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  • 1. Teen Cancer Lymphoma
  • 2. Description of Lymphoma
    • It is a cancer in the lymph nodes
    • It can also occur in the thymus, spleen, tonsils, adenoids, and bone marrow.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. How Cancer Spreads
    • Cancer cells can travel throughout the body.
    • They reproduce quickly.
  • 5. Symptoms
    • Painless swollen lymph nodes
    • Weight loss despite eating normally
    • Itchy skin
    • Fever, chills, or night sweats
    • Fatigue
    • Bone or joint pain
    • Recurring infections
  • 6. 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)
  • 7. 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.
  • 8. 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.
  • 9. Facts (cont)
    • 8% of teens in America get diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Disease each year.
  • 10. References
    • www.emedicinehealth.com
    • www.teenslivingwithcancer.org
    • www.iabtestsonline.org
    • www.kidshealth.org