What is lymphoma?

Malignancy. A lymphoma isma malignancy of a certain type of white blood cells called lymphocytes. These cells are found in the lymphatic system and the blood stream. When the disease appears primarily in lymph nodes it is called a lymphoma. There are many different types of lymphoma.
Cancer. There are many types of lymphoma. All are cancerous collection of cells that typically arise from certain white blood cells. They typically cause abnormal swelling of lymph nodes and can spread to other areas fairly easily.

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What are lymphomas?

Malignancy. A lymphoma is a malignancy of a certain type of white blood cells called lymphocytes. These cells are found in the lymphatic system and the blood stream. When the disease appears primarily in lymph nodes it is called a lymphoma. There are many different types of lymphoma. Read more...
See below... Lymphoma are forms of cancer that occur in lymph nodes or other organs containing lymphoid tissue. Read more...
Cancer of lymph cell. Lymphomas are cancer of lymphocytes that present as tumor of lymph glands or other organs suffused by lymphocytes. These are not one disease but many, some indolent others grave.Main Types are Hodgkin or NonHodgkin. These arise from B or T cells class with many subtypes based on location found,size,biomarker,etc. Treatments dIffer between types so defining The exact subtype Is important. Read more...

Do you know what causes lymphoma?

Hard to say... Most of the times we don't know what exactly causes lymphoma so there isn't much we can do to prevent it. Most cases probably have a genetic component but the process is probably multifactorial and many other things need to happen in order to produce lymphoma. In a small subset of cases, a distinct cause appears to exist: exposure to toxins, radiation, certain viruses (ex: ebv). Read more...
Like other cancers.. lymphoma arises from an unlucky combination of genetic mutations in lymphoid cells during our lifetime. Risk factors include exposure to toxins, family history, or a severe immune suppression (e.g. HIV). Most often, the proximal cause can not be determined, and is mostly just bad luck, since our body is naturally subjected to millions of genetic mutations over our lifetime. Read more...

Please tell me what causes lymphoma?

Probable virus. many lymphomas are viral induced. This is one of the reasons for clustering of the disease. It is speculated that the MMTV virus enters to Wnt-1 gene of the lymphocyte to produce a protein known as B-catenin which stimulates and transforms the lymphocyte. Read more...

What does lymphoma look like and causes?

Enlarged Lymph nodes. Lymphoma is a cance rof the lymph nodes, so it manifests as enlarged lymph nodes and many associated symptoms like persistent fever, fatigues and feeling poorly due to variable other symptoms like lack of appetite and sometimes weight loss. Read more...

What do lymphoma nodes feel like? Are they dangerous?

It is a form of canc. Lymphomas are cancers of the lymphoid organs and tend to grow and spread. There are two major types: indolent and aggressive type. Symptoms and prognosis are different for each group. High grade lymphomas carry a fatality rate of 30 to 40%. Any lymph node enlargement that is progressive can be due to a lymphoma, thus requires a biopsy for diagnosis.. Read more...

What is lymphoma, and does lymphoma come from leukemia?

Lymphoma and leuk. Lymphoma is a cancer of lymphatic organ. ( lymph nodes, lymphocytes)- presented with lymph nodes enlargement most of the times. While leukemia is a cancer of white blood cells, presented circulating cancer cells on peripheral blood lymphoma can become leukemia eg.In small lymphocytic lymphoma when the cancer cells are contained in lymph node and a cll when cancer cells circulate in blood. Read more...
Lymphoma likely. Arises from a mutated cell in a lymph node, and the genetic changes are catelogued, many conveying prognosis. Most leukemias have similar causes, but affect the blood forming cells in the bone marrow rather than lymph nodes. Lymphomas can migrate to marrow crowding out normal blood forming elements. Only cll and lymphoma are linked. Read more...
Kissing cousins! When a blood cell starts growing out of control in the place where it is 'born', i.e. The blood factory or bone marrow, then it creates a leukemia. When the blood cell is born normally and then moves to the lymph nodes in the body (tonsils, appendix etc) to get educated to function well, but instead grows out of control at that point, then it is a lymphoma. Read more...

What causes lymphoma of the brain?

Associations are. Not causes, but people with HIV seem to have disproportionate representation in primary CNS lymphoma. It is unlike lymphoma in many ways - not very responsive to radiotherapy. The key teatment is high dose Methotrexate today. No known cause, . Read more...