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Team member names:


Alyssa Goodwin, and

Nicole Brandt

Description of lymphoma
Description of Lymphoma

  • Lymphoma is a type of cancer. Cancer cells are the descendants of a single normal cell in which genetic errors, or mutations, have occurred.  These errors cause the cancer cells to over- or under-produce proteins that abnormally affect the cell's behavior - causing these cells divide too fast or fail to die when they should.  

  • Cancer cells are typically clonal meaning that the descendent cells  share the defects of the parent cell, but they can acquire additional mutations. 

  • The malignant behavior, such as how aggressive or slow growing it might be, is determined by the cell type, the kinds of mutations, and sometimes the host environment.

  • There are as many kinds of cancers as there are cell types: skin, lung cancer, and blood cell cancers, etc.

  • In cells, genetic errors occur in the basic building blocks of DNA called genes. These errors might occur randomly when the cell divides, or they may result from exposure to environmental toxins called carcinogens - meaning able to cause cancer.

Symptoms of lymphoma
Symptoms of Lymphoma

  • Painless lumps in your neck, armpits or groin

  • Weight loss

  • Fever

  • Excessive sweating at night

  • Itchiness all over your body

  • Loss of appetite

  • A feeling of weakness

  • Breathlessness along with swelling of the face and neck

Treatment of lymphoma
Treatment of Lymphoma

Common lymphoma treatments include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and biological therapy

Prevention tips
Prevention Tips

  • Since it is not yet known what causes lymphoma, there is no general what to prevent it.

  • Avoiding the lymphoma risk factors, like smoking, can be helpful in reducing your risk of the disease. There are some risk factors, such as family history or age, which can not be avoided.

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