If there is any disease that many become panicky about, it is cancer. But if I say that certain types of cancer are curable to a satisfactory level, you might give a sigh of relief and one such variant of cancer is lymphoma. So, whenever you are heard of lymphoma, don’t worry as it is not a life threatening disease.
You may wonder what actually is lymphoma and how should you know about it. Your questions have answers here.
Lymphoma is a kind of blood cancer that affects white blood cells in the body. Lymphoma can be divided in to two categories namely hodgkin’s lymphoma and non hodgkin’s lymphoma. Surprisingly, earlier there are no screening tests for identifying this disease. The location of the lymph tissues associated with lymphoma give rise to different symptoms of the disease. However, enlarged nodes of lymph are the only initial signs of lymphoma. Some times it is tedious to diagnose lymphoma due to the common occurrence of enlarged lymph nodes when one is infectious.
The very first step to treat lymphoma is to check the extent of the tumor, determining the location of the lymph and its stage. A common method of the diagnosis is to look at the sample of the tumor under a microscope. Before giving the treatment doctors should determine the percent of lymphoma a patient has. This process which is the first in treating lymphoma is called staging the cancer.
However, added to these local signs specified by your doctor, patients do face few signatory problems very often.
Lymph Nodes Being Enlarged with No Pain
In the early stage of lymphoma, swollen lymph nodes do not cause any pain to the body. Swelling can affect the lymph nodes of armpits, groin, neck, liver or spleen. When lymph nodes in the body are swollen they exert pressure on the body organs, parts and places near to them. Symptoms like cough, breath becoming short, swelling in the abdomen, pain in the abdomen and blocking of the intestine are much prevalent in the patients of lymphoma.
Pain In The Chest and Jaundice
Probable signs of jaundice and skin becoming yellow in color very frequently may notify about lymphoma in liver. Whether one has hodgkin’s or non hodgkin’s lymphoma, pain in the chest is a common alarming sign.
For those addicted to alcoholism, hodgkin’s lymphoma may produce pain in the nodes of lymph. Common symptoms for non hodgkin’s lymphoma are abdomen being swollen and becoming painful.
Frequent Tired Ness
A quite common symptom of both hodgkin’s and non hodgkin’s lymphoma is that your body becomes weak and dull. The persistence of fatigue can be continuous or repetitive in short periods of time duration. Any such symptoms if you have for more than a fort night, or stop for some time and repeat sooner than later, it is immediate that you should consult an oncologist.
Irritation in the Body and Weight Reduction
Another symptom of lymphoma is that you may also sense your body as itching, burning and fully uncomfortable. Those who are suffering from lymphoma tend to loose weight drastically and rapidly. The basic reason for reduced weight is loss of appetite in lymphoma sufferers with their body becoming averse to any taste and food.
Much Sweating During Night
The unusual symptom for many lymphoma patients is that their body sweats excessively while sleeping and so they experience many night mares for no appropriate cause.
Fever With Less Breath
As lymphoma affects the white blood cells in particular, the immunity power of the body becomes low, thus one may get fever with severe body aches, chills and shortened breath.
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