Types of Cancer
Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer, which attacks the body’s lymphatic system. Your body produces lymph, a fluid that contains white blood cells. Lymphoma occurs when a white blood cell develops a mutation and the abnormal cells multiply, spreading throughout your body.
The two main types of lymphoma are Hodgkin lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Symptoms of lymphoma vary, depending on the type, but the most common symptoms include:
- Enlarged lymph nodes, most commonly in the neck, armpit or groin;
- Persistent fever or chills;
- Unexplained weight loss;
- Excessive fatigue;
- Shortness of breath;
- Night sweats.