Lymphomais one of the most common types of cancer in children. It ranks 3rd in the world after leukemia and brain tumor, and 2nd in our country after leukemia.
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WHAT IS LYMPH CANCER (LYMPHOMA)?
Lymph cancer (lymphoma) is the uncontrolled growth of lymphocytes, the body’s defense cells, by becoming cancerous. Lymph cancer is the most common places; lymph nodes.
The disease is a heterogeneous group of cancers that usually originate from lymph nodes and sometimes from any organ.
Lymph node cancers are two subtypes, Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. These also have many subgroups within themselves. Genetics, immunosuppression, environmental factors, infectious agents (viruses, bacteria), chemical and physical agents, radiation, chemotherapy, collagen tissue diseases, immune system disorders and immune system diseases increase the risk of developing lymphoma.
WHAT IS LYMPHOMA?
An underlying cause is not found in the vast majority of patients presenting with lymphoma. However, in a small proportion of lymphoma patients, the underlying causes include previous exposure to radiotherapy, chemicals such as benzene-containing substances, viral infections, etc. factors can take place. For the most part, a break in the genes responsible for activity within the lymph node is detected by chance. The cells there proclaim their independence, multiply, spread to other lymph nodes.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF LYMPH CANCER (LYMPHOMA)?
Swelling in the lymph nodes that does not go away and continues to grow: Swelling that occurs without any infection, especially in the neck, armpit and groin area and continues to grow, generally painless.
– Unintentional and rapid weight loss: Loss of about 10 percent of the person’s normal weight in a period of 6 months without a regimen etc.
Night sweats: It is common to sweat at night, especially in hot weather. However, in night sweats, which is one of the symptoms of lymphoma, the person needs to change their pajamas and even bed linen.
– High fever: Fever of unknown cause and that does not develop due to any infection.
HOW IS LYMPHOMA TREATED?
Methods such as chemotherapy and stem cell transplantation are used in the treatment of lymphoma. Although treatment methods differ according to their types, lymphoma is a disease that can be treated. However, as with any disease, early diagnosis is of great importance in the treatment of lymphoma. 5-year healthy life expectancy in stages 1 and 2 of Hodgkin lymphomas is 80 percent, and around 60 percent in stages 3 and 4. In non-hodgkin lymphomas, the rate of salvation varies according to the type of the disease and almost 60 percent of them can be completely cured. Close to 30 percent of patients who do not respond to treatment can get rid of high-dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplantation collected from the patient. In addition, promising results are expected in the success of the treatment thanks to many new drugs developed in the last 10 years.
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