Monday, 12 September 2011

Lymphatic Cancer Awareness Week: Monday 12 - Sunday 18 September 2011

Leukemia & Lymphoma Research say this:
"Around 17,000 people are diagnosed with lymphoma in the UK every year - that's one person every 30 minutes.

What is lymphoma?

Lymphoma is a blood cancer. It affects a type of white blood cell called lymphocytes.

There are two main types; Hodgkin's lymphoma, which is much less common, and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Lymphoma usually develops in the lymph nodes or other tissues of the lymphatic system, which carry immune cells around the body.

What are the symptoms?

Lymphoma usually appears as a solid lump in the neck, chest, armpit or groin.

Other symptoms include tiredness, weight loss and fever. As these symptoms are common to many illnesses, lymphoma can be hard to recognise."

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