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  • Lymphoma

    The term “lymphoma” identifies more than 67 subtypes of cancer that affect the lymphatic system. These 67 subtypes are divided into two groups of lymphoma:

    • Hodgkin Lymphoma:Representing 6 types of lymphoma and more than 800 annual diagnoses
    • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL): Representing at least 61 types of lymphoma and more than 66,000 annual diagnoses.

    Hodgkin lymphoma and NHL differ in the way they originate, proliferate, and are treated. You can also read more about the symptoms of lymphoma, the stages of lymphoma and the different methods of treating lymphoma.

    Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

    Non-Hodgkin lymphoma develops in the lymphatic system, which plays a vital role in the body’s ability to fight off infection. In NHL, lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell) undergo anomalous mutations that cause tumors to develop.

    Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Signs and Symptoms

    • Swollen Lymph Nodes in the neck, armpit, or groin
    • Night Sweats
    • Fatigue
    • Weight Loss
    • Abdominal Pain or Swelling
    • Itchy Sensations
    • Chest Pain
    • Trouble Breathing
    • Fever
    • Coughing


    Understand the signs and symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis and staging, treatment, and prognosis of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma by visiting the Lymphoma Research Foundation.

    Hodgkin Lymphoma

    Hodgkin lymphoma, also known as Hodgkin’s disease, is a cancer that originates in the lymph tissue of the lymph nodes, spleen, liver, and bone marrow. It is distinguished from other forms of lymphoma by the presence of the Reed-Sternberg cell.

    Hodgkin Lymphoma SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

    The signs and symptoms associated with Hodgkin’s lymphoma are flu-like in nature. As a result, many patients ignore their symptoms, wrongfully assuming that they can be treated with over-the-counter flu and cold remedies. Symptoms may include:

    • Fever
    • Fatigue
    • Night Sweats
    • Weight Loss
    • Itchy Skin


    The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). 2009

    Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER). 1998-2009

    Lymphoma Research Foundation. 2009

    National Institute of Health Family of Sites. 2009