Written by: SERO Board-Certified Physicians
Lymphoma, or “cancer of the lymph glands” is usually very responsive to chemotherapy and radiation, and often curable. According to the American Cancer Society, lymphoma is divided into two basic categories: Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (sometimes called Hodgkin’s Disease) and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Treatment of these two “cancers” is similar, but not identical.
What To Know
There are multiple types of lymphoma, and some risk factors include gender, age, race and geography. Males are more likely to develop lymphoma than females, African Americans and Asian Americans are less likely to develop lymphoma than white individuals. It’s important to understand that having a lymphoma risk factor does not mean you will develop this type of cancer.