Lymphoma refers to cancer of the lymphatic system, a network of lymph nodes connected by blood vessels that drain waste products and strain cancerous cells from the body. It occurs when lymphocytes, the white blood cells that attack infectious invaders, begin to multiply uncontrollably, producing cancerous cells that invade the body. The two main types of lymphoma are Hodgkin's lymphoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Symptoms include swollen lymph nodes, night sweats, and extreme fatigue. Treatment includes chemotherapy and radioimmunotherapy. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about lymphoma, its characteristics, symptoms, treatment, and much more.
Lymphoma: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment
Get the facts about lymphoma, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and support.
What Is Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL)
A look at the causes, symptoms, and treatment of mantle cell lymphoma, a cancer that affects white blood cells known as lymphocytes.
Find out about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of follicular lymphoma, a type of cancer.
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and HIV
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, also known as AIDS-related lymphoma, is a cancer of specific white blood cells. Find out more about what it is and what you can do for it.