.
The signs and symptoms of lymphoma can often be mistaken for other less serious illnesses, like the flu. By knowing more about your nodes, the symptoms can be detected early and there is a better chance for quicker diagnosis, treatment and overall survival.
The exact causes and risk factors are still unknown, but there are groups around the world currently investigating lymphoma and its causes.