When cells in the body start growing uncontrollably, it can lead to cancer which is a deadly disease. Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma is cancer which occurs in white blood cells, scientifically called as “Lymphocytes”, a part of your body’s immune system. Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma is also called as NHL or simply Lymphoma. It is mostly found in adults but children can also get affected by it. It starts normally in lymph nodes rather it sometimes affect the skin, called as Lymphoma of skin. Lymph is the part of body’s immune system which combats against viruses and infections and assists fluid travel through the body. Cancer can twitch in the body where lymph tissues are found. The key spots of lymph tissues are: Lymph nodes, spleen, bone marrow, thymus, adenoids and tonsils, and digestive tract.
Lymph nodes are bean-sized assortment of lymphocytes cells all through the body including chest, abdomen and pelvis. Spleen is present at the underside of ribs on the left side of body. It works as the storage of healthy blood cells and strain out impaired blood cells, bacteria and other viruses. Bone marrow is present in bones, spongy tissues where new blood cells are made. Thymus is present at the upper part of breastbone in front of the heart and progresses T lymphocytes. Adenoids and tonsils are present in the backside of throat which helps is guarding throat from germs during the process of breathing. Lastly, lymph tissues are also present in stomach, intestines and in other organs.
If you want to know the treatment of lymphoma, first you must know its types and how mature the cells have become to cure against cancer. It can be treated by checking which type of lymphoma is affected, i.e., B cells or T cells. There are two main types of lymphocytes, B lymphocytes and T lymphocytes.
B cells are generally responsible for making proteins called antibodies to protect body against germs and other viruses. These antibodies also help guard other parts of body being destructed by the disease.T cells are responsible for maintaining and boosting the immune system of body, which supports in terminating the germs and anomalous cells in the body.Lymphoma can flinch either of the type but most commonly found lymphoma is Type B cells.
After knowing the type, you must know how it can be treated? It can be treated by chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy for drugs, radiation therapy, high-dose chemotherapy, and surgery for non-Hodgkin lymphoma.Other treatments include: B cells treatment, T cells treatment, treating HIV associated lymphoma, palliative and supportive care for non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Now, you have thorough knowledge of this disease, go see specialists which include:
The person who treats lymphoma with chemotherapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapy, a medical oncologist. One treats cancer with radiations, called as radiation oncologist. And go for bone marrow transplant doctor who specializes in the treatment of cancer and other diseases with bone marrow. Therefore, look for the root cause of disease and treat a.s.a.p.!!