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Lymphoma kam and destinie
Lymphoma kam and destinie
Lymphoma kam and destinie
Lymphoma kam and destinie
Lymphoma kam and destinie
Lymphoma kam and destinie
Lymphoma kam and destinie
Lymphoma kam and destinie
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  • 1. Teen Cancer Lymphoma
  • 2. Description of Lymphoma <ul><li>It is a cancer in the lymph nodes </li></ul><ul><li>It can also occur in the thymus, spleen, tonsils, adenoids, and bone marrow. </li></ul>
  • 3. Cancerous Cells <ul><li>Have uncontrolled cell growth </li></ul><ul><li>The cell does not function as part of the body. </li></ul><ul><li>The cell can produce tumors and uncontrollable growths anywhere in the body. </li></ul>
  • 4. How Cancer Spreads <ul><li>Cancer cells can travel throughout the body. </li></ul><ul><li>They reproduce quickly. </li></ul>
  • 5. Symptoms <ul><li>Painless swollen lymph nodes </li></ul><ul><li>Weight loss despite eating normally </li></ul><ul><li>Itchy skin </li></ul><ul><li>Fever, chills, or night sweats </li></ul><ul><li>Fatigue </li></ul><ul><li>Bone or joint pain </li></ul><ul><li>Recurring infections </li></ul>
  • 6. Treatments <ul><li>Chemotherapy (kills the growth of cancer cells with medicine) </li></ul><ul><li>Radiation (high energy rays to make tumors smaller and stop the cancer cells from growing) </li></ul>
  • 7. Facts <ul><li>More common in men than women </li></ul><ul><li>Most often in people between the ages of 15-34 </li></ul><ul><li>Runs throughout the whole body. </li></ul><ul><li>450,000 Americans are living with lymphoma. </li></ul><ul><li>People with lymphoma that have completed treatment often go through complete remission with NO signs of disease. </li></ul>
  • 8. Facts (cont) <ul><li>It can be treated with chemotherapy and in some cases radiotherapy. </li></ul><ul><li>It affects the cells that play a roll in the immune system. </li></ul><ul><li>There are 5 subtypes of Hodgkin’s Disease and about 30 subtypes of Non-Hodgkin’s Disease. </li></ul><ul><li>In the U.S., there are about 66,000 new cases of Non-Hodgkin’s Disease each year. </li></ul>
  • 9. Facts (cont) <ul><li>8% of teens in America get diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Disease each year. </li></ul>
  • 10. References <ul><li>www.emedicinehealth.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.teenslivingwithcancer.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.iabtestsonline.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.kidshealth.org </li></ul>

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