Lymphoma is a cancer of a part of the immune system called the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is an important part of the body’s immune system. Lymphoma first starts from errors that occur in the genes of white blood cells responsible for immunity and fighting infections.
The most common type of lymphoma is called Hodgkin's disease. All other lymphomas are grouped together and are called non-Hodgkin's lymphomas.
Patients' treatment options depend upon the form of lymphoma that is diagnosed. Treatment may include chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy, biological therapy, and bone marrow or stem cell transplant.
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