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Controlling Purpose In this paper you will be informed about the cause symptoms and treatment of lymphoma You will also learn about the lymphatic system and how this cancer affects itLymphoma is cancer of the lymphatic system Any group of cancers in which the cells of lymphoid tissues multiply unchecked Clayman 657 This is the system which manufactures and circulates lymph throughout the body The purpose of the lymphatic system is to help the body fight infection Lymph is a colorless fluid that contains white blood cells This system also consists of the spleen nodes and tonsils The nodes are small organs found in the neck under the arms in the groin and abdomen The nodes store infection fighting cellsNormally cells grow divide and replace themselves in and orderly way When lymphoma occurs cells in the lymphatic system grow out of control When this happens too much tissue is formed and a tumor is developed The tumor is usually in the nodes found in the neck this is one of the symptoms of lymphoma Since lymph is circulated throughout the body it spreads easily Cancerous lymphocytes can be confined to a single lymph node or can be spread throughout the body to almost any organ Berkow 770 There are two basic types of lymphomas Hodgkins and non-Hodgkins lymphomas There is little difference between the two types of cancers The main difference is the ages it affects Hodgkins usually occurs in younger people while Non-Hodgkins usually occurs in older peopleSome forms of lymphoma are curable but other forms are not Hodgkins lymphoma is more curable than non-Hodgkins lymphoma Sometimes the cancer will go into remission for a few years then come back The cure rate of some lymphomas is high but the cure rate of others is lowFor the most part the cause of lymphoma is unknown In some cases an organ transplant may cause lymphoma because is suppresses the immune system It is also
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