What is the difference between lymphoma and cancer?
Cancer can affect any part of the body, including the blood. Leukemia and lymphoma are both forms of blood cancer, but they affect the body in different ways. The main difference is that leukemia affects the blood and bone marrow, while lymphomas mainly affect the lymph nodes.
Is there a lymphoma that is not cancer?
Lymphoma is a type of tumor that starts in white blood cells called lymphocytes, and when it is not cancerous, it is called benign lymphoma, pseudolymphoma, or benign lymphoid hyperplasia (BLH).
Do you feel sick with lymphoma?
Lymphoma in the stomach can cause inflammation of the stomach lining (gastritis), which may cause pain, nausea (feeling sick) and vomiting.
How long could you have lymphoma without knowing?
These grow so slowly that patients can live for many years mostly without symptoms, although some may experience pain from an enlarged lymph gland. After five to 10 years, low-grade disorders begin to progress rapidly to become aggressive or high-grade and produce more severe symptoms.
What type of lymphoma is not curable?
Most patients with Hodgkin lymphoma live long and healthy lives following successful treatment. Although slow growing forms of NHL are currently not curable, the prognosis is still good. In certain patients, treatment may not be necessary until there are signs of progression.
What are the final stages of lymphoma?
Your symptoms may include:
- night sweats.
- recurrent fevers.
- weight loss.
- bone pain, if your bone marrow is affected.
- loss of appetite.
- abdominal pain.
What is the most aggressive form of lymphoma?
Aggressive lymphomas grow and spread quickly, and usually need to be treated right away. The most common type of aggressive lymphoma in the United States is diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL).
What was your first lymphoma symptom?
The best way to find HL early is to be on the lookout for possible symptoms. The most common symptom is enlargement or swelling of one or more lymph nodes, causing a lump or bump under the skin which usually doesn’t hurt. It’s most often on the side of the neck, in the armpit, or in the groin.
Where does lymphoma spread to first?
NHL usually starts in an area of lymph nodes. When it spreads to an organ or tissue outside of the lymph nodes, it is called extranodal spread.