Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Cancer

What is Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?

Lymphoma is a type of cancer that affects white blood cells. One type of lymphoma is NonHodgkin’s
Lymphoma (NHL).

In someone with NHL the white blood cells don’t behave normally. Instead they multiply
and grow uncontrollably and may not die off in the way they ought to. They often get
collected in the lymph nodes, which can become very swollen.

These lumps of abnormal white blood cells are called lymphomas.

Lymphomas can also form in the bone marrow because that’s where white blood cells are
produced. Because white blood cells travel around the body, lymphomas can form in other
parts of the body too.

What causes Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?

1. EBV and Burkitis lymphoma
2. Hepatitis C
3. HTLV1
4. Helicobacter Pylori causing lymphoma of the stomach
5. Chemicals: polychlorinated biphenyls(PCBs), diphenylhydantoin, dioxin and phenoxy
herbicides
6. Medical Treatments: like radiation therapy and chemotherapy
7. Genetic diseases: like klinefelter’s syndrome, chediak-higashi syndrome, ataxia
telangiectasia syndrome

Symptoms of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

1. Swollen lymph nodes in neck, armpits and groin.
2. Abdominal pain.
3. Chest pain, coughing and trouble in breathing.
4. Fatigue, fever, night sweats and weight loss.

Treatment of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Links to some studies regarding Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

1. http://www2.clarku.edu/mtafund/prodlib/jsi/nonhodgkins_lymphoma_and_exposures_to_ionizing_radiation.pdf
2. http://www.cancer.gov/publications/patient-education/non-hodgkin-lymphoma.pdf
3. http://www.lymphoma.org/site/pp.asp?c=bkTKaOQLmK8E&b=6298071&utm_sour
ce=google&utm_term=lymphoma%20research&utm_camapign=branded-