Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is a type of cancer that starts in the lymph system. The lymph system is part of the immune system. In this type of lymphoma, tumors start for a cell type called lymphocytes. They are a form of white blood cell.
In 2018, the estimated number of new Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cases was 74,680 in the US. In the US, 71.4% of patients survive after 5 years or more of being diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. This means out of 100 patients with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, about 71 patients have survived the disease for 5 years or more.
There are certain factors that increase the chances of having Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
There are certain symptoms and signs associated with Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. These include painless enlarged lymph nodes in the neck, underarms or groin, belly discomfort/swelling, pain in a patient’s trunk, shortness of breath, coughing, feeling tired all the time, higher body temperature, sweating at night, unplanned loss of weight.
There are certain tests that a doctor might use to see if a patient has non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
The treatment options for Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma include the following:
“Cancer Stat Facts: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.” National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute, 2019, https://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/nhl.html
“Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.” Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 2019.
Web links about Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000581.htm
Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is a disease of the lymph system. The lymph system is a part of the immune system. This disease is caused by irregular cells in the lymph system. The irregular cells do not grow like normal lymph cells.
In 2018, the estimated number of new Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cases was 8,500 in the US. In the US, 86.6% of patients survive after 5 years or more of being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. This means out of 100 patients with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, about 87 patients have survived the disease for 5 years or more.
The things that raise the chances of having Hodgkin's lymphoma include:
Symptoms of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma include: swelling lymph nodes in the neck-groin or underarm, constant feeling of tiredness, increases in temperature, sweating at night, unplanned loss of weight, irritated and scratchy skin, effects of alcohol are more pronounced, and pain after alcohol consumption near lymph nodes.
Based on a patient’s personal/familial medical history, a doctor may conduct tests to establish if there is a diagnosis of Hodgkin's lymphoma.
“Cancer Stat Facts: Hodgkin Lymphoma.” National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute, 2019, https://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/hodg.html .
“Hodgkin's lymphoma (Hodgkin's disease).” Mayo Foundation for Medical Education
and Research, 2019.