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Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is a part of the immune system. It is a network of nodes, glands, and vessels that transports white blood cells called lymphocytes throughout the body to fight infection.
The original tumor can begin in a number of places because lymph tissue exists throughout the body.
There are two types of lymphoma:
The most common symptom of lymphoma is swollen lymph nodes in the neck, underarm, or groin.
Other common symptoms include:
Treatment depends on a number of factors, including the type of lymphoma, the location of the cancer, how far it has spread, and the age and general health of the patient.
The most common treatment is chemotherapy.
Other treatments may include:
Reviewed: June 2018