Types of Cancer

Lymphoma 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.

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