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Are both rheumatism and lymphoma connected to the immune system?

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Dr. Anthony Back
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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Rheumatism is a general term for aches and pains.
I'm wondering if you mean "rheumtoid arthritis", a specific kind of joint problem that is related to autoimmunity--and that's a kind of overactivation of the immune system. Lymphoma is a cancer of a specific type of blood cell--the white blood cells called lymphocytes that are part of the immune system.

In brief: Sort of...

Rheumatism is a general term for aches and pains.
I'm wondering if you mean "rheumtoid arthritis", a specific kind of joint problem that is related to autoimmunity--and that's a kind of overactivation of the immune system. Lymphoma is a cancer of a specific type of blood cell--the white blood cells called lymphocytes that are part of the immune system.
Dr. Anthony Back
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