Lymphoma kam and destinie

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Lymphoma kam and destinie

  1. 1. Teen Cancer Lymphoma
  2. 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. 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. 4. How Cancer Spreads <ul><li>Cancer cells can travel throughout the body. </li></ul><ul><li>They reproduce quickly. </li></ul>
  5. 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. 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. 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. 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. 9. Facts (cont) <ul><li>8% of teens in America get diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Disease each year. </li></ul>
  10. 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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