Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Lymphatic cancer

Lymphoma or lymph node cancer is approximately 5% of all cancers. The high risk is between fifteen to thirty four and over forty-four, but this does not mean that people outside this range are not at risk. Men are affected more by lymphoma than women. Lymph node cancer is also called lymphatic cancer as it involves lymphatic system. Lymphatic system is an integral part of human body immune system.

Hodgkin’s disease is a type of lymph node cancer. Statistically it also affects in the same age group. Night sweat, unexplained weight loss, constant fatigue and fever are most common symptoms of Hodgkin’s disease. All other types of lymph node cancer are known as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Symptoms of Non-Hodgkin’s are similar to that of Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Families with lymph node cancer history fall within higher risk group.

In United States 75% lymph node cancer has increased since 1973. Research has shown that one in fifty-two men and one in sixty-one women in the United States will catch Non-Hodgkin lymphoma within their lifetime. This big increase is due to the greater exposure to herbicides and pesticides.

If lymphatic cancer is detected at early stages then there are many modern and effective treatments are available for it’s cure. A person suffering from lymphatic cancer need not to become tense, because now a day’s medical science has a vast understanding of lymph node cancer, and a number of new inventions are made regarding the cure of this type of cancer. Also the sufferers need to accept the challenge of cancer and struggle in life and I am sure that one-day man will defeat cancer.

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