Lymphoma refers to a family of cancers of the lymphatic system. The organs, tissues and vessels includes in the lymphatic system is responsible for fighting disease and infection in the immune system throughout the body. Types of lymphoma include Hodgkin's Lymphoma (Hodgkin's disease), Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and Burkitt's lymphoma. Hodgkin's lymphoma has two distinct types: Classical and Non-classical Hodgkin's lymphoma. Classical lymphoma may be diagnosed as Lymphocyte-Depleted Hodgkin Disease, Nodular Sclerosis Hodgkin Disease, Lymphocyte-Rich Hodgkin Disease or Mixed Cellularity Hodgkin's Disease. Non-classical Hodgkin's Lymphoma is mostly found in the nodes of the upper body, neck and arms Hodgkinâs Lymphoma (HL) is a rare malignancy, with an incidence of about 2,4 per 100.000 per year. Non-Hodgkinâs Lymphoma (NHL) can originate from sites other than the lymph node. Among those extranodal sites, uterus is a rare site of involvement. Burkitt's lymphoma is an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma involving B cells. Its occurrence is because of the result of chromosome translocation involving the Myc gen. Treatment of lymphoma partially include chemotherapy, immune therapy, radiation therapy, or a combination of the three treatments.
Last date updated on July, 2014