University Cancer & Blood Center

Lymphomas

Overview:

Lymphoma is a broad term for cancer that begins in cells of the lymph system. Lymphoma is a cancer that starts in cells that are part of the body’s immune system. The two main types are Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Hodgkin lymphoma can often be cured. Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL), Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in Children, Lymphoma of the Skin, and Waldenstromb Macroglobulinemia. Lymphomas are cancers that start in white blood cells called lymphocytes. Symptoms of lymphoma can include painless swelling of lymph nodes in your neck, groin, or armpits. Symptoms can also include persistent fatigue, fever, night sweats, shortness of breath, unexplained weight loss, and itchy skin.

Treatment options:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Targeted therapy drugs (for NHL)
  • Surgery (for NHL)
  • Skin-directed treatments for skin lymphomas
  • Biological therapy (for WM)
  • Plasmapheresis (for WM)
  • Stem Cell Transplant (WM)

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