What is Lymphoma?
About half of the blood cancers that occur each year are lymphomas, or cancers of the lymphatic system. This system – composed of lymph nodes in your neck, armpits, groin, chest, and abdomen – removes excess fluids from your body and produces immune cells. Abnormal lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell that fights infection, become lymphoma cells, which multiply and collect in your lymph nodes. Over time, these cancerous cells impair your immune system.
Lymphomas are divided into two categories: Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. About 12 percent of people with lymphoma have Hodgkin lymphoma.
Signs and symptoms of Lymphoma
Symptoms of lymphoma include the following:
- Swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpits, or groin
- Weakness and fatigue
- Weight loss
- Difficulty breathing or chest pain
- Itchy skin
Traditional treatment options for lymphoma
There are various treatment options for lymphoma depending on the stage of the cancer but may include chemotherapy, radiation, biological therapies and stem cell transplant.
Utopia Wellness’ Intensive Medical Program for Lymphoma
Lymphoma is a very stressful diagnosis and your Utopia Wellness team understands this. We work with you to design a customized holistic plan to ensure you have the most effective alternative treatments for your specific cancer.