What is lymphoma?

What is lymphoma

Lymphoma is a kind of malignant tumor originating from lymph node or other lymph organizations. Currently there are nearly 70 pathological types of lymphoma, and it is mainly divided into two categories: Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

What are the risk factors of lymphoma?

Physical factors: the onset of lymphoma is related to irradiation absorption. Large dose of irradiation urges the occurrence of human’s lymphoma;

Chemical factors: chemical carcinogen, like pesticide, hair dye and so on;

Immunity factor: immunity hypofunction, like AIDS, organ transplantation, rheumatoid arthritis and so on;

Hereditary factor: the occurrence of malignant tumors has obvious trend of family gathering, for example, brothers or sisters can successively or simultaneously suffer from malignant lymphoma;

Virus: viral infection, like HTLV, HIV, EB, etc.

Besides, long term acid body constitution is the well known risk factor for lymph canceration.

What are the clinical manifestations of lymphoma?

  • Getting fever without causes. Body temperature keeps among 38-40 ℃ for several days, after treatment, the condition shall be improved but often reoccur afterwards;
  • Lymph node enlargement. Lymph node enlargement usually occurs at the positions of neck, underneath geny or ear, sometimes may spreads to armpit or fold inguen; lymph node may develop from the size of soybean to that of jujube without pain;
  • Systemic symptoms: skin itchy, unexplained weight loss, night sweat, lassitude, anaemia.

What are conventional methods for diagnosing lymphoma?

  • Radioactive examination;
  • Bone marrow examination;
  • Lower extremity lymphography;
  • CT scan.
  • Biopsy

What are the treatment methods for lymphoma?

Stage Treatment
I & II

The common treatments are chemotherapy and radiotherapy. However, for those who can’t tolerate or do not want to take chemotherapy or radiotherapy  the preferred treatment is minimally invasive treatment, including targeted therapy, interventional therapy, combined therapy of Chinese medicine and western medicine, etc for lymphoma stage 1 or stage 2.

III

In lymphoma stage 3, comprehensive treatment is better than the single treatment. Single treatment might not well meet patient’s need to kill the cancer cells to the greatest extent while comprehensive treatment can better kill the cancer cells with lesser side effects and better efficacy.

IV

In lymphoma stage 4, cancer cells have spread to other parts of the body and patients possibly are too weak to take chemotherapy or radiotherapy. At this time, minimally invasive treatment such as interventional therapy, targeted therapy, combined therapy of Chinese medicine and western medicine is a better option for them.


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