What Is Lymphoma Cancer?

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What is lymphoma cancer?

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Lymphoma is most common type in all blood cancers. It occurs in the lymphatic system, a part of the body’s immune system that defends against infection. In most cases, lymphoma starts in lymph nodes or lymphatic tissue like the stomach or intestines.

Patients develop lymphoma when the white cells in their bodies turn abnormal. These white cells are supposed to travel through the blood and lymphatic system and to defend the body against invaders, such as bacteria and viruses. However, when lymphocytes turn abnormal, they may divide faster and live longer than normal ones. Cancerous lymphocytes can also spread through the blood and lymphatic system and then they may affect other parts of the body, including spleen, bone marrow and the lymph nodes.

 

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