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.
Watchful Waiting for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Find out why your doctor may suggest you hold off on treatment for your non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, an approach called "watchful waiting" or "watch and wait."
Leukemia/Lymphoma Radiation Therapy: What to Expect
Find out what happens during radiation treatment for leukemia or lymphoma, how long it lasts, what the side effects could be, why your doctor might prescribe it, and more.
Burkitt Lymphoma: Diagnosis, Prognosis, Symptoms, and Treatments
WebMD explains Burkitt lymphoma, including its symptoms, causes, and treatments.