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