Lymphoma is a type of cancer that originates in cells of the body’s immune system. There are many different types of lymphoma, including Hodgkin’s Disease, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and many others. The signs and symptoms of lymphoma are nonspecific, and if persistent, warrant a more detailed medical evaluations. Such symptoms generally include fever, night sweats and weight loss. Besides these symptoms, other indications also exist, including loss of appetite and fatigue.
The different treatment options vary depending on the extent of the cancer as well as its classification. One of the most common treatments uses radiation to kill the cancerous cells. Though effective, this treatment may cause side effects for the patient. Other forms of treatment include the use of chemicals to treat the cancer. This is known as chemotherapy. In some cases, surgery may also be recommended to treat the cancer. Steps may also be taken to reduce the risk of getting Lymphoma, by eating a healthy diet and getting plenty of exercise.